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Enrolment

Changing course enrolment or requesting a permission number

Go to swapping or dropping courses page for more information including a how-to guide. You can swap and drop most courses in ISIS.

You must add or swap your courses by the ISIS deadline every semester.  This deadline is the Monday of Week 2. Late enrolment is only permitted in exceptional circumstances.

Some courses will not allow you to enrol via ISIS without a permission number.  Please contact CBE Student Services (info.cbe@anu.edu.au) if you would like further information. 

Applying to study cross-institutionally outside of ANU 

Information about swapping or dropping courses can be found here.  

Complete an Application to study elsewhere on a cross-institutional basis (PDF, 369.21 KB) and submit it to info.cbe@anu.edu.au with detailed course outlines for the non-ANU courses you wish to study.

Flexible Double Degrees

  • If both components of your Flexible Double Degree are within the College of Business and Economics (for example Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Finance), you may have courses which are required in both programs (for example both Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Finance require BUSN1001).
  • If this occurs within your CBE FDD, you are required to do the course only once and replace the double up of the course with a University wide elective or any course from CBE List 1
  • Please note that you cannot exceed 8 out of college electives
  • You cannot exceed the maximum of 10 courses of 1000 level.
  • If you are in a flexible double degree with another college, you cannot have out of college electives as part of your CBE Degree. You must have 16 CBE courses to count towards the CBE component of your flexible double degree.

It is the student's responsibility to select electives in such a way that:

  • they satisfy prerequisites for the corresponding course/s.
  • they conform to the rules set out in Programs and Courses or if unsure seek advice from the CBE office.

 It is the student's responsibility to select the courses appropriate for their program.

Prerequisite Waivers

A prerequisite course is a course that the student must complete before enrolling in a more advanced course. Prerequisite courses provide the foundation knowledge and understanding on which the more advance course is based.

In certain circumstances you may apply to have the requirement to have completed the prerequisite course waived.

You will need to show that you have the required knowledge equivalent to the prerequisite course if the waiver is to be approved.

Please note that prerequiste waivers are not available

  • for any FINM & STAT courses offered by The Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics
  • for any BUSN courses offered by The Research School of Accounting

The Research School of Economics (ECON, EMET & ECHI courses) require students to complete a Prerequisite waiver form which needs to be signed by the lecturer and then submitted to the Research School of Economics Admin counter to collect a permission code.

The Research School of Managment (MGMT, MKTG, BUSI, INFS courses as well as BUSN7024 & BUSN8062) require students to contact the lecturers directly on enquiries.rsm@anu.edu.au. RSM do not require students to complete the prerequisite waiver form.

Retaking a course

Undergraduate programs

If you have failed a course for the first time and intend to enrol in it again, you should re-enrol yourself in the course by using your ISIS account.

If you have failed a course for the second time and intend to enrol in it for the third time you must complete an application for third attempt via the manage my degree section of ISIS along with an appeal letter that explains:

  • the reasons for your previous failures in this course; and
  • what strategies you will utilise to ensure you pass the course with this attempt.

You should note that the third attempt is your final attempt at the course. If your appeal letter does not demonstrate that you are taking appropriate steps to ensure you pass this course, your appeal may not be successful. Please refer to the expected academic performance for course work students.

Graduate programs

If you have failed a course and need to attempt it again you must complete an application for third attempt via the manage my degree section of ISIS along with an appeal letter that explains:

  • the reasons for your previous failures in this course; and
  • what strategies you will utilise to ensure you pass the course with this attempt.

You should note that the second attempt is your final attempt at the course. If your appeal letter does not demonstrate that you are taking appropriate steps to ensure you pass this course, your appeal will may not be successful. Please refer to the expected academic performance for course work students.

Retaking a course for a higher grade

If you need to enrol in a course that you have already passed to achieve a higher grade, you must take the course on a non-award basis. The course cannot be counted twice towards your degree. Only the first successful attempt will be included. Application forms for non-award enrolment are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Electives

Electives: 

Students have 48 units of electives in an undergraduate single degree program (example Bachelor of Commerce). Electives can be selected from CBE or other Colleges. No more than 10 courses can be taken at 1000 level in your program.

