Comparing the CLT and ACT®

CLT: An ACT® Alternative

The CLT is a college entrance exam that can be taken online, lasts only 2 hours, and provides a better test experience than the ACT®. CLT scores are published within 2 weeks of taking the test and can be sent to an unlimited number of colleges. Plus, over 200 colleges provide scholarships tied directly to your CLT score.

Here’s how the CLT compares to the ACT®:
FEATURES CLT ACT®

College/University Acceptance

View Partner Colleges

Most

Method

Online

Paper

Estimated Time

2 Hrs

2 Hrs 55 Min

Costs

$59

$68 ($95 with writing)

Additional Registration / Score Fees

None

$18-110

International Tester Fees

None

$111.50-$113.50

Scoring

0 – 120

1 – 36

Science Included

Not Available

Trigonometry Included

Essay/Writing Test

Not available on Remotely Proctored Exam

Optional, $25 fee

Multiple Attempts

Score Sends

Free

$18/each after first four

Scoring Comparison

Official CLT score reports issued prior to April 26, 2023 reflect our previous scoring comparison chart, found here.
Official CLT score reports issued on or after May 20, 2023 will reflect the updated scoring comparison below.

We have encouraged our Partner Colleges to recognize the previous scoring comparison for all 2022-2023 graduating seniors.

Some colleges have created their own correspondence tables.

CLT ACT®
120 36
119 36
118 36
117 36
116 36
115 36
114 35
113 35
112 35
111 35
110 34
109 34
108 34
107 33
CLT ACT®
106 33
105 33
104 32
103 32
102 32
101 31
100 31
99 30
98 30
97 30
96 29
95 29
94 28
93 28
CLT ACT®
92 28
91 27
90 27
89 27
88 26
87 26
86 26
85 25
84 25
83 25
82 24
81 24
80 24
79 24
CLT ACT®
78 23
77 23
76 23
75 23
74 22
73 22
72 22
71 21
70 21
69 21
68 21
67 21
66 20
65 20
CLT ACT®
64 20
63 20
62 19
61 19
60 19
59 19
58 19
57 18
56 18
55 18
54 17
53 17
52 17
51 17
CLT ACT®
50 17
49 16
48 16
47 16
46 16
45 15
44 15
43 15
42 15
41 15
40 15
39 14
38 14

Note: The concordance relationship between the CLT and the ACT is derived from the CLT-SAT concordance and the official concordance relationship between the SAT and the ACT as established by the College Board and ACT in 2018.

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