3. Applying to graduate

July and December Conferring of Awards ceremonies

Most students do not need to apply to graduate.

Generally, students will be automatically identified and assessed by the academic area responsible for their program.

You do not need to apply to graduate if:

  • you are enrolled or active in your program in the semester immediately preceding the Conferring of Awards ceremony;
  • you have previously been identified and approved to graduate but did not respond to the graduation invitation; or
  • you have been approved to graduate, and deferred the conferring of your award.

You do need to apply to graduate if:

  • you had no active enrolment in your program in the semester immediately preceeding the Conferring of Awards ceremony; 
  • you are an ANU student enrolled elsewhere on a cross-institutional or exchange basis. Students in this category must arrange to have an official transcript of results from the external institution forwarded to their ANU College, together with a request to have the course credit applied to your academic record. This must be completed by 1 June for the July Conferring of Awards ceremonies, or 1 November for the December Conferring of Awards ceremonies;
  • you are a student in a combined or double degree program who wishes to confer only one of the degrees in that program; or
  • you are a student who has applied to have course credit transferred to your current program. 

Out of Session Conferral

Students who have completed all requirements of their award may expedite their conferral without attending a ceremony. Applications can be submitted throughout the year, however please note that exclusion periods apply in June, July, November and December of each year as we prepare for the Conferring of Awards ceremonies. 

To apply for an out of session conferral, please complete the form in the Resources section of this page.