Domestic students - Accept, defer or decline

Congratulations on your offer to study at ANU. Your offer letter contains important information about your offer and how to accept. If you still have questions, information on this page may help you.

Your offer to study at ANU will be sent by email, so it's important you give us an active email address that you check regularly.

If you applied to ANU through an authorised Education Agent, your offer will be emailed to them.

You must accept your offer no later than the date indicated in your offer, unless an earlier date is specified by email from the University. We recommend you accept your offer as soon as possible so you can start to plan your studies and get involved with the ANU community.

How do I accept my offer?

Direct applicants

To accept your offer, simply logon to the direct application portal and follow the prompts.

UAC applicants

Please click Accept Online to accept your offer. Make sure you have your application number with you because you will need it to logon.

Postgraduate applicants

Please click Accept Online to accept your offer.

Non-award and Cross-institutional Study

Please click Accept Online to accept your offer. Make sure to have your application number with you because you will need it to logon.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

If you applied for on-campus accommodation, you may need to pay a deposit to secure your place.

Check your offer letter for details.

Can I defer my ANU offer?

Undergraduate applicants

Yes, you can defer your ANU offer provided you meet the following conditions.

  • You must apply to defer on or before the census date for the relevant semester. It is preferable to apply for deferment before the semester begins. If you want to defer until semester two, there may be restrictions on what courses you can take.
  • You must have a valid reason to defer, including wanting to take a break between school and university, needing to work before commencing study, or for health reasons.
  • You do not undertake any other study while deferred. This is because ANU considers the full academic record of all applicants. Therefore, if you undertake additional study while deferred we would need to reassess your qualifications against any new entrance requirements. Exceptions to this restriction include undertaking an exchange year in a secondary school and undertaking TAFE / AQF studies at Certificate level. Your deferment will lapse if you undertake tertiary studies above Certificate level.

When you apply to defer, you will not receive an immediate decision, nor will you be able to check the progress of your deferral. We will contact you as soon as we reach a decision.

Postgraduate applicants

No. However, you can request your application be reassessed for a future intake. Click here to request that your application be reassessed. 

How do I defer my ANU offer?

Direct applicants

You can defer your ANU offer using the application portal. The option to defer is only available after you've met the conditions of your conditional offer.

UAC applicants

Click here to apply to defer your offer. Make sure to have your application number with you because you will need it to logon.

Postgraduate applicants

You cannot defer an offer to a postgraduate program. However, you can request your application be reassessed for a future intake. Click here to request that your application be reassessed. 

How do I decline my ANU offer?

Direct applicants

After you've received an offer, simply logon to the direct application portal and follow the prompts to decline.

UAC applicants

To decline your offer, simply logon to Defer or Decline Online and follow the prompts to decline.

I need help understanding my ANU offer. Who can I contact?

If you need assistance, contact Domestic Admissions.

I've accepted my ANU offer. What happens next?

After you've met all the conditions, and accepted your offer, you will receive an email containing your ANU student identification number and password. This email will also tell you how to enrol in your classes.

You may not receive this email immediately. However, you will receive this email before your program is due to commence.