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What's a good CLT score?

Hey guys, I've been researching alternative testing options and stumbled upon the CLT. Does anyone know what's considered a good score on the CLT and how it compares to SAT or ACT scores? Would colleges find it just as impressive?

7 months ago

A good CLT score really depends on the colleges you are applying to and their specific admissions standards. The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is scored on a range of 0 to 120 points. Generally speaking, a score above 80 is considered competitive for college admissions, while scores in the upper 90s to low 100s are very impressive and comparable to high scores on the SAT or ACT.

To give you a rough idea of how CLT scores stack up against SAT and ACT scores, here are some approximate conversions:

- CLT 77 = SAT 1300 = ACT 28

- CLT 84 = SAT 1400 = ACT 30

- CLT 92 = SAT 1500 = ACT 32

It's important to note, however, that the CLT is much less widely accepted than the SAT or ACT. It is recognized by a growing number of colleges, though, especially conservative or classical liberal arts colleges.

Before deciding to take the CLT, you should research your target schools to see if they accept the CLT or even prefer it. Some schools may not have average CLT scores for admitted students readily available, but you can usually find their average SAT and ACT scores to get a sense of the academic caliber they're looking for. If the schools you're looking at only accept the SAT or ACT, then your time will likely be better spent studying for one of those more universal tests.

Good luck with your standardized testing journey!

7 months ago

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