Seeking academic advice

When managing your program it’s important to consider the rules and requirements of your program such as:

  • compulsory course requirements
  • time limits for your program
  • maximum number of first year courses allowed
  • procedural deadlines and restrictions
  • major, minor and specialisation requirements
  • the order in which you can – or should – take your courses
  • whether you want to study at another university
  • whether you want to undertake Honours as part of your program.

Important information, rules and requirements for programs, courses, majors etc. can be found on the Programs and Courses website. Study at ANU is the online student handbook and contains up-to-date information.

If you have a general academic enquiry that isn't answered by Programs and Courses, you can contact the Student Office in the ANU College that delivers your program, Student Administration, or visit the Student Central.

If you require help to understand the ins and outs of your program, plus all the options you have available to you, you should seek academic advice.

Academic advice is available throughout the year via the Student Office of the ANU College that delivers your program. These are usually one-on-one meetings where your progress will be reviewed and you will be provided with available options. Appointments are normally required.

The University has established and Academic Advising Charter (DOCX, 96KB) which sets out the responsibilities of both staff and students in relation to academic advising.

Drop-in academic advisory sessions are also available to new and continuing students at the start of each semester. Information on these sessions is sent to students via their student email as well as posted on ISIS.

Updated:  1 August 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Registrar/ Page Contact:  DRSS Communications