Standardized Testing: SAT vs. ACT

For students who take both the SAT and the ACT, Claremont McKenna College will look at applicant scores using the following equivalency table. CMC only considers the highest scores on standardized test results. ACT test takers must take the ACT Writing Exam in order for the score to be accepted by the CMC Admission Office. Scores must be submitted via the appropriate testing agency. Copies, facsimiles, or score results submitted by high schools will not be accepted by the Admission Office.

SAT Score
(Highest Critical Reading + Highest Math)

ACT Equivalent
(Highest Composite)

1600

36

1540-1590

35

1490-1530

34

1440-1480

33

1400-1430

32

1360-1390

31

1330-1350

30

1290-1320

29

1250-1280

28

1210-1240

27

1170-1200

26

1130-1160

25

1090-1120

24

1050-1080

23

1020-1040

22

980-1010

21

940-970

20

900-930

19

860-890

18

820-850

17

770-810

16

720-760

15

670-710

14

620-660

13

560-610

12

510-550

11

470-500

10

430-460

9

400-420

8