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The SAT was redesigned in March 2016, and now consists of 2 sections and is scored out of 1600 points. Prior to the redesign, the test consisted of 3 sections and scored out of a total of 2400 points.
Each year, colleges publish the average (or a middle range of) SAT scores for the incoming class, which helps aspiring applicants set their SAT score goals. Because many applicants in the most recent entering class took the old test, colleges currently report SAT scores for their incoming class on the 2400 scale.
Confused yet? Don't worry! We've used the concordance information published by the College Board to convert these "old" SAT score ranges into "new" SAT score ranges, to help you set your target scores. You can find these new scores on our college profiles, labelled "Concordant Scores." If your current SAT scores fall into the concordant range for your dream school, you're on the path to a competitive application.