In Admission Group II admission is based on SAT test results. All applicants must complete the SAT test (Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics sections).
To be considered in Admission Group II, you need to have completed the required tests with the following minimum scores:
(Evidence Based Reading and Writing- ja Mathematics-sections)
Applicants are ranked based on the total score of the SAT test's Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics sections. If several applicants have received the same score, the applicant with the highest score in the mathematics section of the SAT test will be admitted. If several students have received the same score in the Math section, all students with the same score will be admitted.
All official results of the SAT tests must be delivered to Aalto University directly from the test organizer. Aalto University ID code (1700) must be included in the SAT registration form. Students who have taken the tests earlier must order the score report to be sent to Aalto University directly form the test organizer.
All applicants applying in spring 2020 must complete the SAT tests by 14 March 2020 at the latest. The official score report must be received by Aalto University by 21 Apr 2020 at 15.00 at the latest (or when College Board releases the results for the March 2020 test date).
Only SAT tests completed 1 Jan 2018 or later will be considered in the admissions. Only SAT test results delivered after 1 Sep 2019 are considered in the 2020 admission. If you have delivered your SAT results to Aalto University earlier, you are required to deliver your results again.
If you have completed more than one SAT test, only the test with the highest total score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Mathematics sections) will be considered.
If an applicant admitted in admissions group II renounces his or her student place, the applicant ranked next in the same category, after any tied scores have been resolved, will be admitted. If there are still fewer applicants admitted than places reserved for admissions group II, any unfilled student places will be filled by admitting students from admission group I in accordance with its admissions criteria.
Applicants who apply in both admission group I and admission group II are first evaluated based on the criteria of admission group I. If the applicant is not admitted in admission group I, it is checked whether he or she is eligible to continue in the ranking phase in admission group II based on his or her SAT score.
At the discretion of the university, the applicant ranked next in the same category, after any tied scores have been resolved, may be admitted to replace a student who has enrolled as non-attending.
Please note that SAT-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 tests or answer inquiries concerning the tests.
More information on taking the SAT test in Finland (currently only available in Finnish)
More information on the SAT test
For applicants completing an IB or EB degree, a foreign degree giving eligibility to higher education studies or a Finnish vocational degree in spring 2020, the selection is conditional until the applicant submits a copy of the final diploma to Aalto University. If the degree is not completed or the required documents are not delivered by the given deadline, the admission offer may be revoked. Please check the deadlines for delivering application documents under the section "Required application documents".