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Extensions to Deadlines
If you are not be able to submit a piece of assessed work for a SELCS course by the deadline because of illness or other valid reason, you should fill in a SELCS Extension Request form and email it to the SELCS Undergraduate Examinations Officer, Novella Mercuri, together with scans of supporting documentation. (You may also deliver paper copies to Dr Mercuri in Room G4, 33-35 Torrington Place.)
Please read the following important information carefully before requesting an extension.
- Requests must be submitted before the submission deadline.
- Requests must be submitted on the Extension Request form.
- Normally, no deadline request will be considered without documentation (e.g. a doctor's note).
- Course tutors are not permitted to grant extended deadlines or cancel penalties.
- Extensions to deadlines are never granted because of problems with stolen or malfunctioning computers. You should always keep back-up copies of your work.
- If you are granted an extension for a piece of coursework, you will be given a new deadline for that piece of work. Standard penalties will come into effect if you overshoot this new deadline.
- The Exams Tutor will try to reply to your extension request as soon as possible. However, it may not be possible to reply until the submission deadline or even after it.
Things to keep in mind
- Don’t worry! If you have a genuine case, you will be granted an extension.
- Keep working! While waiting for a decision about your request for an extension, do what you can to hand in your assessment as close to the original deadline as possible.
- Extensions of longer than a week are only granted in very exceptional circumstances.
- Being granted an extension does not excuse you from attending lectures.
- If things get on top of you, contact the Exams Tutor John Dickie (email@example.com). Extensions are not the only way we can help!