Sat Writing Essay Score Conversion Lsat

You’ve prepped for the ACT, dedicated a Saturday to taking the test, and received your score report. Now you're wondering how you would have scored on the SAT instead. Can you convert your scores between the SAT and ACT?

In March 2016, the College Board (creator of the SAT) released  concordance tables to help admissions officers compare SAT and ACT scores during the admission process. You can use our tools to convert your ACT scores to SAT scores or convert your SAT scores to ACT scores. Scroll down for a look at the underlying data on the SAT to ACT conversion chart.

ACT to SAT Score Calculator

Input your ACT score to see how well you might do on the SAT.




SAT to ACT Score Calculator

Input your SAT score to see how well you might do on the ACT.


ACT to SAT Conversion Table

 You can see composite SAT/ACT score concordance data below.

SAT ACT  SAT ACT  SAT ACT
160036 125026 90017
159035 124026 89016
158035 123025 88016
157035 122025 87016
156035 121025 86016
155034 120025 85015
154034 119024 84015
153034 118024 83015
152034 117024 82015
151033 116024 81015
150033 115023 80014
149033 114023 79014
148032 113023 78014
147032 112022 77014
146032 111022 76014
145032 110022 75013
144031 109021 74013
143031 108021 73013
142031 107021 72013
141030 106021 71012
140030 105020 70012
139030 104020 69012
138029 103020 68012
137029 102020 67012
136029 101019 66012
135029 100019 65012
134028 99019 64012
133028 98019 63012
132028 97018 62011
131028 96018 61011
130027 95018 60011
129027 94018 59011
128027 93017 58011
127026 92017 57011
126026 91017 56011

Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

If a college's admissions policy indicates that they accept scores from either test, you can be certain that the school does not favor one over the other. Check out SAT vs ACT for an overview of the differences between the exams or take our handy SAT or ACT QUIZ.  An increasing number of students consider  taking both exams.

The best way to determine which test will best reflect your academic potential is to do a trial run of both exams. We offer free practice tests for both the SAT and ACT under the same testing conditions as the actual exams.Our awesome test prep experts will help you understand your personalized score report and make a plan for getting the score you want. 

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Many college applicants take both the SAT and ACT for admission. This trend might be more visible this year thanks to the confusion surrounding the new SAT. For students taking both the exams, it would make sense to submit the best score for admission. Thankfully, College Board and the ATC have put out concordance tables which offer a good comparison between both the exams.

In the SAT-ACT concordance tables shown below, you will see that a range of SAT scores along with a single score is concorded to a single ACT score point. That is simply because SAT has more score points than the SAT. The single SAT score point aids in direct comparison with corresponding ACT score point.

Also, you will see two tables below. That is because the ACT composite score does not account for the ACT writing test score. So, students who do not opt for the ACT writing test can use the first table. For applicants who have taken the ACT writing, use both the tables and add the scores to get a concorded score on the SAT 600-2400 scale.

Bear in mind the ACT and SAT are two very different exams. While the ACT is more focused on academic achievements in high school, SAT stresses in general skills in verbal and quantitative reasoning. There is no real way to equate both the exams or their scores. Understand that the tables below do not equate scores, but provide a useful tool to find comparable scores.

SAT Critical Reading + Mathematics (Score Range) ACT Composite ScoreSAT Critical Reading + Mathematics (Single Score)
1600361600
1540–1590351560
1490–1530341510
1440–1480331460
1400–1430321420
1360–1390311380
1330–1350301340
1290–1320291300
1250–1280281260
1210–1240271220
1170–1200261190
1130–1160251150
1090–1120241110
1050–1080231070
1020–1040221030
980–101021990
940–97020950
900–93019910
860–89018870
820–85017830
770–81016790
720–76015740
670–71014690
620–66013640
560–61012590
510–55011530
SAT Writing (Score Range)ACT English/Writing ScoreSAT Writing (Single Score)
80036800
80035800
770–79034770
730–76033740
710–72032720
690–70031690
660–68030670
640–65029650
620–63028630
61027610
590–60026590
570–58025570
550–56024550
530–54023530
510–52022510
480–50021490
47020470
450–46019450
430–44018430
410–42017420
390–40016400
38015380
360–37014360
340–35013340
320–33012330
300–31011310

(Source: College Board)

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