2. Eligibility to graduate

The University will assess your graduation eligibility based on the following conditions:

  • You have satisfied the academic requirements of your award/s or will satisfy the academic requirements when results are released in the current session, and
  • You have settled all financial obligations with ANU (fees, fines etc.) have been met

If you intend to make any changes to your enrolment (for example, drop a course) after census date, you should contact your ANU College beforehand to check if it will affect your eligibility to graduate.

Results for non-standard sessions may not be available in time for the upcoming ceremonies. For example, an autumn session course may not receive results by the deadline to graduate in July and a spring session course may not receive results by the deadline to graduate in December.

Potential graduands

In the first stage of eligibility assessment, you will be notified via your ISIS message board if you have been identified as a potential graduand. If you do not have this message and believe you are potentially eligible to graduate, you should contact your ANU College immediately.

This will occur throughout April and May for the July graduation ceremonies, and throughout August and September for the December graduation ceremonies.

Preliminary eligibility to graduate

Following College assessment of all potential graduands, your graduation status will be available in your ISIS account.

Your graduation status will be one of the following.

Approved

You have met all of the requirements for your award/s.

Conditionally approved

Your eligibility to graduate depends on the completion of courses in the current semester. Once the semester results are released the status will change to either 'approved' or 'not eligible'.

If you are assessed as 'conditionally approved' and the conditions are not met (such as failing a course, supplementary or deferred assessment or a delay in receiving results) or you have outstanding debts to the University then your graduation status will change to 'not eligible'.

Not eligible

You will not meet eligibility requirements by the end of the current session.

If you are 'not eligible' to graduate due to late or unresolved grades you will not be eligible to graduate in the current session. Please note that if you are appealing a result, which may affect the overall level of your award, you will not be permitted to graduate unless the appeal can be resolved at least five days before the first Conferring of Awards ceremony. The Conferring of Awards program is finalised shortly after results are released. Changes to your eligibility status, level of award or personal details after the publication of results will not be reflected in the program.

Invitation to graduate

If you have been 'approved' and 'conditionally approved' (pending your final semester results) to graduate in the upcoming graduation ceremonies, you will receive an invitation to your graduation ceremony to your ANU email. Invitations for the July ceremonies will be sent in May and invitations for the December ceremonies will be sent in October.

You must respond to your invitation via your ISIS account. It is important that you respond to your invitation even if you will not be attending a ceremony. Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for options for graduating.

Students who have previously deferred their graduation, and all PhD students, may not see a message in ISIS, but will receive an invitation.

If you disagree with your graduation status, you should contact your ANU College student office immediately.

Final eligibility to graduate

Following the release of final semester results, your final graduation status will be available in your ISIS account.

Refer to notification of results for more information and result release dates.

Your graduation status will be either 'eligible' or 'not eligible' to graduate.

Eligible

You have met all of the requirements for your award/s.

Congratulations! You are now a graduand while you move through the graduation process and Conferring of Awards ceremony. After the ceremony you will become a graduate of the University. Until you have conferred your award, you have not yet officially graduated.

Not eligible

You will not meet eligibility requirements by the end of the current session.

If you are 'not eligible' to graduate due to late or unresolved grades you will not be eligible to graduate in the current session. Please note that if you are appealing a result, which may affect the overall level of your award, you will not be permitted to graduate unless the appeal can be resolved at least five days before the first Conferring of Awards ceremony. The Conferring of Awards Program is finalised shortly after results are released. Changes to your eligibility status, level of award or personal details after the publication of results will not be reflected in the program.

If you disagree with your final graduation status, you should contact your ANU College immediately.

 

**Please note that conferral of an ANU award is a matter of public record. This will be available through Graduate Search, in accordance with the Privacy Policy