The ACT has a set formula for converting their composite scores into SAT composite scores — but frankly it’s a little long and tedious. Here, we’ve consolidated all of the score conversions into one handy reference table (in both image and text form) that contains not only the corresponding SAT 2400 scores for each ACT score, but also the SAT 1600 score and each score’s percentile from the 2015-16 ACT season.

ACTvSAT
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ACT Composite SAT 1600 SAT 2400
36 1600 2390
35 1560 2330
34 1510 2250
33 1460 2180
32 1420 2120
31 1380 2060
30 1340 2000
29 1300 1940
28 1260 1880
27 1220 1820
26 1190 1770
25 1150 1710
24 1110 1650
23 1070 1590
22 1030 1530
21 990 1470
20 950 1410
19 910 1350
18 870 1290
17 830 1230
16 790 1170
15 740 1110
14 690 1020
13 640 950
12 590 870
11 530 780

 

Jeanette Si

Jeanette Si

Jeanette is a junior at Cornell University double majoring in Information Science and China and Asia-Pacific Studies. As someone who’s received a lot of help from mentors during her personal admissions process, she’s looking to give back now that her own admissions season is behind her. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found singing show tunes (terribly), playing MOBAs (passably), or quoting Jane Austen (expertly).
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