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Enrolment

Changing course enrolment or requesting a permission number:

Information about swapping or dropping courses can be found here.  

Important - You must add or swap your courses by the ISIS deadline every semester.  This deadline is the Monday of Week 2.  You will not be allowed to add or swap courses after this deadline unless you have been approved for a supplementary or deferred examination.

Applying to study cross-institutionally outside of ANU: 

Complete the application available on Non-award and cross-institutional study and submit it to the college with detailed course outlines for the external courses. This can be submitted via email to info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

Important:

As of Wednesday 16 August 2017, CBE will not be accepting requests for late enrolment into CBE courses.  Students enrolling at this extremely late stage of the semester are at serious risk of failing the course.

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 Reserach School of Economics (ECON, EMET & ECHI courses) require students to complete a Pre-requisite 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 Reserach 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 prerequiste 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 corse 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 corse 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 enroled in 24 units (4 courses) on ISIS, have checked programs and courses to ensure the course fits within your program and you have satisied any required prerequisties.

Deadline to apply to overload is the ISIS deadline. After this date you will need supporting documentaion from the lecturer acknowleding 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/overloading-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

The University moved to 12 week semesters from the beginning of 2017 which meant the deadline for students to add courses on ISIS was moved earlier to Monday of Week 2 instead of Friday of Week 2. 

In 2016 CBE Education Committee ruled that the College would adhere strictly to this deadline.  Students enrolling late miss significant content, making it difficult for them to catch up and putting them at risk of failing.

In Semester 1 2017, large numbers of students were unclear about the new ISIS deadline.  Several students felt they had legitimate reasons for enrolling late, and expected their requests to be approved.  This caused confusion for students and College staff. 

This guide outlines relevant dates, processes and the key principles that will be used to consider late enrolment requests from Semester 2 2017 onwards.  This process applies to all students wishing to add or swap CBE courses.  For non-CBE courses, please check with the relevant College.

Important dates

Week 2

Monday

31 July 2017 Last day for students to add or swap courses on ISIS

Week 2

Tuesday - Friday

1 - 4 August 2017

Director, Students and Learning will consider late enrolment requests for Exceptional circumstances only (see below). 

Student must provide a case and supporting documents. 

Week 4 - Wednesday

16 August 2017

As of Wednesday 16 August 2017, CBE will not be accepting requests for late enrolment into CBE courses. Students enrolling at this extremely late stage of the semester are at serious risk of failing the course.

Key principles

Exceptional circumstances

Requests for late enrolment for all other exceptional circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.  Submissions must include the following information.

  • Reason for not enrolling before deadline.
  • Why the reason should be considered an exceptional circumstance which was out of your control.
  • Evidence you have been keeping up with content (e.g. screenshot of the course Wattle page showing your name).
  • Have you attempted assessment items?
  • Is the course available the following semester?
  • Is the course a compulsory requirement in your program?

Approved circumstances

Students requesting late enrolment will be allowed to enrol if they fall under the falling scenarios.  You still need to submit a request to enrol late as per the process below.

  1. If you failed a supplementary or deferred exam, and you wish to re-enrol into the failed course.

  2. If you passed a supplementary or deferred exam for a pre-requisite course, and you can provide evidence that you’ve been keeping up with content for the subsequent (next) course.  You need to provide a screenshot of the course Wattle page showing your name.

Rejected circumstances

Students requesting late enrolment will be not be allowed to enrol if they fall under these following scenarios.

  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.  You will already be behind in the course so will be at risk of failing.

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

  3. If you were not able to provide sufficient documents to show that you did not enrol before the deadline because of exceptional circumstances.

Process for requesting late enrolment

Step 1.  Write a case outlining the reasons why you did not enrol before the ISIS deadline.  Include relevant supporting documents.  Your case should include the information outlined above in the Exceptional circumstances section.

Step 2.  Email info.cbe@anu.edu.au with completed Enrolment Change Form listing course(s) you wish to add or swap.

Step 3.  Student Services will compile your request for consideration by the Director of Students and Learning.

Step 4.  Your request will be considered based on the principles above. 

  • If your request is approved, you will be enrolled into the course(s).  If your request is rejected, you will be notified by email to your ANU email account.

  • You may be able to choose a non-CBE course if your program requirements have ANU wide electives.  CBE postgraduate degrees do not have non-CBE electives available.

  • 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. 

Step 5.  You will be notified of the outcome of your request via email to your ANU email account.

Updated:   17 February 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Dean, Business & Economics / Page Contact:  College Web Team