Conversion Chart: New SAT to Old SAT Score

September 26, 2021

SAT Score Conversion Chart for New SAT, Old SAT, and ACT Scores

Want to see how your scores on the  SAT compare to ACT? The College Board has updated the concordance tables so students can see how their SAT total scores compare to composite ACT scores.

SAT Score to ACT Score Chart

This SAT score conversion chart is a good way to see how your scores compare and how that impacts your balanced college list. In addition to the online score converter, the CollegeBoard also has a converter app, available in the App Store and in Google Play. The app makes it easy to convert and compare your scores on the go!


*Use this SAT score when a single score point comparison is required.

For a comprehensive breakdown of how your SAT scores compare, which also includes a breakdown of section scores, subscores test scores, and cross-test, have a look at the College Board’s concordance resources here

When did the change happen in the SAT Scoring System?

The change occurred in SAT scoring system in January of 2016. The NEW SAT test comprises an optional essay. 

In the new version of the SAT, the 3 reading sections with a total of 67 questions have been combined into 1 section with 52 questions. The math sections have also been merged. 

In the old SAT test, there were 3 math sections, now there are two. In one section you can use a calculator and in one section you cannot use a calculator.


* For lower score points, there is not enough data to produce a valid concordance between the new SAT and ACT.

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