- The student has enrolled as an attending student.
- The studies are included in the student’s bachelor's or , master's or postgraduate degree, and they are a part of the students approved personal study plan (PSP, HOPS).
- The student has demonstrated that his/her studies have progressed normally. A bachelor's student may not receive endorsement for studies that are planned for the first year of study.
- Similar or corresponding courses are not offered by Aalto University. JOO studies are not intended to substitute for the teaching offered in the student's own school, and students cannot take courses at another university if they are available at the home school.
- The studies are suited for the student's degree and support it. They support the bachelor's or master's degree, and are part of the student's degree, for example as a minor studies or as a part of elective studies.
- The studies are not Open University studies.
- Applications by exchange students cannot be approved.