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19 March 2021

Do you understand Deakin’s universal submission time for assignments?

For many students undertaking multiple units, variable assignment deadlines can cause confusion and sometimes stress. In response to student and academic feedback, and in consultation with DUSA, last year Deakin introduced a universal submission time for assignments.

What is the universal submission time? 

The due date specified for any of your assignments is the last day on which your assignment must reach your faculty or be submitted on your online unit site in DeakinSync.

The deadline for all assignment submissions via a unit site Dropbox will be 8pm AEST (or AEDT) on the date your assignment is due. Late penalties will be applied for submissions that are received after 11.59 pm (AEST or AEDT) on the due date.

These parameters for the universal submission time are outlined in your unit guides for non-exam assessments in Trimester 1/Semester 1.  

Why is there a universal submission time?

The universal submission time was implemented to:

To find out more about the universal submission time, visit the Assignments webpage on the student website

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