So you’ve taken both the ACT and SAT, and you want to know which score was better.

Let’s convert your scores between the two tests and see! 

This ACT to SAT conversion chart can help you get a good idea of your score on either test. (Note: The conversion might vary slightly based on the difficulty of each individual test).

Haven’t taken both tests? That’s okay! Typically we encourage students to take both the ACT and SAT and see which one you prefer. But this can be a good step to help you make that decision!

So grab your ACT and SAT scores and let’s get started!

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 I take the ACT or SAT?

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

First, whichever test you decide to take, make sure you take it at least four times. You don’t get your best score your first time! You’ll want to invest the time and effort to really become comfortable with the test so you can get your highest possible score. 

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, including their timing and their sections. If you still don’t have a clear winner, just pick whichever one you happen to prefer, and run with it! Focus your efforts on that test and see how much you can improve your score.

A great way to do that? With the help of ACT or SAT test prep. Learn more about our online courses or one-on-one tutoring to see how you can jump your score on either test! 

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.