Your Graduation Documents

Graduating in December?

If you are graduating in December, you will receive an email soon with useful information about the graduation documents you receive at the end of your degree(s), as well as how to order physical copies. Keep an eye on your University email account!

Please note: Charges apply to orders of hard copy documents.

Your graduation documents

- What are graduation documents?

When you graduate from the Australian National University, you'll receive the following documents:

  • Testamur: the formal certificate of your award and includes the University seal and signatures from the ANU Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor
  • Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)*: an official statement describing your award, ANU and the Australian higher education system
  • Academic Transcript (Transcript): an official record of your complete enrolment at ANU, including all your courses and grades, grade point average and program status

*Documents will be available online. Charges apply to orders of hard copy documents.

- What documents do I get free of charge when I graduate?

Whether you attend your graduation ceremony or graduate in absentia, you will receive the following documents from the Australian National University:

  • A physical copy of a Testamur
    • If you are attending your graduation ceremony, a physical Testamur will be presented to you during the graduation ceremony.
    • If you are graduating in absentia, a physical Testamur will be posted to your mailing address on ISIS by the Graduation Office. Your Testamur will generally be posted within 6 weeks of your conferral.
    • If you have a question about your testamur please email
  • Digital copies of your Testamur, Academic Transcript and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) will be made available via My eQuals within 72 hours of your conferral. You will receive an email notification to your ANU email account when they have been uploaded.
    • Note: If it has been longer than 72 hours since your conferral and you have missing Academic documents on My eQuals, or have a question about the status of your digital documents please email

Options for ordering physical copies of your Transcript or AHEGS?

You can purchase additional physical copies of your AHEGS and Transcript if needed. It may not be necessary to have physical copies of your AHEGS and Transcript, as you will receive free digital copies that can be shared indefinitely via My eQuals. If you require a physical copy in the future, you may order them online at any time.

There are two options for purchasing physical copies of your AHEGS and Transcropt when you graduate:

- 1. Purchase documents to collect at your graduation ceremony:

If you are attending your ceremony, you can make a pre-order purchase of physical copies of your AHEGS and Transcript. These can be collected on-site when your graduation ceremony event has concluded, after you have received your award. 

Pre-ordering will be available from 4pm (AEDT) on Friday 2 December until 5pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 7 December 2022. 

Please note: Charges apply to orders of hard copy documents.

To purchase physical copies of your AGEGS or Transcript for collection at your graduation ceremony event:

  1. Log into ISIS using your ANU ID number and password;
  2. Follow the pathway: NavBar (compass icon) > Navigator > ISIS > Account Details > Miscellaneous Purchases
  3. For the Select Semester/Session field;
    • Click the magnifying glass symbol
    • Choose the relevant semester (e.g., Semester 2, 2022)
  4. For the Select Miscellaneous Purchase field;
    • Choose the code for the number of documents you wish to purchase:
      • Transcript: 
        • TR01 - 1 x Transcript
        • TR02 - 2 x Transcripts
        • TR03 - 3 x Transcripts
        • TR04 - 4 x Transcripts
        • TR05 - 5 x Transcripts, etc.
      • AHEGS:
        • GS01 - 1 x AHEGS
        • GS02 - 2 x AHEGS
        • GS03 - 3 x AHEGS
        • GS04 - 4 x AHEGS
        • GS05 - 5 x AHEGS, etc.
  5. Click the 'Add' button to purchase multiple items;
  6. Click 'Pay for the Miscellaneous Purchase(s)' button and follow the prompts to complete your purchase.

Please note: before being taken to the payment screen, you will be shown a warning reminding you to retain your receipt number. You will need to press the 'return' button to confirm that you have understood this message. This will then take you to the payment page where you can enter your credit card information to make your purchase. Please make sure you receive your receipt number so that your purchase is final.

- 2. Purchase documents after the Graduation Period:

If you have opted to graduate in absentia, or if you have missed pre-ordering, you can still purchase physical copies of your AHEGS and Transcript after graduation. This purchase option will open from 5pm (AEDT) on Friday 16 December, after all graduation ceremonies have concluded. 

When purchasing after graduation, you can choose to collect the document from Student Central or purchase domestic or international postage to an address of your choice. Please note that the applicable domestic/international postage charges will apply for orders that are to be delivered by post. 

