Priority Lab Sign-up Semester 2, 2020

20 July 2020

Priority enrolment forms can only be submitted online from 12:00 am Monday 27 July 2020 to 11:59 pm Wednesday 29 July 2020.

On Friday 31 July 2020, lab sign-ups begin from 1:00 pm for First year courses, and from 10:30 am for Second & Third year courses. The exact start times for each course are listed below.

Check the FAQ at the bottom of this page for answers to common questions.

Key dates

Priority lab enrolment deadline date

Wednesday 29 July  2020  @ 11:59 pm - if you can genuinely only attend one lab time in any course, complete and submit your Priority Enrolment Form online

Emailed forms will not be accepted.

Special lab selection deadline date

Wednesday 29 July 2020  @ 5:00 pm - if intending to enrol in a course but formal enrolment has not been processed by this date, complete and submit a special lab selection (PDF) form to the Psychology Admin Office. Level 1, Building 39.

Emailed forms will not be accepted.

Sign-up start date

Lab sign-up opens and students can enrol in labs via Wattle as per the dates and times below:

  • PSYC1004 - 31 July  2020 @ 1:00 pm 
  • PSYC2001 - 31 July  2020 @  10:30 am
  • PSYC2007 - 31 July  2020 @  10:45 am
  • PSYC2008 - 31 July  2020 @  11:00 am
  • PSYC2011 - 31 July  2020 @  11:15 am
  • PSYC3015 - 31 July  2020 @  11:30 am
  • PSYC3020 - 31 July  2020 @  11:45 am
  • PSYC3026 - 31 July  2020 @  12:00 pm
  • PSYC3028 - 31 July  2020 @  12:15 pm


Sign-up end date

Lab sign-up ends and labs can be viewed in Wattle but enrolment is closed as per the dates below. Your course convener will advise of any end date changes.

  • First year courses - Friday 7 August 2020 @ 5:00 pm
  • Second & Third year courses - Friday 14 August 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Lab selection

Standard enrolment (most students will use this option)

Decide which labs to attend for each course. Please note that the lab times for Psychology courses displayed on the ANU timetable are draft times only and may be up to 48 hours out-of-date. Check the Wattle course page for announcements of any last minute changes to the laboratory class schedule.

Follow the Lab sign-up instructions to enrol in your practical class.

To sign-up for new lab times, or to change existing lab times, is only available using Wattle between the sign-up start date and the sign-up end date, published above.

Priority lab enrolment (for students who can only attend one lab time)

Students who can genuinely only attend one lab time in any course should complete an online priority enrolment form. Priority enrolment forms can only be submitted online between 12:00 am Monday 27 July 2020 to 11:59 pm Wednesday 29 July 2020. Students will not be able to submit forms after this deadline.

Note that all requests for priority enrolment in labs must be accompanied by supporting documentation (eg a letter from carer/employer, personal statement, etc).

Note that email correspondence will be sent to university email accounts if priority enrolment is unsuccessful. 

Special lab selection (for students who are still waiting to be formally enrolled)

Students who are still waiting to be formally enrolled in a course should complete a special lab selection form (PDF).

Do not use this form if already formally enrolled. Do not submit this form before the special lab selection date listed above - there is no final date for submission of special lab selection forms. The acceptance and processing of special lab selection forms will depend on lab availability, and allocation to labs will be carried out at the discretion of course coordinators.

How to apply

For special lab selection, follow these steps:

  • Decide on a lab for each course - do not pick a lab time that is not in the official list.
  • Download and print the appropriate form, or collect a copy from the Psychology Admin Office.
  • Complete the relevant fields, and then return it with the appropriate supporting documentation to the Psychology Admin Office before the priority deadline dat


Further information

For problems accessing the sign-up system on Wattle, please contact :

For problems related to the scheduling of labs, contact your course convener or teaching assistant (TA).

For all other enquiries, contact the Research School of Psychology office.


Frequently asked questions

Can I email my lab selections in?

No - standard lab selection must be made through Wattle.

Can I email my completed priority form in?

No - applications must be submitted online

Can I email my completed special lab selection form in?

No - completed forms must be physically handed in to the Psychology Admin Office.

Can I change my mind once I have selected a lab?

Yes - the procedures for changing your existing lab selections are outlined above.

What if there is only one lab time at which I can attend?

If you can genuinely only attend one lab time you should complete a priority lab enrolment form.

What if I am not enrolled in a course but still want to attend labs?

If you are not officially enrolled in a course but still want to sign up for a lab (eg you are auditing a course or are taking it as part of a special topics program) you should contact your course coordinator about labs for the course. Your coordinator may require you to complete the normal lab sign up procedure to select a lab. Note that permission to attend labs is not automatic for students who are not officially enrolled in a course.

What if I am not formally enrolled in a course but am planning to enrol?

If you are still waiting to be formally enrolled in a course but need to sign up for a lab (eg you are awaiting a course permission code) you should use the special lab selection form to select labs. If you use this option, try to list as many labs as you are able to attend as you will not be guaranteed your first preference

Can I simultaneously nominate a range of lab preferences for the same course using the on-line sign-up system?

No - the Wattle on-line sign-up system is not preference based but works in 'real time' - you will immediately be placed in the lab that you select when you use the system.