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

An assignment is a task that is undertaken out of class, and builds on work delivered in class. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • case studies
  • essays
  • laboratory reports
  • literature reviews
  • planning documents, problem sets (e.g., math problems); and proposals.

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

See below for how you can apply for an assignment extension.

For information on group assessments, please see deferred assessment.

Applying for an assignment extension

An extension of time is a sub-category of deferred assessment and applies to assessment tasks that are undertaken and submitted outside of scheduled class time (e.g., an assignment). If you are applying for an extension of time, your application 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. You can make a request for an extension of time on one of two grounds, as follows:

  • 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 at any time using ‘My application status’ online enquiry.

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