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14 August 2020

What you need to know about T2/S2 assessment extensions and Special Consideration 

We are aware of some confusion relating to assessment extensions and Special Consideration for T2/S2 and would like to clarify Deakin’s position. If circumstances beyond your control, including the impacts of COVID-19, prevent you from submitting an assignment or from attending/completing an online test, you can apply for an extension or Special Consideration.   

Assessment task extensions

Unit teams will be as accommodating as they can; their goal is to enable all students to meet assessment requirements in units. Don’t forget late submissions can affect follow-on tasks, delay feedback and increase time pressure later.

Applying for an extension

Your unit chair will consider your application in the context of the unit, applying appropriate flexibility, and communicate an outcome or seek further information via your Deakin email address. Unit chairs may ask you for evidence of progress and/or appropriate supporting documentation. It is important to note there has been a significant increase in extension requests which may cause a slight delay in the response time. We ask that you please be patient; all requests will be responded to.

Things you should consider 

Special Consideration in Trimester 2/Semester 2 2020

In T2/S2 2020, for applications submitted via the online Special Consideration system, you will be required to provide documentary evidence to support your application, as outlined on the Special Consideration website (i.e. medical certificate, IT Help ticket etc.). 

Assignment extensions T2/S2 2020

If you are unable to apply for an assignment extension before the due date, or if you require an extension of more than two weeks, please apply for Special Consideration via StudentConnect within three working days of the due date, ensuring that you attach relevant documentary evidence as outlined below.

Exams/Final assessment tasks T2/S2 2020

Documentary evidence required 

You must provide documentary evidence when you apply for Special Consideration. For Trimester 2 2020, please note the following:

To check supporting document requirements, please check the Special Consideration webpage.

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