SAT tests

SAT includes a Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. The total time taking SAT (critical reading skills, math and writing skills) is 180 minutes.

In March 2023, the SAT test will be upgraded from paper and pencil to digital format, see the Collegeboard website for more information.

International SAT test dates, spring 2023 (last day to register):
spring 2023 (digital): 11.3., 6.5. and 3.6.

The SAT Subject tests will no longer be offered after June 5, 2021.  

Please note that the SAT test dates can be full before the final deadline to sign up. If you know that you definitely have to do the test in May or December, please sign up early.

Sign up at Collegeboard website
To sign up for SAT and SAT Subject test, you need to register at Payment by credit card only (no Visa Electron). Cash is not accepted as a payment.

The test site
The SAT tests are held in one location during the 2022-23 semester: Aalto University Otaniemi campus /Kandidaattikeskus (Otakaari 1 F, Espoo).
– You need to be at the location on the test day at 7.45.
– Please note when you register, that the International School of Helsinki and the English School also organize SAT tests. Their test location is not Aalto University.
–Although there are no longer any age restrictions in Finland, to ensure health safety, we still allow SAT test takers in small groups inside the Kandidaattikeskus and in test classes. So please be prepared by dressing warmly in case you have to wait outside for a while for your turn.

Test fees
– 109 USD (SAT registration fee $60 + regional fee $49)

Test day
Be at the location at 7.45. If you are late (arriving after 8.00), you will not be able to participate on the test.  Please bring with you your admission ticket printed from the Collegeboard website, valid photo ID, pen and eraser and a calculator (if you are participating in the math test).

Please be aware that the preparation for the test will take some time. Event that you have to be at the test location at 7.45, the actual test will begin closer to 9.00. Also please note that during the SAT test there will be some short breaks that are not included into the total test time.

For more information about SAT tests in Finland please contact Please note that test place, Aalto University, does not answer SAT test related questions.