Leap for Learning for Students
Leap for Learning consists of Sisu, service platform and process harmonization projects. Sisu replaced in August 2021, enabling efficient planning of your studies, course registrations and tracking your studies. Aalto Service Platform will incrementally provide most student services from academic advising to student communities. MyCourses will continue to be the center of teaching and course experience.
How do I plan my studies?
All degree students at Aalto (i.e. Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral students) plan their studies in Sisu.
How do I find course offering?
The new course catalogue courses.aalto.fi has been built on the Aalto Service Platform. It is open for all and will provide new ways of exploring Aalto's study offerings.
Courses can be searched also via Sisu Search where courses can be added to one's course cart, in which they can be picked to the study plan.
How do I register for courses? Where can I find my grades?
Registering for courses and examinations takes place through your study plan in Sisu. Course grades can also be seen there.
How do I apply for graduation?
You apply for graduation via Sisu based on your personal study plan.
How can I incorporate studies in my degree by credit transfer?
A credit transfer application function has become available on Sisu.
How do I apply for extended time for my studies
As of March 2022, applications for extensions will be submitted through Sisu instead of eAge. For more information on applying for an extension, see your degree programme’s Into pages.
How do I get academic advising and support?
Student guidance and support will be tested on the Aalto Service Platform during the academic year 2021-2022. The functionality will be provided for all Aalto students by the beginning of fall term 2022.
With the new appointment scheduling tool as a student you can:
- Find your own team of experts to advise you on your particular questions
- Book, view and cancel appointments with your team members
- Receive any pre-tasks from your advisors to do before a meeting
- View upcoming, cancelled and past appointments
Will MyCourses change?
Learning activities during courses are focused on MyCourses, Aalto's online learning environment. Practices remain unchanged in this respect.
How do I apply to Aalto University as a student?
You apply to Aalto university as a student through Opintopolku as before. Customer service regarding admissions is handled on the Aalto service platform.
What does the change aim for?
- Student guidance and Advising will be gradually implemented for all Aalto students in 2021. Advising will be expanded to include support for wellbeing, recreation and other university functions.
- Your personal Student Dashboard will provide you even more daily information about your tasks, study progress and the community, including recent data from SISU and MyCourses.
- Thesis management will be facilitated in the Aalto Service Platform. This will include making it easier to find topics, facilitating meetings, and submitting the final thesis for grading.
- Aalto will start to communicate with you in more personalized ways. You will get information relevant to your interests and current relationship with the university.
- We will look at ways to enhance admissions through the Aalto Service Platform.
The future after 2021
- All major student services will eventually be accessed through the Aalto Service Platform, even when facilitated by other systems. MyCourses will remain the focus point for activities during courses, and study planning will be done in SISU.
- New communities for students, alumni, student clubs and the whole community will provide a new level of engagement for lifewide learning.
- Advanced analytics and artificial intelligence will give you up to date information on your study progress, and suggestions on how to engage with the university.
Benefits for students and lifelong learners
- Personal Aalto services in one place for full engagement in Aalto community
- Services available anywhere, anytime
- Visibility to Aalto course offering to ensure relevant skills for future work life
- Graduation according to the learner’s personal schedules and goals
- Support for lifelong learning, multidisciplinary studies and mobility