Many students are increasingly taking both the ACT and SAT for admission to colleges. While colleges accept both the scores, students should be careful about the scores that you are submitting. If you fall in that group of students who take both the tests, then it would be a good idea to submit the higher scores after converting the scores.
The following table is commonly used by colleges for ACT to SAT score conversion.
|ACT Composite Score||Estimated SAT CR+M+W||Estimated SAT CR+M+W (Score Range)|
These conversion tables should give you a fair bit of understanding of the exam scores relative to each other. If you have taken both the exams, then use the table as a reference guide to send scores. For instance, if you have scored 31 in ACT and 1920 in SAT, ACT gives you a better shot at the programs of your choice.(Source: www.act.org)
Keep in mind that both SAT and ACT are very different from each other. While the score comparison charts offer a useful guide, it would be a good idea to take just one exam depending on your strengths and weaknesses.