SAT Subject tests
In the student selection process for the International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), the SAT Subject tests Mathematics 2 and Physics are used. For admission group I, the SAT Subject tests Mathematics 2 and Physics are obligatory. Applicants in admission group II may provide scores for SAT Subject tests Mathematics 2 and Physics as part of their application. Information on how the test scores are used in admission group II is available at How to apply. The SAT Subject test scores are not the only basis for selection for either admission group but constitute one part of the application.
About the tests
SAT Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests with which you can demonstrate your skills in certain subject areas. The tests are organised by Collegeboard. There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science. At TUT, we use the tests Mathematics 2 and Physics. General information on the SAT Subject tests can be found on the SAT webpage. For example practice questions are available.
When and where to take the tests?
Regarding admission group I, the deadline for taking the SAT Subject Tests has been extended due to lack of available test dates.
For both admission groups the SAT Subject tests Mathematics 2 and Physics need to be taken in May 2018 at the latest. All tests need to be taken after 1 January 2016 to be considered.
Tests are organised five times a year. Registration for the tests closes one month before the test date so make sure you plan your test attendance well in advance! Information on the test dates is available at SAT Subject Test Dates. It is possible to take up to three SAT Subject tests on the same test date. Thus, you can take both of the required tests on the same test date if you wish.
The tests are available in test centres around the world. You can find the test centre closest to you in the SAT Test Center Search.
Registration for the SAT Subject tests is available online or by mail. Please see Register for the SAT for more information and links to the registration pages. Please note the different registration pages for US registrations and international registrations. A detailed registration guide is also available as a pdf document.
Your official score report will be available to you about five weeks after the test. The quickest way to receive your scores is to have an active College Board online account, and receive your scores online. It is also possible to receive a paper score report by request.
At TUT, your SAT Subject scores are used as one part of your application. Because of this, it is not possible for us to give a minimum score that is required. If you wish to see how you did in comparison with other students who took the same tests, please refer to the SAT Data Tables.
How to submit your test scores to TUT?
Tampere University of Technology will only accept your SAT Subject test scores as part of your application if we receive an official score report directly from the Collegeboard. To submit your SAT Subject test score to TUT, you need to choose TUT as a score recipient when you register for the test. TUT’s college code which is needed for identifying us as a score recipient is 0599. If you have not chosen TUT as a score recipient at test registration and need to add us or you wish to submit an earlier test result to TUT, you can do this by ordering additional score reports. Information on the different options is available in Scores.