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Kristin Fracchia

ACT to New SAT to Old SAT Score Conversion Chart

If you are currently studying for the SAT or ACT (or making decisions about whether you should take the ACT vs the SAT), chances are you are stuck in the middle of the old SAT to new Redesigned SAT transition. If you’ve already taken the ACT or previous SAT and are eyeing the new SAT, or if you’ve taken practice tests of the ACT and new SAT and want to see which test you might do better on, you probably want to know how your scores compare.

Unfortunately, comparing scores is not as easy as it might sound with all the changes in the tests.

So we’ve created this ACT to New SAT to Old SAT score conversion chart!


This information is HOT OFF THE PRESSES: just released by the College Board on May 9, 2016 and it is official information from the College Board. Note that it is not official information from the ACT, but we will update this chart if the ACT releases an official chart as well or if the College Board and ACT work together on one. (You can see our previous estimated score ranges chart at the bottom of this post.)

  • If you’re wondering why all the lines aren’t filled in for the ACT, well, that’s because there are far larger jumps between ACT scores than SAT scores. So if your SAT score falls between the ACT scores in the column below, you can assume your equivalent ACT score would be between those two scores. Colleges and universities don’t have any more information than what you have on the chart below, so they would also make this assumption.

    This means, for example, that anything between a 1570 and 1600 on the new SAT would be viewed as a 35-36 on the ACT, or that anything between a 1030 and 1070 on the new SAT would be viewed as a 20-21 on the ACT.

 
We’ve only included official data points from the College Board on our chart so as to present the most accurate information available.


ACT to Old SAT to New SAT Total Score


Hint: You can also type in your score into the search box to pull up the relevant line.
ACT Composite ScoreOld SAT Total Score
(600-2400)
New SAT Total Score
(400-1600)
 
600400
610410
620420
630430
640440
650450
660460
670470
680480
690490
700500
710510
720520
730530
740540
750550
760560
770580
11780590
790600
800610
810620
820630
830640
840650
850660
860670
12870680
880690
890690
900700
910710
920710
930720
940730
950730
13960740
13970740
980750
990760
1000760
1010770
141020780
141030780
1040790
1050800
1060800
1070810
1080810
1090820
151100830
151110830
1120840
1130850
1140850
1150860
161160870
161170870
1180880
1190890
1200890
1210900
171220910
171230910
1240920
1250930
1260930
1270940
181280950
181290950
1300960
1310970
1320980
1330980
191340990
13501000
13601000
13701010
13801020
13901020
2014001030
2014101030
14201040
14301050
14401050
14501060
2114601070
2114701070
14801080
14901090
15001090
15101100
2215201110
2215301110
15401120
15501120
15601130
2315701140
2315801140
15901150
16001160
16101160
16201170
2416301180
2416401180
16501190
16601200
16701200
16801210
16901210
2517001220
17101230
17201230
17301240
17401250
17501250
2617601260
17701270
17801270
17901280
2718001290
2718101290
18201300
18301300
18401310
2818501320
2818601320
18701330
18801340
18901340
19001350
19101350
2919201360
19301370
19401370
19501380
19601380
19701390
3019801400
3019901400
20001410
20101410
20201420
3120301430
3120401430
20501440
20601440
20701450
20801450
20901460
3221001470
3221101470
21201480
21301480
21401490
21501490
3321601500
3321701500
21801510
21901510
22001510
22101520
22201520
22301530
22401530
3422501540
3422601540
22701550
22801550
22901550
23001560
23101560
3523201570
3523301570
23401580
23501580
23601590
23701590
23801590
3623901600
3624001600

We also recommend the official College Board Score Converter app, which will allow you to plug in your scores and see various equivalents across the old SAT, new SAT, and ACT, both for total scores and for section scores.
 
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Previous ACT to SAT Score Converter Table


These numbers are based on the prior 2015 ACT to SAT concordance tables released by the College Board and ACT that convert ACT scores to SAT scores on both the 1600 and 2400 scale. See the chart above for the most recent, accurate information.
 

ACT New SAT (starting March 2016) Old SAT (before March 2016)
36 1600 2380-2400
35 1540-1590 2290-2370
34 1490-1530 2220-2280
33 1440-1480 2140-2210
32 1400-1430 2080-2130
31 1360-1390 2020-2070
30 1330-1350 1980-2010
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 1510-1550
21 980-1010 1450-1500
20 940-970 1390-1440
19 900-930 1330-1380
18 860-890 1270-1320
17 820-850 1210-1260
16 770-810 1140-1200
15 720-760 1060-1130
14 670-710 990-1050
13 620-660 910-980
12 560-610 820-900
11 510-550 750-810

 

About Kristin Fracchia

Kristin makes sure Magoosh's blogs are chock-full of awesome, free resources for students preparing for standardized tests. With a PhD from UC Irvine and degrees in Education and English, she’s been working in education since 2004 and has helped students prepare for standardized tests, as well as college and graduate school admissions, since 2007. She enjoys the agonizing bliss of marathon running, backpacking, hot yoga, and esoteric knowledge.


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