ACT to SAT Conversion

You’ve prepped for the ACT test, dedicated a Saturday to taking it, 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?

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 test score to see how well you might do on the SAT.

Enter your ACT composite score (out of 36)

Your potential SAT composite score (out of 1600)

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SAT to ACT Score Calculator

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

Enter your SAT composite score (out of 1600)

Your potential ACT composite score (out of 36)

ACT vs SAT Conversion Table

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


The conversions above are based on You can use the table to approximate your score or can look up the school of your choice here and check out their reported ACT/SAT Test Score data. If a school’s lowest accepted score is a 34 on the ACT or a 1490 on the SAT, those two scores are about equivalent for that school.

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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