An extension of time for submission of assessment in coursework courses is granted at the discretion of the course convenor. An extension will be granted only in the event of unforeseen circumstances having prevented timely submission of work. Applications for extensions should be lodged as early as possible, and must be lodged before the due date of the work for which the extension is requested. Only in exceptional circumstances will applications be considered after the due date. Requests for extensions of time to submit coursework should be supported by medical or other documentation validating the grounds for the extension.
An extension of the deadline for thesis submission is granted only under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Education). Students seeking an extension must fill out the ‘Application for Extension of Time to Submit Honours Thesis’ form and submit it to the CAP Student Centre. The form needs to be signed by both your supervisor and the Honours Convenor. It should be accompanied by a letter from you, setting out in detail your case for an extension.
Acceptable grounds for an extension of the deadline for thesis submission may include that you have:
Non-acceptable grounds for an extension of the deadline for thesis submission may include:
Applications for extensions should be lodged as early as possible, and must be lodged before the due date of the thesis. Only in exceptional circumstances will applications be considered after the due date.
In all cases, supporting documentation must be lodged along with the application.
If you consider that you have a case for an extension of time in which to submit a thesis on grounds that are not among those listed above, you should consult with the Associate Dean (Education).
Standard penalties apply for late submission of work as part of the coursework component of your Honours degree. See the Class Summary for information specific to your course.
Note that this does not apply to the thesis – if you don not submit the thesis on time, without acceptable grounds, it will be marked “zero”.