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ACT/SAT Equivalency Table

If you took the SAT instead of the ACT, Iowa will convert your score according to the following equivalency table. Use the table below to convert an SAT score. NOTE: SAT has changed their scoring system. The table below uses the new SAT score for tests taken after February 2016. If you took the SAT prior to February 2016, please convert your SAT to the new format using the SAT Score Converter.

New SAT Score
(1600 scale, for tests taken after February 2016)

ACT Equivalent

(Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math) (composite)

1600

36

1560-1590

35

1520-1550

34

1490-1510

33

1450-1480

32

1420-1440

31

1390-1410

30

1350-1380

29

1310-1340

28

1300-1280

27

1240-1270

26

1200-1230

25

1160-1190

24

1130-1150

23

1100-1120

22

1060-1090

21

1020-1050

20

980-1010

19

940-970

18

900-930

17

860-890

16

810-850

15

760-800

14

720-750

13

630-710

12

560-620

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