1. Overview

Don't leave assignment writing until the last minute. We encourage you to plan your workload so you can meet assessment deadlines.

We realise, however, that on occasion there may be exceptional circumstances beyond your control that prevent you from submitting an assessment item by the due date. 

In these circumstances, you can apply for an extension. Extensions can be requested for assessment items such as:

  • essays
  • assignments
  • case studies
  • laboratory reports
  • take-home exams
  • tutorial group assignments, and in some cases
  • oral assessment.

You can't request extensions for:

  • in-class tests
  • mid-semester examinations
  • end-of-semester examinations
  • deferred or supplementary examinations.

If you have been ill or unable to attend class for more than 14 days, we advise you to carefully consider whether you are capable of successfully completing your courses this semester. You might be eligible to withdraw without academic penalty.