Frequently Asked Questions

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Degree Plans and Enrolment

I'm not sure what courses to take, where should I go?

The College of Business and Economics has multiple resources to help students plan their degrees and determine which courses to take.

If you are entering your first semester, please see the Enrolment Fast Track website for detailed instructions on how to be ready to start your degree. Otherwise, please see the CBE Study Plans website for more information regarding these resources.

 

How do I drop or add a course if I can't do it online in ISIS?

If you cannot drop or add a course online in ISIS, please fill out an Enrolment Variation form (PDF, 399KB). Send this, along with a screenshot of the error you are encountering on ISIS, to CBE Student Services at info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

Please be aware that you must complete a course’s prerequisites before attempting to enrol into that course on ISIS.

 

I need permission to take a course - how do I get that?

Please email the Student Services Team at info.cbe@anu.edu.au with the details of the  course you wish to enrol in to obtain permission, and why a permisison code is required. 

 

How do I make sure that I am doing the right courses in order to graduate? 

To make sure you are completing the correct courses for your program, please see the CBE Study Plans website or the Programs & Courses page to view the remaining requirements for your program.

If you need further assistance, CBE Student Services can check which courses you have left to complete in your program. Email them at info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

 

How do I add the majors or minors I intend to do under my program?

To add a major or minor to your degree, please follow the instructions on the ANU Changing majors, minors & specialisations website. You may add a major or minor to your degree on ISIS (Main Menu (compass button) > Navigator > ISIS > Degree Management > Major, Minor & Specialisations).

Please note the deadlines carefully, as you will not be able to process this change after the census date of each semester.

 

How do I transfer to a different degree?

Degree transfer applications are submitted via eForm through ISIS. To navigate to the degree transfer application on ISIS select: Main Menu (compass button) > Navigator > ISIS > Degree Management > Apply for Degree Transfer.

If you are transferring to a CBE degree and wish to receive credit from your previous ANU studies, you will need to contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au to request credit transfer. Please specify which courses you would like to be transferred into your new degree. 

For more information regarding degree transfers and the relevant deadlines, see the ANU Transferring Between Degrees webpage.

 

I need to take more than four courses this semester, how do I do that?

To take more than four courses in one semester, you will need to apply to overload your enrolment. You may apply using the ‘Manage my Degree’ eForm via ISIS (Main Menu (compass button) > Navigator > ISIS > Degree Management > Manage my Degree).

Please make sure that you meet the eligibility requirements for your specific scenario by visiting the Overload your Enrolment webpage.

 

I need to take less than four courses this semester, how do I do that?

If you are an international student, you must apply to reduce your study load by following the instructions on the Reducing your Study Load webpage.

If you are a domestic student, you may simply enrol in as many courses as you require on ISIS.

Please note that reducing your study load may extend the duration of your degree.

 

How do I study at a different institution or go on exchange next semester?

There is a wide range of programs that students can take to study elsewhere during their degree.

If you wish to study at a different institution for a full semester, going on exchange would be the option for you. If you are in your first year, please see the ANU PRIMO website for more information. Otherwise, please visit the CBE UG Exchange Overseas website for instructions on how to find a suitable exchange program.

If you wish to study at a different institution outside of normal ANU semesters, you may wish to take a short course. Please visit the CBE Overseas Short Courses website for more information.

CBE also holds the Global Business Immersion course (CBEA3066) that includes a visit of up to 10 days to a selected country.

 

How do I apply for leave from my studies?

If you are an international student, you must apply for program leave. You may apply through ISIS by using the ‘Manage my Degree’ eForm via ISIS (Main Menu (compass button) > Navigator > ISIS > Degree Management > Manage my Degree). For more information regarding program leave for international students, please visit the Program Leave webpage.

Domestic students need not apply for program leave. They will automatically be placed on program leave if they do not enrol in any courses before the semester’s census date. For more information on program leave for domestic students, please visit this Program Leave webpage.

 

How can I apply to waive the prerequisite of a course?

If you believe that you have met the prerequisites of a course in your program from previous studies outside of ANU, please apply for an exemption through CBE’s Credit/Exemption Procedure.

If you have been previously awarded an exemption for the prerequisite of a course but cannot enrol in that course in ISIS, please email info.cbe@anu.edu.au for assistance.

In other cases, please contact the convener of the course you wish you enrol in. The convener of each course can be found on its Programs & Courses page.

 

What will happen if I have failed a course? 

The College of Business and Economics and the Australian National University have multiple resources to support students mentally and academically throughout their program.

To find information on what to do if you find yourself failing a course, please visit the CBE Failed Courses webpage.

 

How may I be awarded credits or exemptions for past studies?

If you have relevant previous studies at an institution outside of ANU, you may be eligible for a course credit or exemption.

To apply for a credit or an exemption, visit the CBE Credit/Exemption Procedure website. Please read the instructions carefully as missing information may cause delays in processing your request.

 

Are there any internships I may do in my program?

The College of Business and Economics holds many initiatives designed to increase the employability of its students. Among these are the CBE Internship and the Special Industry Project.

