Preparing to graduate

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

If you have been 'approved' or 'conditionally approved' (pending your final semester results) to graduate in the upcoming graduation session, you will receive an invitation to confer your award via your ANU student email account.

Invitations for Semester 1 are sent in late May, Semester 2 are sent in late October. 

If you have not received an invitation, but think you should have, please contact your ANU College.


Steps to graduate:

1) Respond to your invitation

You must respond to your invitation via your ISIS account. The conferral of your award/s will not occur if you do not respond to your invitation.

2) Check your personal details are correct

The name on your testamur: Your name will appear on your testamur exactly as it appears in ISIS. The testamur is a legal document and as such, can only display your legal name. Testamurs cannot include nicknames, shortened or diminutive forms of your name, or initials. You may drop or reorder names, but not add names.

If your name is incorrect in ISIS, you must submit a Change of Name, Title or Date of Birth form (available in the Resources on this page) to This must be completed a minimum of 5 weeks in advance of your conferral.

Personal Details: When responding to your invitation to graduate, please ensure your mailing address and contact phone number/s are in English and up-to-date in ISIS. If you are graduating in absentia, this will ensure we post your Testamur to the correct postal address. Please note we cannot post to a PO Box address. There is no charge for postage.

3) Pay any outstanding fees and fines to the University

You will not be permitted to graduate if you have any outstanding debts to the University. Please make sure that all payments are finalised well in advance of graduation to avoid disappointment. 

4) Check your final eligibility to graduate

This will be viewable in ISIS 72 hours after your final semester results are released.