# SAT/ACT

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by jaw7000, Apr 30, 2013.

1. ### jaw7000Member

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How does the USAFA determine ACT/SAT conversions? What would a 28 Math ACT be equivalent to in the SAT? Thanks!

2. ### Christcorp5-Year Member

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It's not really a conversion. It's a formula. GPA + Class Rank + Plus course difficulty/availability +..... + ACT = Academic score. But in-BETWEEN each of those "+" signs are formulas for calculating a composite score. If the SAT is used instead of the ACT, then the formula changes at that point.

You can't do a direct conversion with your "28", because there aren't the same number of tests. ACT has 4 or 5 (depending if you take writing). SAT has 3.

There is a conversion that some schools use; e.g 28 composite ACT is equal to 1880 CR+M+W; or a range of between 1860-1910. Unfortunately, it's difficult to say it's a direct correlation. But when used in the formula, it equals. I.e. a 36 on each ACT test and composite, once formulated, would equal an 800 on each SAT score. But you can't have a direct number comparison the way you're asking. It depends on each of the individual tests and the formula. Not just the composite.

3. ### FlyingFuzzMember

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You could convert the scores using percentiles, but as CC said, the Academy doesn't really see any need as they accept both test scores.