Academic Affairs Office: Student Guide and Academic Handbook
The ANU Student Guide and Academic Handbook (January 2011) contains important information about student life and academic policy. All members of the university community are responsible for adhering to the policies and guidelines contained in it.
Suggestions for improving this handbook are welcome and should be made to University Deputy Registrar Timothy Kihiko. Additional copies of the handbook may be obtained in the Office of the Registrar.
It is the responsibility of the student to comply with the academic and administrative regulations and procedures relating to his or her course of study at the University as contained in this handbook.
Because the university may be subjected to changes, this information is not to be regarded as creating a binding contract between the student and the university. Because of such changes and the costs associated with printing, the most current and authoritative edition of the ANU Student Guide and Academic Handbook (January 2011) shall be the one that exists on the university website.
Although the university intends to be fair in the application of its rules, a student may petition the appropriate Board (Post Graduate Studies or Undergraduate Studies) for the waiver of a university regulation provided the student can demonstrate extraordinary circumstances which warrant it. Such a petition may be granted if, in the judgment of the board, the waiver is justified or in the student’s best educational interest.
The university reserves the right to change the fees, rules, and calendar regulating admission and registration; to change regulations concerning instruction and graduation from the university and its various divisions; to withdraw courses; and to change any other regulation affecting the student body. Changes go into effect whenever the proper authorities so determine and apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who, at that time, are enrolled at the university.
The university reserves the authority to deny admission, to dismiss when formal action is taken by the Academic Standards Committee or a Hearing Board, to discontinue the enrollment of any student when personal actions are detrimental to the university community, to discontinue enrollment of a student in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, see the last page of this handbook or to request withdrawal of a student whose continuance in the university would be detrimental to his or her health or to the health of others.