Delivering SAT and ACT test scores
Delivering SAT and ACT test scores to Aalto University
Only the SAT and ACT tests completed 1 Jan 2021 or later will be considered in the 2023 admissions.
All official results of the SAT or the ACT test must be delivered to Aalto University directly from the test organizer. Please order your scores to be sent well in advance before the deadline using Aalto University's institutional code:
Applicants are ranked based on the total score of the SAT test's Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Maths sections. The ACT test score is converted into a SAT test score according to the following table:
|ACT Composite score||SAT Total score|
In the case of a tied score, the applicant with the higher section score from the test section of Maths will be admitted. The ACT Maths section score is converted into a SAT Maths section scores as follows:
|ACT Maths score||SAT Maths score|
Essay section of the SAT test and Writing section of the ACT test are not required and their scores are not counted in.
Applicants who have taken the tests earlier must order the score report to be sent to Aalto University directly from the test organizer.
Please note that the SAT and ACT tests can be fully booked before the final registration date, so please make sure to register for the test well in advance.
Aalto University does not organize SAT or ACT tests or answer inquiries concerning the tests.
- More information about taking the SAT test in Finland can be found at https://samsuomi.fi/sat-and-sat-subject-test-in-english/.
- More information about the SAT test can be found at http://www.collegeboard.org/.
- The ACT test is currently not organized in Finland. The closest test center is in Tallinn, Estonia. More information about the ACT test can be found at https://global.act.org/.
Frequently asked questions
We are asking more information regarding the test on the application form and hope that you can give as accurate information as possible concerning the test you have taken/booked already during the application period. The test results must however be sent additionally from the test organizer's system to Aalto University, in order to review the accuracy of the information and consider the score in the student admission process. Only the official test results that arrive before the deadline directly from the test organizer are considered.
The test scores are valid for two years. Only the SAT and the ACT tests completed 1 Jan 2021 or later will be considered in the 2023 admissions.
For the bachelor's programmes offered in English, the test results must arrive to Aalto University at latest by 1 May 2023. The May 2023 SAT test scores are unfortunately published too late to be considered in the Finnish spring joint application schedule. According to Finland's national schedule, the results must be published by 2 June 2023.
For the bachelor's programme offered in Finnish in the field of Business and Economics the test results must arrive at latest by 13 June 2023, so the May SAT test results are also taken into consideration.
The delivery of the test results depends on the test organizer, so it would be good to inquire about the schedule for the results to arrive directly from there. The test organizer promises the results for the multiple choice sections in a couple of work days, but if you are also completing the optional Writing section, the estimated delivery time for the results is between 5 and 8 weeks. In that case, the results will probably not arrive on time before the deadline for the bachelor's programmes offered in English, 1 May 2023. Therefore, we recommend completing the ACT test without the optional Writing section if you are applying to the bachelor's programmes offered in English and are completing the ACT test in April 2023.
When applying to the bachelor's programme offered in Finnish in the field of Business and Economics, the deadline for the test results to arrive to Aalto University is 13 June 2023 so the results for the applicants who have completed the Writing section will also most probably arrive on time.
Writing section of the ACT test is not compulsory when applying to Aalto University and does not give any additional points to the total score.
Superscoring is not accepted, and you cannot combine the section scores from different tests. Only the best total score is taken into consideration.