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Penalties for late submission of coursework
In August 2010, UCL Academic Committee circulated rules concerning the late submission of assessed coursework, including dissertations. These rules, which apply equally to work submitted as a file or in hard copy, may be summarized as follows:
* If you submit a piece of coursework after the deadline but within 24 hours of the deadline, your mark will be reduced by 5 percentage points (5 marks).
* If you submit a piece of coursework during the following six days, your mark will be reduced by a further 10 percentage points (10 marks). For example, if your essay is due by 16.00 on Tuesday and you submit it at 15.30 on Thursday, your essay will incur a 5-point penalty because you failed to submit it within 24 hours of the deadline (i.e. by 16.00 on Wednesday) plus an additional 10-point penalty.
* Coursework submitted later than seven days after the deadline will be recorded as 0% but the assessment will be considered 'complete'.
* If you fail to submit a piece of assessed work, your assessment will be recorded as 'incomplete'.
* If you submit a dissertation or a project report more than seven days late, you will receive a mark of 0% but the assessment will be considered 'complete'.
* If the MA Convenor grants you an extension for a piece of coursework, he or she will set you a new deadline for that piece of work. The penalties described above will come into effect if you overshoot this revised deadline. Please note that only the MA Convenor can grant extensions.