As Canberra experiences a significant COVID-19 outbreak and the ANU moves online for the next two and a half weeks, the University is considering applying to reinstate the ‘Course Requirements Satisfied’ (CRS) or ‘Course Requirements Not Satisfied’ (CRN) grades for Semester 2. 

An ANU spokesperson told Woroni that they “acknowledge that for many students the pandemic continues to have an impact on their studies” and that the “University continues to provide support for all students and is considering how it can best assist them in these circumstances”.

They noted that this “includes looking at the use of special consideration and the use of CRS/CRN grades” and that the ANU was “working with ANUSA and PARSA to work out how it will work”. They stated that students should “consider applying to the Academic Board for approval”. 

Earlier in the year, Woroni reported that ANU’s Academic Board had chosen not to opt into the CRS/CRN system. At the time, an ANU spokesperson told Woroni that ANU lacked “special dispensation” to continue with the system, however the relevant regulatory body (the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) informed Woroni that they had “not imposed any restrictions on ANU in regard to grading”.