Changing majors, minors & specialisations

Your program is made of units grouped together to form majors, minors and/or specialisations. 

Each program has different requirements depending on your commencement year, which determine the majors, minors or specialisations you are required to complete to be awarded your degree/s. Depending on your program requirements, you may or may not need to identify a major, minor or specialisation for your degree. 

You can check if you are required to complete any majors, minors and/or specialisations, and their rules, by searching the Programs & Courses website. If you require additional assistance choosing you major contact your Academic College. 

You are responsible for registering any majors, minors and specialisations yourself on ISIS before you are due to graduate.  

Registration periods

You can register (add or change) your majors, minors and/or specialisations on ISIS in the registration periods at the start of each semester, up until your graduation:  

Teaching sessionRegistration opensRegistration closes
First Semester

5pm AEDT Monday of the week

following the December graduation

period (see University Calendar)

11:59pm AEDT on

First Semester census date  

Second Semester

5pm AEST Monday of the week

following the July graduation

period (see University Calendar) 

11:59pm AEST on

Second Semester census date 

Missed the registration period?  

If you need to nominate any majors, minors and/or specialisations and have missed the registration period, your ANU College will determine them for you based upon the courses you have completed when assessing your eligibility to graduate. 

How to register

You can register (add or change) your major, minor and/or specialisation on the Major, Minor & Specialisations page on your ISIS account via the pathway: 
Navbar (compass icon) > Navigator > ISIS > Degree Management > Major, Minor & Specialisations 

 Please note that you are indicating your intention to complete these majors, minors or specialisations only. Your Academic College will assess your eligibility for the indicated majors, minors or specialisations from the units you have completed when you are preparing to graduate. 


Principal dates


Semester 1 census date


Semester 2 census date