Before you register for courses in Sisu
- If a limited number of participants will be admitted to a course implementation, the registration period usually ends 7 days before the teaching period begins.
- If the number of participants is not limited, the registration period usually ends 7 days after the teaching period has begun.
You need to register separately for examinations that are not included in the registration for the course. The registration period ends 7 days before the examination.
To see the registration period of a course implementation, see the course information sheet:
- Go to the ‘Completion methods’ tab.
- In the ‘Teaching’ section, open the course implementation in question.
- Go to the ‘Registration’ tab.
Terms and criteria for registration
At Aalto University, the basic requirements for registration for courses include (but are not limited to) the following:
- You have a valid right to study at Aalto University
- You have enrolled as an attending student
- You have added the course for which you are registering to your primary study plan, and this study plan matches your right to study
- Instructions on selecting your primary study plan.
To check if you need to meet other requirements before you can register for teaching, see the course information sheet.
- Go to the Completion methods-tab.
- In the Teaching-section, open the course implementation in question.
- Go to the Registration-tab.
Number of participants in a course implementation
The total number of seats for the implementation can be seen next to each teaching group when you register, and often also in the course information sheet.
Some vocabulary related to course registrations used in Sisu
|Course||A course includes certain competence goals, and the course is completed by attending a course implementation.|
|Course implementation||A teaching event of a course, which might include lectures, exercises and an exam that make up a course. Students register to implementations and that's how they complete the course.|
|Completion method||The method you use to complete a course, such as class participation or an examination.|
|Study calendar||A tab in Sisu. Use the study calendar to plan your studies and check for overlaps in teaching.|
|Personal study plan (HOPS)||Your personal study plan. HOPS comes from the abbreviation on the term in Finnish, henkilökohtainen opintosuunnitelma.|
|Basic requirements for registration||The requirements you must meet to be able to register for a course.|
|Selection criteria||The selection criteria that is used to organize registered students in an order of priority in situations where it is necessary to select who gets to participate in a course.|
|Registration with direct confirmation||At Aalto, course registration with direct confirmation is used for courses that do not have a limit on ht enumber of students that may participate, courses that last the entire term och academic year for which you may register at any time during the course. Registered students are confirmed immidiately if they meet the terms for registration.|
|Standard registration||At Aalto University, standard registration is used for courses where the number of students is limited and for retake exams. You will find out whether you were admitted to the course after the registration period is over. When it comes to retake exams, everyone who needs to take the exam and fulfils the basic requirements is admitted to the exam.|
|Course information sheet||A view in Sisu that contains information about a course. The course information sheet contains information about the course and the methods you can use to complete it.|
|Degree structure||The degree structure is the structure of your degree programme. Your study plan in Sisu is based on this degree structure.|
|Teaching group||For example, lectures or exercise classes can be called teaching groups. If the students in a course are divided into several exercise groups, the groups are often numbered: H01, H02, H03 etc.|