Enrol for the first time as a coursework student

New students must complete enrolment before the second teaching week in the semester or by the last day to enrol in the course in a non-standard session.

Before you start

  • Note, these programs have different enrolment instructions:
    • ANU Express, Medical School, and Military Law students will be emailed alternative enrolment instructions.
    • Graduate Studies Select students will follow the alternative enrolment instructions located on the GSS website.
    • Crawford School students should attend the Crawford induction session to enrol.
  • If you are a domestic student you should ensure that you have a tax file number in order to complete your request for Commonwealth Assistance.
  • If you are an international student on a 'non-student visa' you must supply a copy of your visa to policy.regs@anu.edu.au once you arrive.
  • If you are in Australia and haven't received the email containing your password after your welcome email, please contact the ANU IT Services team on 02 6125 4321. Follow the prompts (1, 2) to the password reset team, and then commence your enrolment after you have reset your password.
  • If you are not currently in Australia and haven't received the email containing your password after your welcome email, please email ANU IT Services on servicedesk@anu.edu.au from the email address you provided in your application and they will contact you directly to provide a new password. In your email you MUST provide them with the following information: 
    • Your university ID number
    • Your full name
    • Your best contact number (including the international dialling code)
    • The best time to call you between 9am-5pm in Australia (UTC+10:00)

After you've enrolled

  • Your course fees will be invoiced in ISIS during the first two weeks of the semester or session. A notification will be sent to your ANU student email once your invoice has been made available
  • Although a timetable snapshot will appear in ISIS as soon as your enrol, you have to go to the Timetabling website for more detailed class information.
  • Your course guide will appear in WATTLE shortly before your course commences.
  • In your first lectures you will be given information regarding tutorial sign-up.

Step 1
Choose courses

Use the Programs & Courses search to find your degree.

Program pages include 'more information for first year students' as a link in the summary box. You'll notice that:

  • some courses are compulsory and are pre-filled in the Study options table
  • some courses are electives, allowing you to choose from course options within your field of study.

Head back to the search page to browse the range of courses, majors, minors and specialisations that meet your program requirements.

You need to note the course title, course code and class number of your choices in order to select them when you get to step two.


Step 2
Enrol in ISIS

Once you have identified the compulsory and elective courses you want to enrol in login to the Interactive Student Information System (ISIS).

You need to complete the Task Wizard in ISIS before progressing to enrolment.

Then go to Main Menu (compass in top-right hand corner) > Navigation > ISIS > Enrolment > Enrolment in the main menu to follow the steps in the How to enrol guide to add your courses.

Resources to help

Step 3
Get your student card

The way you collect, replace or renew your student card will vary depending on your circumstances. See our page on Student Cards to find out the quickest way you can get yours.

Advice to help

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