SAT / ACT Conversion Chart – How to Convert SAT and ACT Scores

Check out our ACT and SAT conversion chart.

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The SAT and ACT are incredibly important for college-bound students. Why is the ACT/SAT so important? Well, not only can they determine whether a student is accepted to their college of choice, but they could also qualify them to receive huge scholarships depending on their score.

SAT Scoring

As of 2016, the new SAT is now scored on a scale of 1600 once again. There will be an optional writing portion, which is scored separately.

The test’s infamous 1/4 point penalty for incorrect answers (the “guessing penalty”) will be removed, and instead, test-takers will only receive points for correct answers and not lose any for incorrect answers.

Median scores for the old SAT were around 1500 out of 2400, so it’s likely that the media scores for the new scale will come in at around 1000 out of 1600.

ACT Scoring

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, although 11 is generally the lowest score received on the test. The optional writing test is given a score of 1-36, with sub-scores of 1-12 given for various aspects of the writing.

Median student scores on the ACT are generally around 21-22.

ACT and SAT Conversion Chart

Have you taken the SAT or ACT? Wondering how your score stacks up? Or, did you take both and want to figure out which one you scored better on?

Either way, this conversion chart can help you convert your SAT score (either 1600 or 2400 scale) into an ACT score.

Old SAT (2400 Scale) ACT Composite Score New SAT (1600 Scale)
2400 36 1600
2340-2390 35 1540-1590
2280-2330 34 1490-1530
2220-2270 33 1440-1480
2160-2210 32 1400-1430
2100-2150 31 1360-1390
2040-2090 30 1330-1350
1980-2030 29 1290-1320
1920-1970 28 1250-1280
1860-1910 27 1210-1240
1800-1850 26 1170-1200
1740-1790 25 1130-1160
1680-1730 24 1090-1120
1620-1670 23 1050-1080
1560-1610 22 1020-1040
1500-1550 21 980-1010
1440-1490 20 940-970
1380-1430 19 900-930
1320-1370 18 860-890
1260-1310 17 820-850
1200-1250 16 770-810
1140-1190 15 720-760
1080-1130 14 670-710
1020-1070 13 620-660
960-1010 12 560-610
900-950 11 510-550

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