Students wish to undertake an out of college elective may contact the relevant College directly for further information or a permission code if required.

Student Responsibility:

It is the student's responsibility to select electives in such a way that:

  • they satisfy prerequisites for the corresponding course/s.
  • they conform to the rules set out in Programs and Courses or if unsure seek advice from the CBE office.

It is the student's responsibility to select the courses appropriate for his/her program

Overloading

Basic Information:

If you wish to take more than 24 units (4 courses) in a given semester you must meet the criteria listed below and you will need to request an enrolment overload. ISIS will not allow you to enrol in more than 24 units (4 courses) as this exceeds a standard study load.

Prior to submitting an application to overload via the manage my degree section on ISIS please ensure you have enrolled in 24 units (4 courses) on ISIS, have checked programs and courses to ensure the course fits within your program and you have satisfied any required prerequisites.

Deadline to apply to overload is the ISIS deadline. After this date you will need supporting documentation from the lecturer acknowledging that you will be exceeding 24 units that semester and approving your late enrolment into their course.

Please note: if you wish to enrol in any courses that are not counted towards your program, please apply for non-award enrolment via the ANU Admission Office. You must consult with an academic advisor or your program convenor before enrolling.

For further information please refer to http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/enrolment/overload-your-enrolment 

Undergraduate Students:

1. If you wish to enrol in 30 units (5 courses) in a semester, you will have to satisfy all of the following 4 criteria:

a)    You must have completed 48 units (8 courses) in your current UG program at ANU;

b)    You must have completed at least 24 units (4 courses)  in a semester in your current program;

c)     You must have achieved an overall average of 60% in the courses you completed in your current program (NCN, WN will be counted as ‘0’ in this calculation).

d)     You must have achieved an average mark of at least 60 per cent (NCN and WN counting as 0 per cent in this calculation) in the previous study period.

 

2. If you wish to enrol in 36 units (6 courses) in a semester, you will have to satisfy all of the following 3 criteria:

a)    You must have completed 96 units (16 courses) in your current UG program at ANU;

b)    You must have completed at least 30 units (5 courses)  in a semester in your current program;

c)     You must have achieved an overall average of 70% in the courses you completed in your current program (NCN, WN will be counted as ‘0’ in this calculation).

d)    You must have achieved an average mark of at least 70 per cent (NCN and WN counting as 0 per cent in this calculation) in the previous study period.

Postgraduate Students:

1.If you wish to enrol in 30 units (5 courses) in a semester, you will have to satisfy a), b) and c):

a)    You must have completed 24 units (4 courses) in a semester in your current PG program at ANU;

b)    You must have achieved an overall average of 60% in the courses you completed in your current program (NCN, WN will be counted as ‘0’ in this calculation).

c)     You must have achieved an average mark of at least 60 per cent (NCN and WN counting as 0 per cent in this calculation) in the previous study period

2. If you wish to enrol in 36 units (6 courses) in a semester, you will have to satisfy a), b), c) and d):

a)    You must have completed at least 48 units (8 courses) in your current PG program at ANU;

b)    You must have completed at least 30 units (5 courses) of courses in a semester in your current PG program, ANU;

c)     You must have achieved an overall average of 70% in the courses you completed in your current PG program (NCN, WN will be counted as ‘0’ in this calculation).

d)     You must have achieved an average mark of at least 70 per cent (NCN and WN counting as 0 per cent in this calculation) in the previous study period.

If you only have 30 units remaining to complete your award/degree but do not satisfy the above criteria, you may apply to the Associate Dean of your Academic College(s) for permission to undertake the remaining units in one study period in order to complete your degree. Approval is at the discretion of the Associate Dean and will not be granted for more than 30 units. Applications are completed using the Manage My Degree eForm, via ISIS.

Late Enrolment Guide

Background

This guide outlines relevant dates, processes and key principles that will be used to consider late enrolment requests. This process applies to all students wishing to add or swap CBE courses. For non-CBE courses, please check with the relevant College.

Please be advised that the Late Enrolment procedure is not applicable for a student who is applying for overloading, for a 3rd attempt, or to drop a course.  For information on these please see the information on the other tabs. 

