You’ve taken both the ACT and SAT, and you want to know which score was better. This ACT to SAT conversion chart (valid for SATs through 2023; the new Digital SAT format may compare differently) gives you a clear idea of your score on either test. (Note: The conversion might vary slightly based on the difficulty of each individual test). 

If you haven’t yet taken both tests, that’s okay. It’s a good idea, though, to take both the ACT and SAT once each, then focus on the one you prefer. This chart can help you make that decision.

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ACT to SAT Score Conversion Chart

ACT Score SAT Score
36 1590
35 1540
34 1500
33 1460
32 1430
31 1400
30 1370
29 1340
28 1310
27 1280
26 1240
25 1210
24 1180
23 1140
22 1110
21 1080
20 1040
19 1010
18 970
17 930
16 890
15 850
14 800
13 760
12 710
11 670
10 630
9 590


Should you take the ACT or SAT?

Now that you know how your scores convert, how do you decide which test to take? 

If you aren’t sure which test will be best for you or if your scores are similar, understand the differences between the two tests. If you still don’t have a clear winner, pick whichever one “feels right” to you. Then take that test at least three more times and invest the time and effort to get your best possible score.

ACT or SAT test prep can help. Learn more about our Live! and on-demand online courses or one-on-one tutoring to see how you can jump your score on either the ACT or SAT. 

Related posts: 

The Difference between the ACT and SAT
When Should You Take the ACT and SAT
So, What’s the Deal with ACT Scores?




SAT or ACT: Which Test Should You Take?  

This infographic compares the two tests to help you make an informed decision when it comes to the ACT vs SAT.