To purchase physical copies of your Transcript after graduation:

  1. Log into ISIS using your ANU ID number and password;
  2. Follow the pathway: NavBar (compass icon) > Navigator > ISIS > Academic Records > Request a Transcript;
  3. Follow the prompts to complete your purchase;

To purchase physical copies of your AHEGS after graduation:

  1. Complete the Application form found on this page Purchase an AHEGS;
  2. Email the completed form to with a colour copy of government-issued photo identification (e.g. passport or driver's license).

- Experiencing payment errors?

Step 1: Use a different web browser:

  • If you're receiving either the "Integration Gateway: General Connection Failed" or "ANU Federation Login - Error" error message, first try using either Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.

Step 2: Enable cookies on your web browser:

  • If you are receiving the "Cookies are not turned on in your Browser" error when you proceed to the Dialect payment platform, try enabling cookies in your web browser. You can find instruction for enabling cookies in your web browser at this webpage.

- I have ordered documents, but what if I can't collect them myself?

If you have ordered documents but are no longer able to collect them, you can provide written consent for another person to collect your documents on your behalf. Please submit a Consent to Disclosure of Information form via email to from your ANU email address

Graduation document processing timeline


- When will the Graduation Office post my testamur?

  • You should expect to receive your Testamur in the mail within 6 weeks of conferral. If you need further information you may contact the Graduation Office directly by emailing  

- Why can't I get a Transcript or AHEGS that shows I'm graduating before the conferral date? 

  • Transcripts for any graduates will not be printed until you are conferred. This is to ensure that the document states that you have been awarded. If it is printed before the before conferral, your documents will only state that you have completed the degree, not graduated. 

What will my Academic Transcript say if I order it before my graduation? 

  • If you order an Academic Transcript (electronic or hardcopy) using the 'Request a transcript' function on ISIS prior to when pre-orders open, your transcript will say that you have completed your studies but not that you have been awarded your degree/s. If you would like hardcopy academic documents that reflect your conferred status, simply pre-order using the instructions above for collection after your ceremony.

Sharing your documents via My eQuals

Now that you have graduated, you will be able to log in to your My eQuals account to see and share digital copies of your Academic Transcript, Australian Higher Education Graduation Statements (AHEGS) and Testamur to a third-party such as another education institution, employer or other registered organisation.

- Instructions 

  1. Log in to My eQuals using the 'Sign in with your Education Provider' button.

  2. Select the Australian National University as your instruction then click 'Continue.'

  3. Log-in using your ANU student ID number and password. If you don't remember your login details or are having issues logging in, please contact the IT Service Desk

  4. Once logged on, click the 'Share' button next to the graduation document/s you wish to share. You'll then have the option to share your graduation document/s via download link, direct email from to a registered organisation or an encrypted PDF file.

    A step-by-step video can be found on this webpage. If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with Student Central.

Other FAQs

- How can I confirm my degree program before graduation? 

  • If you are due to graduate at the next ceremony and need a document to confirm information about your degree program before you graduate then you may request a completion letter from your Academic College. 

- Completion Letter

  • A Completion Letter is a document letter that confirms the following information:
    • your completion of the requirements to be awarded your degree program 
    • the degree program was conducted and examined in English 
    • commencement and completion dates 
    • that you will be eligible to graduate at the next graduation ceremony 
  •   You can request a copy of your Completion Letter from your Academic College after grade release. You can request this by emailing your request to your Academic College/s. 
  •   Please note that your Academic College cannot process your Completion Letter until the grades for your final semester have been released on Thursday 1 December, 2022.

- Can I get my documents certified? 

  • ANU does not certify any graduation documents as the documents you receive (physical and digital) are already official certified documents.  

- What if I need an apostille? 

  • As of 1 July 2014, Australian University documents (either the original or a notarised true copy) can only be legalised by DFAT if they satisfy one of the processes of verification outlined below. 
  • Original ANU awards containing signatures or seals obtained on or after 1995 can be authenticated or apostilled by DFAT directly on the original. There is no requirement to present them to Student Central to verify the content. The award obtained can be verified through graduate search as a matter of public record.  
  • Photocopies of all ANU awards must be certified as a true copy by an Australian Notary Public. If it was obtained on or after 1995, the Notary Public can state in their certification that the award confers with the graduate search. 
  • If you would like more information about the DFAT apostille process please see:

Need some assistance and/or further information? 

You can get in touch with Student Central via email, phone, or book a general enquiry session. Visit the Student Central homepage for more information.