Important dates

Semester One

 

Week 2

Monday 4 March

11:50pm

Last day for students to add or swap courses on ISIS.

Week 2

Tuesday 5 March - Monday 11 March (due to public holiday)

Closes at 11:50pm 

Students may submit a request for late enrolment into a course, for exceptional circumstances only (see process below). 

Student must provide a case and supporting documents. 

Late enrolment requests will not be accepted after this deadline.

Semester Two  

 Week 2 Monday

11:50pm  29 July 2019

Last day for students to add or swap courses on ISIS.

Week 2 Tuesday 30 July - Sunday 4 August

Closes at 11:50pm

Students may submit a request for late enrolment into a course, for exceptional circumstances only (see process below), by providing a case and supporting documents. 

Late enrolment requests will not be accepted after this deadline.

Key principles

Exceptional circumstances

Requests for late enrolment for exceptional circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Approved circumstances

Students applying for late enrolment may be allowed to enrol if they fall under one or more of the falling scenarios.  You will still need to submit an application to enrol late as per the process detailed under "Process for Requesting Late Enrolment" below.

  1. If you failed a supplementary or deferred exam, and you wish to re-enrol into the failed course, and you can provide evidence that you have been keeping up with the content of the same course in the current semester.

  2. If you passed a supplementary or deferred exam for a course that is a pre-requisite for a course you wish to enrol in, and you can provide evidence that you’ve been keeping up with content for this course. For example - you have passed a deferred exam for ECON1101, and now wish to enrol into ECON1102.  You need to show that you have been keeping up with the content for ECON1102 in your late enrolment application.   

Rejected circumstances

Students applying for late enrolment will be not be allowed to enrol if they fall one or more of the following scenarios.  Please note, these are examples, and this list is not exhaustive.

    1. If you passed a supplementary or deferred exam for a pre-requisite course, but you have not been keeping up with content for the subsequent (next) course.  We do not recommend that students start a new course 2-3 weeks into the semester. 

    2. If exceptional circumstances did not affect your ability to enrol into your courses before the deadline via ISIS. 

Process for applying for late enrolment

Step 1. 

Email info.cbe@anu.edu.au from your ANU Student Email account with:

  • (COMPULSORY) An electronic copy (pdf or scanned) of the completed Enrolment Change Form, listing the course(s) you wish to add or swap,
  • (COMPULSORY) A separate document that outlines the below:
    • Reason(s) for not enrolling before ISIS deadline (11.50PM on Monday of Week 2) that was beyond your control.
      • A situation occurs which a reasonable person would consider is not due to the person's action or inaction, either direct or indirect and for which the person is not responsible. This situation must be unusual, uncommon, or abnormal. A lack of knowledge of ANU administrative processes is not considered beyond a person's control.
    • Evidence you have been keeping up with the content of the course(s) that you wish to enrol.
    • Information about the course(s) that you wish to enrol into:
      • Have you attempted any assessment items?
      • Is the course(s) available the following semester?
      • Is the course(s) a compulsory requirement in your program?
  • (COMPULSORY) Relevant supporting documents

Please do not submit paper copies of the form.  Scanned copies, photos, or electronically completed copies of the form/application are accepted. 

Step 2.  

CBE Student Services team will compile your application for consideration by the Manager, CBE Student Services. You will receive an acknowledgement email within 3 business days.

Step 3.  

You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email to your ANU Student Email account as soon as possible after receiving the acknowledgement email.  The Student Services Team appreciates that this is a very important request, and these applications are given priority to ensure that everyone is enrolled in their correct course(s) swiftly.

  • If your application is approved, you will be automatically enrolled into the course(s).  You will receive further instructions on tutorial enrolment and potential mid-semester examination timetable(s).
  • If your request is rejected, you have the right of appeal. Instructions on how to submit an appeal will be emailed to you with the outcome of your application. 

You may be able to choose a non-CBE course if your program requirements have ANU wide electives.  Check your program requirements on the Programs and Courses website.  Remember to check the year that you commenced in your program, and confirm how many (if any) 1000 level courses you may complete in your program.

If you do not have other course options, and you are an international student, you may need to reduce your study load for the semester. 

 

Updated:   31 October 2018 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team