Comparing the CLT and SAT®

CLT: An SAT® 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 SAT®. 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 SAT®:
FEATURES CLT SAT®

College/University Acceptance

View Partner Colleges

Most

Method

Online

Digital (After 03/2024)

Estimated Time

2 Hrs

2 Hrs 45 Min (After 03/2024)

Costs

$59

$60

Additional Registration / Score Fees

None

$14-55

International Tester Fees

None

$43-67

Scoring

0 – 120

400 – 1600

Trigonometry Included

Essay/Writing Test

Not available on Remotely Proctored Exam

No essay

Multiple Attempts

Score Sends

Free

$14/each after the 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 SAT®
120 1600
119 1600
118 1590
117 1580
116 1580
115 1570
114 1560
113 1550
112 1540
111 1530
110 1520
109 1500
108 1490
107 1480
CLT SAT®
106 1470
105 1460
104 1440
103 1430
102 1420
101 1410
100 1390
99 1380
98 1370
97 1360
96 1340
95 1330
94 1320
93 1310
CLT SAT®
92 1300
91 1290
90 1270
89 1260
88 1250
87 1240
86 1230
85 1220
84 1210
83 1200
82 1190
81 1180
80 1170
79 1160
CLT SAT®
78 1150
77 1140
76 1140
75 1130
74 1120
73 1110
72 1100
71 1090
70 1080
69 1080
68 1070
67 1060
66 1050
65 1040
CLT SAT®
64 1040
63 1030
62 1020
61 1010
60 1000
59 1000
58 990
57 980
56 970
55 960
54 950
53 940
52 940
51 930
CLT SAT®
50 920
49 910
48 900
47 890
46 880
45 870
44 860
43 850
42 840
41 840
40 830
39 820
38 810

“Thus, a good man, though a slave, is free; but a wicked man, though a king, is a slave. For he serves, not one man alone, but what is worse, as many masters as he has vices.”

Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine