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26 November 2020

All you need to know about assignment extensions and Special Consideration

Are you struggling to complete one of your unit assignments by the deadline?

We want you to succeed at your studies and meet all assessment requirements, so if circumstances beyond your control prevent you from attending a test, placement, practicum or similar, or from submitting an assignment by the due date, you should speak to your Unit Chair as soon as you become aware of the problem.

Note that work submitted late without an approved extension will be subject to a marking penalty, or may not be marked at all.

What you need to know before you apply for an extension

How to apply

You need to follow the process outlined in your unit site. If there’s no specific instructions in your unit site, visit the Assignments page for faculty information.

Supporting you to succeed

Whether you need assistance with a unit, there’s a particular academic skill you’d like to improve, or you have a health and wellbeing issue that’s affecting your ability to study, Deakin has a range of professional services available. These may help you to meet your assignment deadlines and feel in control of your studies – and you can still access them as you study online.

Study support

Make sure you check out the Study Support site for many helpful resources to help you study and complete assessments. Popular resources include the Deakin guide to referencing, plus our wide range of Academic skills guides, which contain tips on time management, study plans and assignment advice.

If you need more personalised support:

Health and wellbeing services

To succeed at your studies, it’s crucial that you put your health and wellbeing needs first, heed warning signs that you’re starting to struggle and ask for help if you need it. You can:

In an emergency, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 for 24-hour confidential support or call Triple Zero (000).

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