SAT ACT Concordance Scale

SAT ACT Conversation, Convert SAT to ACT, Convert ACT to SAT

Be able to convert your ACT score to a new SAT score instantly. Or vice versa.

A number of folks ask us if their ACT or new SAT is stronger. Wonder no longer. We’ve got an SAT / ACT Concordance Scale for our readers. Note that this does not include writing scores. We didn’t wish to overwhelm folks with charts so we’ll include writing score conversions in a subsequent post. We know, we know. You’ll be waiting at the edge of your seat. Who isn’t?

Regular readers of our college admissions blog know that highly selective colleges value the SAT equally to the ACT. They also know that much to the surprise of many folks on the coasts of our country, more students choose to take the ACT than the SAT. As we tell all of our students, if you’re better at the SAT, take the SAT. If you’re better at the ACT, take the ACT. But if you haven’t taken practice tests of both, you have absolutely no way of knowing which test you’re better at and you’re just guessing out of thin air. Do not guess out of thin air when it comes to your SAT or ACT since your score will be so vitally important for college admissions.

Have a question about the SAT / ACT Concordance Scale? Let us know your questions by posting below. And if you’re wondering if Ivy Coach tutors students for the SAT and ACT, we sure do.

ACT Score

New SAT Score

36

1600

35

1570

34

1540

33

1500

32

1470

31

1430

30

1400

29

1360

28

1320

27

1290

26

1260

25

1220

24

1180

23

1140

22

1110

21

1070

20

1030

19

990

18

950

17

910

16

870

15

830

14

780

13

740

12

680

11

590

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2 Comments

  • Mark says:

    I have taken the ACT (10th grade) and the new SAT (11th grade) once. On the ACT, I received a composite 35 (M 36, W 36, R 30, S 36) and a1560 on the SAT (800 M, 760 R/W). I will be applying to highly selective schools that allow you to select which to submit (except Stanford). Should I just submit the SAT since I did well on the R/W compared to the Reading score on my ACT? I’m sure I could improve the Reading (all practice tests were 33-35) but I really don’t want to retake if don’t need to…thoughts?

  • Mark says:

    I have taken the ACT (10th grade) and the new SAT (11th grade) once. On the ACT, I received a composite 35 (M 36, W 36, R 30, S 36) and a1560 on the SAT (800 M, 760 R/W). I will be applying to highly selective schools that allow you to select which to submit (except Stanford). Should I just submit the SAT since I did well on the R/W compared to the Reading score on my ACT? I’m sure I could improve the Reading (all practice tests were 33-35) but I really don’t want to retake if don’t need to…thoughts?

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