General information


RSFAS student office

The RSFAS Student Office provides assistance to students on matters in relation to course they are currently enrolled in and other general matters. It is located on Level 4 of CBE Building 26C, contact details:


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Main administrative dates

Student gateway

The main administrative dates regarding teaching sessions, course census dates, examination period, graduation and enrolment variations (i.e. add and drop courses) are available from the ANU Student Gateway.


RSFAS Director of Education

Associate Professor Steve Sault is the Director of Education in RSFAS.


ANU student support

Academic Skills and Learning Centre

The Academic Skills and Learning Centre, in the Pauline Griffin Building, offers services to students regarding a range of academic issues including essay writing, note-taking, referencing, reading, examination preparation, and plagiarism.


ANU College

ANU College offers the following introductory and extended programs:

  • Maths bridging courses
  • English language support for students from non-English-speaking backgrounds


Information literacy program

Workshops are available to undergraduate and graduate students to develop skills in handling information and communication technologies.


Textbook List (Semester 1, 2017)

Click here for a full list of textbooks required for courses offered by the school.


Policies, procedures and rules

The Student Enrolment and Administrative Procedures Guide (SEAP) supplements the ANU Undergraduate Handbook information available on Programs and Courses, the ANU Rules and the Graduate Research website.


Information for enrolled students

Students are expected to be familiar with the ANU College of Business & Economics and university-wide policies and procedures on the following:

  • Code of practice for student academic honesty
  • Assessment arrangements for students from language backgrounds other than English
  • Academic progress rules and procedures
  • Special examinations/consideration
  • Supplementary examinations
  • Review of assessment procedures

Results and exams

Results and examinations

In accordance with the University Assessment Grades/Codes, CBE applies the following scale when awarding grades:

Final Pass Grades

HD - High Distinction


D - Distinction


CR - Credit


P - Pass


PS - Pass at Supplementary Examination


Final Fail Grades

N - Fail


NCN - Not Completed/Fail


WN - Withdrawn with Failure


Interim Codes

DA - Deferred Assessment


PX - Offered Supplementary Assessment


RP - Result Pending


WA - Withheld for Administrative Reasons



Results notification

To access results students should check their ISIS accounts on the advertised date for release of examination results. After publication, students enquiring about results must provide an ANU student card as proof of identification to the Examinations, Graduations, Prizes and Timetabling Office (Building 12). For privacy reasons students should not make enquiries regarding the results of other students.


Examination timetable - final examination period    

Details of the final examination timetable are available on the ANU Timetabling website. The onus is upon students to acquire their own scheduling details.


Examination timetable - mid-semester examinations

When a mid-semester exam is scheduled, timetable information will be posted by the relevant School.

Special exams

Special examinations 

For information on special examinations, considerations and arrangements, please visit the examinations and assessment page. 

You must contact the College Office for guidance on the procedure. Do not approach your lecturer for this information.

Supplementary examinations

In accordance with the University Assessment Rules, you may be provided with a supplementary examination.

If you have qualified for a supplementary examination, your grade will be recorded as a PX on your Notification of Results. You must notify the School Office, in writing (email is satisfactory), within 7 days of the official publication date of examination results to indicate your acceptance or otherwise to sit the supplementary examination.

If you pass the supplementary examination you will receive the grade of PS (pass at supplementary examination) and a mark of 50. If you are unsuccessful, or you decide not to sit the supplementary examination, your grade will be recorded as N (fail) and your original mark will stand.

Supplementary examinations will be held early in the next semester on dates to be advised. Travel plans should be made accordingly as travel plans are not an acceptable reason to miss a supplementary examination.


If you have any queries about special arrangements with respect to disabilities, please refer to the Disabilities Officer. Please use the ANU Disability Services Centre website for further information.



In relation to an examination, misconduct on the part of a student includes:

  • Cheating
  • Plagiarism (including the reproducing in, or submitting for assessment for, any examination, by way of copying, paraphrasing or summarising, without acknowledgement and with the intention to deceive, any work of another person as the student's own work, with or without the knowledge or consent of that other person)
  • Submitting for an examination any work previously submitted for examination (except with the approval of the prescribed authority)
  • Failing to comply with the University's instructions to students at, or in relation to, an examination
  • Acting, or assisting another person to act dishonestly, in or in connection with an examination
  • Taking a prohibited document into an examination venue

The administrative procedures regarding misconduct are incorporated in the ANU Discipline Rules.



The College regards plagiarism as any appropriation of the ideas or expressions of another without relevant and appropriate acknowledgment. This includes un-attributed appropriation of text or content and may extend to improper referencing. Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any course and all discovered instances would be pursued to the full extent allowable under the rules.

Where students have doubts as to how to deal with or acknowledge source materials in course assignments they should consult the lecturer or tutor.

The penalties and administrative procedures regarding plagiarism are incorporated in the ANU Policy on Academic Honesty.

On-line material discussing plagiarism and referencing styles is available from the Academic Skills and Learning Centre website.

Updated:   22 January 2014 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team