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SAT/ACT Score Conversion Chart

Information adapted from Gruber's Complete ACT Guide 2013.

Colleges can use a score conversion chart to convert scores from one test to the other.

However, you should never assume that a college will take your ACT score if it requires the SAT, or vice versa.  Some schools are willing to take either one, even though they have a stated preference or requirement. If you have a much stronger score in one test, but the school requires the other, talk to an admissions officer at the school to see if they are willing to accept either.

SAT/ACT Score Conversion
SAT (with writing) ACT Composite
2400 36
2340—2390 35
2280—2330 34
2220—2270 33
2160—2210 32
2100—2150 31
2040—2090 30
1980—2030 29
1920—1970 28
1860—1910 27
1800—1850 26
1740—1790 25
1680—1730 24
1620—1670 23
1560—1610 22
1500—1550 21
1440—1490 20
1380—1430 19
1320—1370 18
1260—1310 17
1200—1250 16
1140—1190 15
1080—1130 14
1020—1070 13
960—1010 12
900—950 11