Application for Extension Guidelines

Timing of Applications

Applications for extension must be submitted prior to the assessment due date. Students requesting an extension after the due date of the assessment must apply for Special Consideration through the Student Information System https://sis.unimelb.edu.au/.

Guidelines for Eligibility

Students may be granted an extension of up to 10 working days if the student’s capacity to complete work by the due date has been affected by significant factors beyond their control and which can be verified by supporting evidence. These circumstances might include, but are not limited to:

  • illness or a medical condition,
  • injury or physical or psychological trauma
  • impairment or incapacity arising from an event, the death or diagnosis of a serious illness of a close family member or friend
  • illness of a child, parent/guardian, or spouse, for whom the student is the primary caregiver
  • an unforeseen event that substantially impacts on the preparation of an assignment, such as family breakdown or substantial change to economic circumstances.
  • legal commitments, where a student is called for jury duty or is subpoenaed to attend a court, tribunal or hearing, supported by documentary evidence.
  • obligatory involvement in a religious ceremony or cultural event of a unique nature, supported by documentation from a relevant official or leader

Extensions will not be provided in the following circumstances:

  • computer failure
  • assessment tasks in other subjects due, employment responsibilities and routine financial support needs
  • stress or 'normal' anxiety
  • study difficulties
  • difficulties adjusting to university life
  • language difficulties
  • minor inconvenience
  • regular, normal life events, such as family life, work, sporting activities, social and other commitments,
  • minor interruptions and disruption to routine that might result from minor illness, mishap or other minor adversity.
  • the nature of the assessment precludes the granting of additional time (e.g. a problem set for which the answers have been released)
  • the subject is taught intensively and the assessment is tightly integrated into teaching
  • the program relies on integrated assessment across more than one subject.

Students experiencing ongoing circumstances should contact the Student Equity and Disability Support team located at Stop 1 to register for adjustments. Further information can be found here:

http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/current-students/register-for-ongoing-support

Students requiring extensions longer than 10 working days must apply for Special Consideration through the Student Information System https://sis.unimelb.edu.au/.

A separate application form is required for each subject which requires an extension.

Supporting Documentation

Students are required to provide supporting documentation, such as a medical certificate or police report, and explain the impact of the circumstances on their ability to complete the assessment task.

Submission of an application for extension does not mean automatic approval.

Submission of assignment after receiving an extension

Students granted an extension must attach the advice of the extension to their assignment when submitting via LMS or to the subject coordinator/tutor/studio leader.

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