The ANU also holds the Australian National Internship Program. All of these opportunities may be completed for course credit within your program.

 

I’ve failed a course two times, how do I get permission to take it again?

To seek permission to retake a course for the third time after two failed attempts, please see the ANU Repeating a failed course website. As stated on the website, you must seek permission via the ‘Manage my Degree’ eForm on ISIS (Main Menu (compass button) > Navigator > ISIS > Degree Management > Manage my Degree).

If you require any further assistance, please email CBE Student Services at info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

 

How many 1000-level courses may I take in my program?

If you are enrolled in a single CBE degree, the limit of 1000-level courses you may take is 10 (60 units).

If you are doing a double degree consisting of two CBE degrees, you can take a maximum of 10 1000-level courses (e.g. 5 in each degree). (If you are studying one CBE degree and one non-CBE degree, you should check with the other College to confirm how many 1000-level courses you can take within the other degree.)

Please note that ANU-wide elective courses count towards this limit.

Timetabling

How do I get my timetable?

You can view your timetable by visiting the ANU Timetable Viewer and selecting your courses and the appropriate semester under the ‘Courses’ tab.

Please note that your lecture times may change each week.

For further information regarding timetabling, please visit the ANU Timetabling webpage.

 

What room is my lecture or tutorial in?

Once you select your courses in the ANU Timetable Viewer, you will be able to see which venue each class is held in. Please visit the ANU Map if you need directions.

Please note that your class venue may be subject to change.

For further information regarding timetabling, please visit the ANU Timetabling webpage.

 

I have a timetable clash between lectures, what can I do?

Should you have a timetable clash between lectures you may either watch the lectures of one course online or enrol in another course in your program.

If you need assistance choosing another suitable course, please view the course requirements for your program through the Programs & Courses website or contact CBE Student Services at info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

 

I have a timetable clash between tutorials, what can I do?

If you have a clash between tutorial times and you are unable to attend a different tutorial timeslot, please contact the lecturer or convener of your course to discuss alternative arrangements.

Your lecturer's contact details may be found on the sidebar of each course's Wattle page.

Assessments and Exams

Should I apply for a deferred examination or special consideration?

If you have missed an examination due to extenuating circumstances, you will need to apply for a deferred examination. If you have attempted an examination or assessment but believe that your performance was influenced by extenuating circumstances, you may wish to apply for special assessment consideration.

Please note that you will require supporting documentation in both cases and all applications must be made within three days of the due date of the assessment task.

 

How do I get a supplementary examination for my course?

Students will only be offered supplementary assessments if they meet certain eligibility criteria listed on the ANU Supplementary Assessment website. If you are offered a supplementary assessment, the University will contact you with further details.

If you cannot attend your examination due to extenuating circumstances, please refer to information on applying for a deferred examination.

 

When will my supplementary or deferred examination be?

If you have been approved for a deferred examination or supplementary examination, you will be contacted by your College or Research School with further details.

If your deferred examination or supplementary examination with the RSE or RSFAS, your exam will be held in the first week of the following semester.

More details can be found on the RSE website and the RSFAS website.

 

I have an examination scheduling clash, what should I do?

Any enquiries regarding exam scheduling clashes should be sent to the Examinations Office at examinations.officer@anu.edu.au.

 

What will happen if I have failed a course?

The College of Business and Economics and the Australian National University have multiple resources to support students mentally and academically throughout their program.

To find information on what to do if you find yourself failing a course, please visit the CBE Failed Courses webpage.

 

How do I calculate my Grade Point Average (GPA)?

Each course grade you receive at ANU has a Grade Point Value. Your Grade Point Average is the average of all these values, weighted by the amount of units each course takes in your program.

To find the Grade Point Values for your course grades and view an example of the calculation methodology, please visit the ANU Grade Point Average website.

Please note that Fail grades will count towards the calculation of your GPA with a Grade Point Value of 0.

Fees and Scholarships

How much does this course cost?

To check fees for a course, please see the Programs & Courses webpage for the course and navigate to the ‘Fees’ tab.

Fees for domestic and international students will be displayed in the ‘Course fees’ table.

 

I want to apply for a scholarship, but I'm not sure which one to apply to?

To find scholarships that may apply to you, please filter the ANU Scholarships search to meet your eligibility criteria. If you require further assistance, please contact CBE scholarships at scholarships.cbe@anu.edu.au.

 

When will my scholarship be paid?

If you are a tuition fee waiver student (i.e. you receive a percentage discount for your student fees), or a pre-census stipend student, this is applied at the beginning of semester before the due date for student fee contribution. 

If you are a post-census stipend student, this will be applied after the census date of each semester.

If you’re not sure what kind of benefit your scholarship provides, please check your offer letter and Conditions of Award. 

 

If I transfer my degree, can I keep my scholarship?

Yes, as long as you transfer your degree within CBE. Otherwise, you will not be eligible to continue your scholarship. 

However, when you transfer your degree within CBE, the decision to let you keep your scholarship is made on a case-by-case basis. Factors such as whether your program end date will remain the same, and your academic achievement and progression criteria from previous semesters will be considered. 

