Discover what to do if you're unable to submit an assignment on time

An assignment is a task that is undertaken outside of scheduled class time, and builds on work delivered in class. Assignments are required to be submitted by a specific date. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • case studies
  • essays
  • laboratory reports
  • literature reviews
  • research-based assignments
  • planning documents
  • problem sets (e.g., math problems)
  • proposals.

If you are unable to submit an assignment by the due date, you may be eligible for an extension of time.

COVID-19 update

To take some pressure off you during the coronavirus pandemic, Griffith has made some adjustments to assessment task extensions. The maximum extension of time for an assessment task (that is not an exam) will be increased as follows:

  • Medical grounds with a medical certificate – a maximum period of 21 calendar days instead of 14 calendar days may be applied by the Course Convenor
  • Medical grounds with no medical certificate – a maximum period of 5 calendar days extension may be applied by the Course Convenor
  • Bereavement – a maximum period of 21 calendar days instead of 14 calendar days may be applied by the Course Convenor
  • Other personal, professional or exceptional circumstances – a maximum period of 5 calendar days instead of 2 calendar days extension may be applied by the Course Convenor with appropriate documentation

Applying for an assignment extension

Application for an assignment extension must be submitted through the online application form by the due date. Your application must also include appropriate documentation to support the grounds on which you are requesting your extension of time. Grounds include the following:

  • medical
  • other (e.g., family or personal circumstances, employment-related circumstances, unavoidable commitments).

You will be notified of the outcome of your request for an extension of time by email. The status and outcome of your application can be viewed using ‘My application status’.

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