If you can't submit an assessment on time due to circumstances outside your control, you may be eligible for an extension to the due date.

What is an extension?

If you're prevented from submitting an assessment on time by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance (at least one working day before the assessment deadline) for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

You can apply for an extension for assessments with a deadline, such as assignments, essays and projects, but not for timed assessments such as tests, exams, quizzes or lab/practical assessments. If you're seeking assessment flexibility for a timed assessment, you must apply for special consideration.

If you require an extension of greater than seven days, you must apply for special consideration. However, if you have an equitable assessment arrangement which provides for negotiation of submission dates with relevant academic/teaching staff, extensions of more than seven days may be considered.

How to apply

Download and complete an Application for Extension of Time for Submission of Assessable Work Form (PDF, 149KB) and submit it to the RMIT School that runs the course.

You must apply at least one working day before the assessment deadline. If you are seeking an extension on or after an assessment due date, you must apply for special consideration.

How you submit your application form can vary according to individual School procedures. It is your responsibility to check whether the form should be lodged with the School Administrative Officer, Course Coordinator (higher education), Program Manager (vocational education) or the teaching staff member who will mark the assessment.

Where your documentary evidence is in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation by a NAATI accredited translator.

More information

For more adjustment to assessment options, go to Special consideration and extensions.

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