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Requesting permission to enrol

Steps to request permission to enrol

Step 1 – Request permission to enrol

Some courses are restricted to ensure students meet specific requirements before enrolling and/or because there are a limited number of places available in the course. This prevents you from being able to add the course on ISIS in the first instance.

If you do not meet the prerequisite for the course as outlined on the Programs and Courses website, you must include a statement outlining why you are requesting to enrol and attach supporting documentation that shows how you may meet the prerequisite otherwise e.g. through prior study or professional experience. Supporting documentation may include:

  • An academic transcript or statement of results
  • Course outlines
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Evidence of completion or achievement
  • Your study plan for the remainder of your program at ANU

Request permission to enrol

Step 2 – Assessment by the Course Convener

Your request will be sent to the Course Convener to assess if you meet the specific requirements to enrol. We will contact you if additional information is required and aim to process your request in three business days.

Step 3 – Notification of outcome

You will receive notification of the outcome of your request to your ANU student email account.

Step 4 – Enrol

If the Course Convener approves your request, you will be assigned permission to enrol and can proceed to add the course on ISIS up until the last date to enrol (Monday of Week 2 for Semester 1 and Semester 2)*.

After the last date to enrol has passed, you will not be able to add the course successfully on ISIS and need to complete an Application for Enrolment Change instead*. Please email this to science.enquiries@anu.edu.au with the notification your permission request has been approved by the Course Convener as soon as possible and within three business days. If your program is outside of the ANU College of Science or the ANU College of Health and Medicine, you must also attach confirmation from your College that the course can count towards your program requirements.

*If you are seeking to enrol in more than 24 units, please see frequently asked questions below for information regarding overloading.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to enrol?

Semester 1 and Semester 2:

You should enrol prior to the start of semester. You can add and swap courses on ISIS up until Monday of Week 2. Afterwards permission is required to enrol and granted at the discretion of the Course Convener. To request permission to enrol from the Course Convener click here.

Non-Standard Session Courses (Summer Session, Autumn Session, Winter Session and Spring Session):

You should enrol prior to the start date of the course. The last date to enrol and census date vary for non-standard session courses. Please check the Programs and Courses website for course/class specific dates.

How do I apply to overload my enrolment?

You can self-enrol into a maximum of 24 units per half year (typically 4 courses) on ISIS. The first half of year includes Summer Session, Semester 1 and Autumn Session and the second half of year includes Winter Session, Semester 2 and Spring Session.

If you would like to enrol in more than 24 units and meet the eligibility criteria, you can request to overload by completing the Manage My Degree eForm on ISIS uploading the notification your permission request has been approved the Course Convener:

  • Main Menu (compass button in top-right corner of screen) > Navigator > ISIS > Manage My Degree > Select ‘MMD-Coursework’

You are not considered to be overloading if you enrol in a non-standard session course and the class dates for this do not overlap with the standard semester dates. In this situation, please complete an Application for Enrolment Change instead and email this to science.enquiries@anu.edu.au with the notification your permission request has been approved by the Course Convener as soon as possible and within three business days.

How do I request to enrol in a course offered by another College?

If you have space within your program requirements to enrol in an elective course, you can add and swap courses on ISIS up until Monday of Week 2 for Semester 1 and Semester 2 (this varies for non-standard session courses). If you are unsure or would like to double check about your program requirements, please contact science.enquiries@anu.edu.au for advice.

After the last date to add courses on ISIS has passed, please contact the College offering the course you are interested in for information regarding their late enrolment process. Please note enrolling now may not be possible.

Principal dates

Semester 2:

  • 25 July 2022: Semester 1 begins
  • 1 August 2022: Last day add Semester 2 courses on ISIS (Monday of Week 2)
  • 31 August 2022: Semester 2 census date
  • 7 October 2022: Last day to drop Semester 2 courses without failure (WD)
  • 2 November 2022: Last day to drop Semester 2 courses with failure (WN)

Non-standard sessions (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring):

The last date to enrol and census date vary for non-standard session courses. Please check the Programs and Courses website for course/class specific dates. The last day to drop a course without failure (WD) is the class end date.