Domestic students checklist

Welcome to ANU! We are so excited to have you start your journey with us. Before you start, you will first need to accept your ANU offer. Once you have done so, you can start preparing for your arrival to ANU! We have prepared a checklist to assist you with the commencement of your semester at ANU.

1. Choose your courses and Enrol for the first time

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All new students must complete enrolment to be able to start studying your courses. Enrolment is done via . Once you have enrolled, you will then be able to access your courses via WATTLE and obtain a student card.

Enrolment Information
All new students must enrol in courses by the second teaching week in the semester. If you do not enrol in courses, you will not be able to attend and access your classes. We will send email reminders to you in our welcome emails. For more information about enrolling, please refer to Student Central's enrolment  information.

Finding courses
Have a look at the Programs and Courses website and choose your courses. Students intending to study at the ANU during Semester 1 and 2 should enrol for the entire academic year. If you need additional advice speak with a Program and Course Advisor in your Academic College. Please contact your ANU Academic Colleges to arrange a meeting before coursework commences.

Access your courses
Once you have completed your enrolment, you can access your course materials via Wattle (Web Access to Teaching & Learning Environment). Wattle will host important information about course outline, course materials, assessments, lecture information and many more. 

How to access your courses via Wattle?
Use your student ID number sent to you in your welcome email. You will also receive a separate email containing your password to login Wattle

What if you have not received your password?
We are aware that some students have not received the email containing their password. If you have experienced this issue, please contact ANU IT Support at 02 6125 4321 and follow the prompts (1, 2) to reset your password.

If you are not currently in Australia and haven't received the email containing your password after your welcome email, please email ANU IT Services on from the email address you provided in your application and they will contact you directly to provide a new password. In your email you MUST provide them with the following information: 

  • Your university ID number
  • Your full name
  • Your best contact number (including the international dialling code)
  • The best time to call you between 9am-5pm in Australia (UTC+10:00)

2. Activate your ANU Email to receive important information

Now that you are an ANU student, you will receive important information about your enrolment, Orientation Week, courses and many more through your ANU email. Log in to your ANU email and set up a mail forward function to your personal email so that you never miss an important email from the University. Refer to the Log in and access your ANU email for the first time for more information.

3. Explore Financial support options as a student from Centrelink

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You might be eligible for financial support under Centrelink, depending on your circumstances. Explore your options to understand more.

4. Complete your essential modules

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ANU1001 is an online module containing important information about academic colleges, student associations, academic support, enrolment and your rights and responsibilities on campus.

Consent matters is a compulsory online module that needs to be completed via wattle. All students living on campus will not be able to check in to on campus accommodation before completing this module.

Academic integrity is a compulsory online module that needs to be completed via wattle. Equip yourself with the knowledge on how to work and write with academic integrity at ANU and avoid misconduct.

Being well, living well is an online module that takes a positive, preventative approach to help students maintain their mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing throughout their university journey. 

You can complete all four modules online:


5. Sign up for SET4ANU to be matched up with later year students 

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Starting your first semester can be a daunting experience. SET4ANU is a fun, free orientation program designed to assist all incoming, first semester students as they transition to life at ANU.

Participating students are given a later year student mentor who can help you make new friends, answer your questions, and share their knowledge and networks to help you settle into your study here at ANU.  

6. Sign up for First Year Experience 

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Looking to connect with other students and get a head start for success at ANU? Register for First Year Experience (FYE). FYE is a strengths-based transition program for new students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, designed build community, develop skills, and celebrate your place at ANU. Participants can connect with other new and later year students, participate in events and activities, and attend capacity-building workshops. All new domestic, undergraduate students from rural or remote areas, low-socioeconomic/low-income or refugee backgrounds, or those who are first-in-family to attend university, are encouraged to participate.


7. Join ANUSA's NEW@ANU Facebook group to connect with new students

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Before you arrive, you might want to start connecting with fellow new students. NEW@ANU is a student-run Facebook group where you can ask questions, connect with new students and gain advice from later year students.

8. Attend Orientation Week Programs - Prioritise!

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Orientation Week programs are available on . There are a lot of events and activities during O-Week so remember to prioritise and attend important sessions! Some of our recommendations include:

- New Student Orientation
The New Student Orientation contains important information about all the things that you need to do before starting your semester. This session will also go through available support and assistance in the university.

- Academic College Induction Sessions
Attend your college induction sessions as these sessions are designed to provide you with important information about your degree structure, courses you should be taking and support available within your college.

-Timetabling, Fees and Enrolment Sessions
ANU Student central runs workshops and seminars on how to create your timetable, understanding your fees and how to enrol. These are important administrative steps that you need to complete as a student.

-Market Day
Market day is run by ANU Student Association (ANUSA). It typically takes places on the Wednesday of Orientation Week in (Semester 1) or Wednesday of Bush Week (in Semester 2). There will be a lot of clubs and societies, ANU services and organizations information stalls on the day. It’s the perfect time to explore activities on campus, join interests group and enquire about programs available on campus.


9. Additional Information for Students with Disability

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Students who have a disability, medical condition or who are recognised primary carers of a person with a disability can visit Access & Inclusion to discuss the support available in order to participate fully in their program of study. Access and Inclusion provides advice, supports and adjustments that minimise the impact of disability in education.