Use the SAT Score Converter mobile app and online tool to compare scores on the new SAT, the old SAT, and the ACT.
The College Board’s SAT Score Converter is the official tool for comparing old and new SAT scores. It uses a method called concordance to estimate how you might have scored on a different test.
If you don’t have your scores yet, sign in to your online score report. Then pick the option that’s right for you:
- To convert a score out of 1600 to a score out of 2400, choose New SAT to Old SAT.
- To convert a score out of 2400 to a score out of 1600, choose Old SAT to New SAT.
After you enter your scores and get the results, you can see comparable ACT scores.
Colleges and SAT Scores
For the next few years, most colleges will accept both new and old SAT scores. They will also be converting scores so they can make fair admission decisions no matter which SAT scores students submit.
Choosing Which Scores to Send
If you have scores from the old SAT and the new SAT and don’t want to send both to colleges, use the SAT Score Converter to compare them before you choose.
Important: Always check college websites for their latest Score Choice™ policy before sending your scores.
Comparing Your Scores to College Freshman Scores
BigFuture’s College Search can show you how your SAT scores compare to the SAT scores of the freshman class at your favorite colleges.
To find the SAT scores of a college’s freshman class:
- Look up a college on BigFuture.
- Click Applying.
- Click the SAT & ACT Scores tab.
- Choose either I took the SAT After March 1, 2016 or I took the SAT Before March 1, 2016.
In the SAT Before March 1, 2016 tab, you’ll see the mid-range old SAT scores of the freshman class as well as the percentage of freshmen whose scores fell in each score range.
In the SAT After March 1, 2016 tab, you’ll see the mid-range new SAT scores of the freshman class. These are estimates based on converted old SAT scores, because colleges don’t have freshman-year statistics for the new SAT yet.
You can also search for colleges by new or old SAT scores — and lots of other factors. Just go to College Search and click Test Scores & Selectivity.