Old SAT to New SAT Conversion Chart

Although the scores of the definitive sections of the SAT need to be combined to calculate your total SAT score, the two scenarios yield hugely dissimilar scores when converted section-wise and when converted altogether.

Updated by Harsh Rao on 28th February 2020

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is an Entrance exam many colleges and universities in the United States conducted to select students for admission. It is a 3 hour long (excluding essay) pencil-paper examination consisting of multiple-choice questions of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.

There were some changes made to the SAT back in March of 2016, which involved the remodeling of the scoring system. The total shifted from a 2400-marks scale to a 1600-scale.

Although the scores of the definitive sections of the SAT need to be combined to calculate your total SAT score, the two scenarios yield hugely dissimilar scores when converted section-wise and when converted altogether. Hence, to obtain the most accurate results, the calculation and conversion of the scores of each section separately would be recommended.


Also read What is the Highest SAT score?


Old Math SAT to New Math SAT

Since there is no change in the total score in the Math section of the SAT, the conversion process for this section is very simple.

Old Math SAT

New Math SAT

Old Math SAT

New Math SAT

Old Math SAT

New Math SAT

800

800

600

620

400

440

790

800

590

610

390

430

780

790

580

600

380

420

770

780

570

590

370

410

760

780

560

580

360

400

750

770

550

570

350

390

740

760

540

570

340

380

730

760

530

560

330

370

720

750

520

550

320

360

710

740

510

540

310

360

700

730

500

530

300

350

690

720

490

520

290

340

680

710

480

510

280

330

670

700

470

510

270

310

660

690

460

500

260

300

650

670

450

490

250

280

640

660

440

480

240

260

630

650

430

470

230

250

620

640

420

460

220

230

610

630

410

450

210

220

 

 

 

 

200

200

 


Old Reading + Writing SAT to New Reading + Writing SAT Conversion Table

While the older version of Reading + Writing SAT was calculated out of 1600, with both Reading and Writing sections consisting of 800 each, the new version of Reading + Writing SAT is scored out of 800 in total.

Old Reading and Writing SAT

New Reading and Writing SAT

Old Reading and Writing SAT

New Reading and Writing SAT

Old Reading and Writing SAT

New Reading and Writing SAT

1600

800

1200

650

800

450

1590

800

1190

650

790

440

1580

800

1180

650

780

440

1570

790

1170

640

770

430

1560

790

1160

640

760

430

1550

780

1150

630

750

420

1540

780

1140

630

740

420

1530

780

1130

620

730

410

1520

770

1120

620

720

410

1510

770

1110

610

710

400

1500

770

1100

610

700

400

1490

760

1090

600

690

390

1480

760

1080

600

680

390

1470

760

1070

590

670

380

1460

750

1060

590

660

380

1450

750

1050

580

650

370

1440

750

1040

580

640

370

1430

740

1030

570

630

360

1420

740

1020

570

620

360

1410

740

1010

560

610

360

1400

730

1000

560

600

350

1390

730

990

550

590

350

1380

730

980

550

580

340

1370

720

970

540

570

340

1360

720

960

540

560

330

1350

710

950

530

550

330

1340

710

940

530

540

330

1330

710

930

520

530

320

1320

700

920

510

520

320

1310

700

910

510

510

310

1300

700

900

500

500

310

1290

690

890

500

490

300

1280

690

880

490

480

290

1270

680

870

490

470

280

1260

680

860

480

460

270

1250

680

850

480

450

260

1240

670

840

470

440

240

1230

670

830

460

430

230

1220

660

820

460

420

220

1210

660

810

450

410

210

 

 

 

 

400

200

The above-mentioned 2 tables will help you to calculate new SAT scores using old SAT scores, and the opposite. To obtain your converted SAT scores to the utmost accuracy, sum both of the sections respective to your scores.


Old Combined SAT Score to New Combined SAT Score

In case you have your SAT scores combined and not section-wise, you can refer to the less-accurate version of the comparison-table mentioned below.

New Combined SAT

Old Combined SAT

New Combined SAT

Old Combined SAT

New Combined SAT

Old Combined SAT

1600

2390

1200

1670

800

1060

1590

2370

1190

1650

790

1040

1580

2350

1180

1640

780

1030

1570

2330

1170

1620

770

1010

1560

2300

1160

1610

760

990

1550

2280

1150

1590

750

980

1540

2260

1140

1570

740

960

1530

2230

1130

1560

730

950

1520

2210

1120

1540

720

930

1510

2190

1110

1530

710

910

1500

2170

1100

1510

700

900

1490

2150

1090

1490

690

880

1480

2130

1080

1480

680

870

1470

2110

1070

1460

670

860

1460

2090

1060

1450

660

850

1450

2080

1050

1430

650

840

1440

2060

1040

1420

640

830

1430

2040

1030

1400

630

820

1420

2020

1020

1390

620

810

1410

2000

1010

1370

610

800

1400

1990

1000

1360

600

790

1390

1970

990

1340

590

780

1380

1950

980

1330

580

770

1370

1930

970

1310

570

760

1360

1920

960

1300

560

750

1350

1900

950

1280

550

740

1340

1880

940

1270

540

730

1330

1870

930

1250

530

730

1320

1850

920

1240

520

720

1310

1840

910

1220

510

710

1300

1820

900

1210

500

700

1290

1810

890

1200

490

690

1280

1790

880

1180

480

680

1270

1780

870

1170

470

670

1260

1760

860

1150

460

660

1250

1750

850

1140

450

650

1240

1730

840

1120

440

640

1230

1710

830

1110

430

630

1220

1700

820

1090

420

620

1210

1680

810

1070

410

610

 

 

 

 

400

600