Standardized Test Scores

Concordance Table

Updated Summer 2018, per tables released by ACT and College Board. Effective for the Spring 2019 semester and following terms. Information about the 2016 SAT Redesign is available further below.

ACT Redesigned SAT
36 1590
35 1540
34 1500
33 1460
32 1430
31 1400
30 1370
29 1340
28 1310
27 1280
26 1240
25 1210
24 1160
23 1140
22 1110
21 1080
20 1030
19 1010
18 970
17 930
16 890
15 850
14 800
13 760
12 710
11 670
10 630
9 590

The College Board began offering a redesigned SAT in March 2016. Applicants to the University of Arkansas for any 2016 term may submit pre-March 2016 SAT scores or scores from the redesigned SAT for admission and scholarship purposes. Because of key differences between the two exam formats, we will not calculate a superscore between the new and old SAT versions.

Applicants for 2017 or beyond should take the redesigned test but can also submit scores from the pre-March 2016 version.

Detailed information about the redesigned exam is available on the College Board's website. Please also see the frequently asked questions below.


How is the new SAT different?
The redesigned SAT has two 800-point sections instead of three. Math is still math, but components of the critical reading section and writing section will now be used to create the evidence-based reading and writing score. Also, the essay portion is now optional and does not factor in the evidence-based reading and writing section.
Has superscoring changed?
SAT superscoring refers to combining a student's best critical reading score from one sitting of the SAT with her or his best math score from another. Superscores do not include the writing section.

The University of Arkansas superscores for admission and scholarship purposes, but superscores are not considered as a part of the Honors College fellowship application. We will continue to superscore among pre-March exams, and will also superscore among new SAT (March 2016 and after) scores as more exams are offered. We cannot superscore between new and old versions of the SAT because of key differences between the two exam formats.
What about the essay?
Please see the College Board's website for additional information about the essay component of the redesigned SAT. The redesigned essay is scored on a scale of 2-8 points and is not a factor in the 1600 point scale used to measure combined math and evidence-based reading and writing scores. The essay is optional, and the University of Arkansas does not require it as part of the application for admission.
How does the redesigned SAT affect scholarships?
SAT scores will still be considered as part of the scholarship application. However, scores from the two SAT versions will not be superscored. Additionally, superscores are not considered as part of the Honors College fellowship application.
What sources should I use to keep up to date on information about the redesigned test?
Admissions Counselors at the University of Arkansas are available to answer any questions you may have about the redesigned SAT. You can also speak to an admissions counselor by calling (800) 377-UofA.

We also recommend that you continue to check the College Board's website for any updates related to the redesigned SAT.