US College Board SAT and ACT

Students completing US College Board SAT or ACT in conjunction with a recognised high school qualification are eligible for admission to UWA.


The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from students who have completed the SAT or ACT program. To be admitted to the University, you must meet all criteria listed below by:

  1. having taken the SAT with the US College Board or the ACT within the past two years
  2. having successfully completed the US High School Diploma, or one of the recognised high school qualifications listed below, and achieved the required grades
  3. satisfying the University's English language competence requirement by satisfactory performance in one of the English subjects detailed in the table below
  4. achieving a sufficient number of points to be offered a place
  5. satisfying any prerequisite subject requirements for your chosen course and major

Minimum entry scores

SAT and ACT students must meet equivalent entry standards to other applicants. The following table provides an overview of the points considered equivalent to various Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks.

HIGH SCHOOL GPA1 SAT SCORE2 ACT SCORE3 RANK
3.8 1510 34 99.00
3.8 1440 31 98.00
3.7 1420 30 97.00
3.7 1390 29 96.00
3.5 1370 28 95.00
3.5 1360 28 94.00
3.4 1330 27 93.00
3.4 1290 27 92.00
3.2 1270 26 90.00
3.2 1210 25 85.00
3.0 1150 24 80.00
3.0  1130  23 75.00

Notes

  1. GPA as reported in in the high school transcript, on a grading scale of 0-4.
  2. Must be official SAT results issued by the US College Board, passed in the last two years.
  3. Must be official ACT results, passed in the last two years
  4. The High School GPA and SAT/ACT score will be converted to a rank in the above table. The final Selection Rank will be the lowest corresponding rank of the two.

Recognised school qualifications in conjunction with ACT or SAT

US HIGH SCHOOL GPA1 CHINA2 CAMBODIA3 JAPAN4 MEXICO5 PHILIPPINES6
3.8 97 A 4.8 9.7/97 1.25
3.7 93 A 4.7 9.3/93 1.40
3.5 90 B+ 4.5 9.0/90 1.50
3.4 87 B+ 4.4 8.7/87 1.75
3.2 83 B 4.2 8.3/83 1.80
3.0 80 B 4.04 8.0/80 1.99
US HIGH SCHOOL GPA1 QUEBEC7 SAUDI ARABIA, UAE8 TAIWAN9 THAILAND10 VIETNAM11
3.8 96 97 95 3.8 9.7
3.7 91 93 90 3.7 9.4
3.5 86 90 80 3.5 9.1
3.4 83 87 75 3.4 8.8
3.2 80 83 73 3.2 8.5
3.0 76 80 70 3.0 8.0

Notes

  1. GPA as reported in in the high school transcript, on a grading scale of 0-4.
  2. Must be official results for 高中毕业证书(Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate). 
  3. Must be official results for the Diploma of Upper Secondary Education.
  4. Must be official results for the 高等学校卒業証書(Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate).
  5. Must be official results for the Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller / Bachillerato General.
  6. Must be official results for the High School Diploma (Grade 12) (Academic track).
  7. Must be official results for the Diplôme d'Études Secondaires (DES) (Secondary School Diploma). 
  8. Must be official results for the General Secondary Education Certificate.
  9. Must be official results for the 高級中學畢業證書(Senior High School Leaving Certificate).
  10. Must be official results for the Certificate of Secondary Education / Maw 6.
  11. Must be official results for the Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma).

English Language Competence

Award/Test Assessment Type Mark/Grade
US high school diploma Year 12 English paper B
ACT English section 25
SAT English section 600

Equivalent subjects

The following table shows AP subject equivalents to WA Certificate of Education courses, which will satisfy course and major prerequisites.

ATAR Equivalent Subject Subject
Mathematics Applications ATAR No equivalent
Mathematics Methods ATAR No equivalent
Mathematics Specialist ATAR No equivalent
Chemistry ATAR No equivalent
Physics ATAR No equivalent
Biology ATAR No equivalent