Contact scholarships.cbe@anu.edu.au before you apply for a program transfer to determine if you will be able to keep your scholarship. If you do not advise us of changes to your program, your scholarship may not be transferrable. 

 

How does the CBE Scholarships and Prizes team determine if I can keep my scholarship?

At the conclusion of a semester, the CBE Scholarships and Prizes team will compare your results to the progression criteria in your scholarships Conditions of Award – this is listed as a percentage average, or a GPA. 

If you do not meet progression requirements for the first time, you will be sent a probation letter. 

If you do not meet progression requirements for the second time (this does not have to be consecutive), your details will be considered by a CBE Committee. You will be invited to a Show Cause panel (explain your circumstances) to determine the status of your scholarship.
 

Professional Recognition

What are the requirements for CPA or Chartered Accountants (CA)?

For a list of degrees and courses to take to meet the requirements for an Associate Membership with CPA Australia, please see the ANU CPA Australia webpage.

For a list of courses to take to meet the entry requirements into the CA program, please see the ANU Chartered Accountants webpage.

 

What are the exemptions you can receive from the Actuaries Institute?

For a list of courses to take to gain exemptions from Part I, Part II, and some of the Part III requirements set by the Actuaries Institute, see the ANU Actuaries Institute requirements webpage.

Please note that the Actuaries Institute is planning on updating its actuarial education program, and this will change how exemptions are earned at ANU. For information on how these changes will affect your degree if you commenced your Actuarial program in 2018 or before, or if you are commencing in 2019, please read Changes to the Actuaries Institute qualification syllabus (PDF, 0.4MB) or visit the Actuaries Institute website.

Official Documents

How do I extend my student visa?

If you require to extend your student visa, you will have to fill out an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) form (PDF, 450KB) and email it to CBE Student Services at info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

For details on further steps in this process, please visit the ANU eCoE Extension website.

How do I get a transcript?

You may purchase a physical or electronic official transcript by following the instructions on the ANU Purchase an academic transcript website.

You may also generate a free, unofficial statement of results from ISIS (Main Menu (compass button) > Navigator > ISIS > Academic Records > Statement of Results). 

Where can I get a letter of completion?

If you require a letter that confirms your completion of the requirements to be awarded your degree, please email CBE Student Services at info.cbe@anu.edu.au and request a ‘Completion Letter’.

If you are graduating soon, please note that CBE cannot process your Completion Letter until the grades for your final semester have been released.

New Degrees and Applications

Further information will be added to this section. Please check back later.

In the meantime, please email your questions to info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

Graduation

How do I calculate my Grade Point Average (GPA)?

Each course grade you receive at ANU has a Grade Point Value. Your Grade Point Average is the average of all these values, weighted by the amount of units each course takes in your program.

To find the Grade Point Values for your course grades and view an example of the calculation methodology, please visit the ANU Grade Point Average website.

Please note that Fail grades will count towards the calculation of your GPA with a Grade Point Value of 0.

 

Do majors, minors, or specialisations appear on my transcript and degree certificate?

The majors, minors, and specialisations you are awarded upon completion of your degree will not be shown on your degree certificate/testamur. However, they will be displayed on your official academic transcript.

 

If I’ve completed the requirement for one of my degrees (in an FDD), can I graduate from just that one?

If you wish to graduate from just one of your degrees while completing a flexible double degree, you will be required to apply to graduate in advance.

Students can apply by filling out the form found on the ANU Application to graduate website, where you may also find more information about this process.

 

When will I receive my graduation invitation?

You can expect to receive your invitation via email to your ANU student email account by the end of May (for July ceremonies) or October (for December ceremonies). If you do not receive your graduation invitation in this time, please contact CBE Student Service (info.cbe@anu.edu.au).

 

When will the graduation ceremony be?

Please see the ANU Graduation Day website for further details.

 

I can’t attend my graduation ceremony, what should I do?

If you are unable to attend your graduation ceremony, you have multiple other options. You can either graduate in absentia (graduate but not attend the ceremony), or defer your graduation. You can apply for these options by responding to your invitation to graduate on ISIS.

For more information on both options including how to apply for them, please visit the ANU Invitation to Graduate website.

 

Will deferring my graduation change my testamur dates?

Your testamur and academic transcript will display the date that you graduated from your degree, not the date of your ceremony. The university is unable to change this date.

 

How many guest invitations will I receive for the graduation ceremony, and what if I need more?

Students are guaranteed up to two guest invitations upon indicating that they are attending the ceremony. You will be required to choose whether you plan on having 0, 1, or 2 guests attend.

Students may also apply for up to three additional guest invitations by entering a ballot.

For more information on both of these subjects, please visit the ANU Guest invitations for graduation website.

 

What should I do to prepare for my graduation?

The ANU provides a checklist for students to ensure they are prepared for their graduation day. Topics to keep in mind are checking that your personal details on ISIS are correct and hiring your graduation regalia.

For the full checklist, please visit the ANU Graduation preparation website.