Show Cause

A student receives a ‘show cause’ notice if they fail more than 50% of their courses in a semester for the second time during a degree or repeatedly fail a course. We understand that there can be non academic reasons for a student to not perform well at the university.

If you, or anyone you know, has received a show cause letter, we encourage you to have a chat with the student assistance team. They can help you explain to the university the reasons for unsatisfactory performance and future plan to complete the program requirements. ANU has provided more details on the expected academic progress and Academic Progress Rule 2015 on their website.

Email Student Assistance Team at:

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which ANUSA operates.
We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, and commit to standing with our first nations people.

Contact ANUSA (02) 6125 2444