In admission group I, the student selection is based on the points awarded for grades obtained in the Finnish matriculation Examination Certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), European Baccalaureate Diploma (EB) or Finnish Reifeprüfung/DIA Diploma (RP/DIA). Calculating the relative score is described in the tables “Scoring table, Finnish matriculation exam” and “Scoring table, IB/EB/RP/DIA” below.
The total score which determines the order of admission of the applicants is calculated on the basis of the secondary education final grades in the mother tongue test, the mathematics test, the language for which the applicant receives the highest points, and the two tests for which the applicant receives the highest points. A test for Finnish or Swedish as a Second Language taken instead of the mother tongue test is regarded equivalent to the mother tongue test. If applicant has taken two mother tongue exams, the other (better performing) will be calculated as a mother tongue and the other can be calculated as an advanced language.
For applicants who have taken tests of different levels in the same subject (for instance, basic and advanced mathematics), only the grade in favor for the applicant is counted towards the score. The applicants cannot receive points for Finnish matriculation exams tests in the subjects of humanities and natural sciences taken before 2006. If there are any changes to the national scoring tables, the changes are taken into account in these tables.
Note! The applicants must have taken either advanced or basic mathematics test in the Finnish matriculation, IB, EB or RP/DIA exams in order to be admitted.
If the admission score is identical (tied score), the procedure below will be followed to break the tie: the applicant who received the most points on his or her equivalent English test, if still tied, then the applicant who received the most points on his or her mother tongue test, if still tied, then to the applicant who received the most points from one test. If there is still a tied score between applicants after the above procedure, they all will be admitted.
For the applicants who complete the International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate in the spring of 2020 will be calculated an admission index based on their preliminary grades and if applicable, made a conditional offer of admission, but the admission result will be reviewed after the final grades have been published. If the final admission index of an applicant made a conditional offer of admission is not sufficient for admission, he or she will be placed on the waiting list of the appropriate admission group in accordance with his or her final admission index and informed of the matter. If the final admission index of an applicant who hasn’t been admitted is sufficient for admission, he or she will be admitted.
Applicants who take the RP/DIA –degree in Finland, International Baccalaureate –degree, or European Baccalaureate –degree in the spring 2020 must submit to the Aalto University Admission Services the tentative grades of the examination as soon as they are available, but no later than 8 April 2020. Applicant also has to submit a copy of the degree certificate or some other document of final grades as soon as they are available, but no later than by 15 July 2020. The selection is conditional until the applicant submits a copy of the final diploma to Aalto University.
If an applicant in admission group I is offered a study place, but declines admission, the next applicant on the reserve list of this admission group, after any tied scores have been resolved, is admitted. 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.
Applicants who apply in admission groups I and II will first be evaluated for whether they can be admitted in admission group I. Applicants who are not admitted in admission group I will be evaluated for whether they are eligible to continue in the ranking phase in admission group II based on their SAT score.