Overload your enrolment

Overloading

Students at the ANU can self-enrol into a maximum of 24 units (4 courses) per semester/half year session*. Your ISIS account will prevent you from adding enrolment that exceeds this standard study load. If you would like to take more than 24 units, you will need to request an enrolment overload, and must meet the criteria outlined below.

*First half of the year = Summer Session, First Semester and Autumn Session; second half of the year = Winter Session, Second Semester and Spring Session.

Please note that you are not considered to be overloading if you are enrolled in a non-standard session course that does not overlap with the standard semester (where you are undertaking 24 units).

 

Eligibility

Undergraduate Students:

1. If you wish to enrol in 30 units (5 courses) in a semester, you will have to satisfy all of the following criteria:

a)    You must have completed 48 units (8 courses) in your current undergraduate program at the ANU;

b)    You must have completed at least 24 units (4 courses)  in one semester of your current program;

c)     You must have achieved an overall average of 60 per cent in the courses you have completed in your current program (NCN and WN will be counted as '0' in this calculation).

d)     You must have achieved an average mark of at least 60 per cent (NCN and WN counting as '0' in this calculation) in your previous study period.

 

2. If you wish to enrol in 36 units (6 courses) in a semester, you will have to satisfy all of the following criteria:

a)    You must have completed 96 units (16 courses) in your current undergraduate program at ANU;

b)    You must have completed at least 30 units (5 courses)  in one semester in your current program;

c)     You must have achieved an overall average of 70 per cent in the courses you have completed in your current program (NCN and WN will be counted as '0' in this calculation).

d)    You must have achieved an average mark of at least 70 per cent (NCN and WN counting as '0' in this calculation) in your previous study period.

 

Postgraduate Students:

1. If you wish to enrol in 30 units (5 courses) in a semester, you will have to satisfy all of the following criteria:

a)    You must have completed 24 units (4 courses) in one semester in your current postgraduate program at the ANU;

b)    You must have achieved an overall average of 60 per cent in the courses you have completed in your current program (NCN and WN will be counted as '0' in this calculation).

c)     You must have achieved an average mark of at least 60 per cent (NCN and WN counting as '0' per cent in this calculation) in the previous study period.

 

2. If you wish to enrol in 36 units (6 courses) in a semester, you will have to satisfy all of the following criteria:

a)    You must have completed at least 48 units (8 courses) in your current postgraduate program at the ANU;

b)    You must have completed at least 30 units (5 courses) in one semester in your current program;

c)     You must have achieved an overall average of 70 per cent in the courses you have completed in your current program (NCN and WN will be counted as '0' in this calculation).

d)     You must have achieved an average mark of at least 70 per cent (NCN and WN counting as '0' per cent in this calculation) in the previous study period.

 

Things to consider before applying to overload:

1. You must submit your application before the census date of the Semester/Session. 

2. If you only have 30 units remaining to complete your award/degree but do not satisfy the above criteria, you may apply to the Associate Dean of your Academic College(s) for permission to undertake the remaining units in one study period in order to complete your degree. Approval is at the discretion of the Associate Dean and will not be granted for more than 30 units.

3. Courses undertaken at another institution on a cross-institutional basis are included in consideration of whether or not you are overloading.

4. Students are not given permission to enrol in more than 36 units in one semester/study period.

5. This information is not applicable to Trimesters.

 

How to apply

Step 1
Read policy and seek academic advice

Before you submit your application please read through the policy in order to confirm your eligibility for overload.

You should also speak with an advisor from your ANU Academic College to ensure that the course/s you would like to add align with your degree.

Step 2
Complete application

Applications are completed using the Manage My Degree eForm, via ISIS. You will be required to input a comment explaining why you would like to overload your enrolment. You will have the opportunity to provide documents that further support your application if you would like to.