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ACT to SAT Score Conversion

ACT to SAT Score Conversion

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)
36 2390 2380–2400
35 2330 2290–2370
34 2250 2220–2280
33 2180 2140–2210
32 2120 2080–2130
31 2060 2020–2070
30 2000 1980–2010
29 1940 1920–1970
28 1880 1860–1910
27 1820 1800–1850
26 1770 1740–1790
25 1710 1680–1730
24 1650 1620–1670
23 1590 1560–1610
22 1530 1510–1550
21 1470 1450–1500
20 1410 1390–1440
19 1350 1330–1380
18 1290 1270–1320
17 1230 1210–1260
16 1170 1140–1200
15 1100 1060–1130
14 1020 990–1050
13 950 910–980
12 870 820–900
11 780 750–810

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.

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