3. Applying to graduate

The majority of students do not need to apply to graduate.

Most students will be automatically identified and assessed by the academic area responsible for your program.

You do not need to apply for graduation 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 sent to you previously
  • you have been approved to graduate and deferred the conferring of your award to the relevant ceremony.

You do need to apply for graduation if:

  • the last effective enrolment you had in the program that you wish to graduate from was a year or more ago
  • you are an ANU student enrolled elsewhere on a cross-institutional or exchange basis. Students in this category wishing to graduate must also arrange to have an official transcript of results from the host institution forwarded to their ANU College together with a request to have the status recorded by 1 June for the July Conferring of Awards ceremonies, or by 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
  • you are a student who has applied to have credit transferred to your current program. 

Applications must be submitted via ISIS. Please note applications must be submitted before 31st March (for July Conferral) or 31st August (for December Conferral).