You’ve come to the end of your course. Now what? Here’s everything you need to know about registering for graduation, as well as what to do if you won’t be attending a ceremony or wish to defer.
Before you can graduate, you need to register to let us know whether you’re attending a ceremony, not attending or deferring. Registration is an important step in the graduation process because it allows you to perform critical checks of your details before you graduate.
Each step below is important and needs to be completed by the deadline to ensure you’re able to graduate and attend a ceremony.
During your final semester of study, you’ll need to apply for course completion in Student Connect. Once you apply your results will be checked to ensure you’ve met the requirements for your degree and are eligible to graduate.
Students must be course complete by Wednesday 20 February 2019 in order to graduate at a Autumn 2019 ceremony. If you are not course complete by this deadline, you will be able to graduate in Spring 2019.
If you’re expecting to graduate in Autumn 2019 but are not course complete at least two weeks prior to the deadline, contact your course coordinator.
Once you’ve received confirmation that you are course complete, you will need to register to graduate through Student Connect.
Graduation registration is due to open in March 2019. We'll notify you by ACU email in the week prior to registration opening. Registration is compulsory so, even if you've finished your course, please check your ACU email account regularly to receive instructions on the process.
When you register, we’ll ask whether you will be attending your ceremony, not attending or deferring. You will still need to register even if you don’t plan to attend, as you’ll need to confirm your award name and contact details.
Graduation is a special day to share with family and friends. So that you can relax on the big day, prepare in advance by finding out:
Even if you are not attending your graduation ceremony you’ll need to register to graduate. This allows you to check your award name and contact details, ensuring your graduation documents are sent to your most up-to-date postal address.
Your graduation documents will be sent to you at the conclusion of all graduation ceremonies in the current season.
If you choose to defer your ceremony, your award will still be conferred at a ceremony in the current graduation period. We’ll then send your testamur to you after all the ceremonies for the current period are over.
When you register to graduate in Student Connect, select the future semester in which you would like to attend a ceremony. You can then choose to attend one of the graduation ceremonies held in the 12 months after you graduate. You’ll receive an email to your personal email address from our graduations office about two months before your nominated ceremony, confirming your attendance and finalising payment of the ceremony fee.
You will need to ensure your mailing address and personal email address are up to date. If your contact details change, please email the graduations office.
If you are not attending a ceremony or choose to defer, you will receive your graduation documents via registered post to your mailing address listed in Student Connect. It is your responsibility to ensure your contact details are correct.
Your documents will be posted to you after all the graduation ceremonies in the current season have been completed. It is not possible to get your graduation documents before your graduation ceremony has occurred because your award is conferred at the ceremony.
Registered post requires a signature upon delivery. If nobody is available to sign for your documents, Australia Post will require you to collect your parcel from your local post office. The parcel will only be held at the post office for 10 working days, after which it will be returned to sender. If your parcel is returned to the Graduation Office and requires resending to the same address you may incur postage and handling fees.
If you are an international student returning home to an overseas address, please make sure that all address fields in Student Correct are entered correctly, and include a city and a country.
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