Extensions and Special Circumstances Service
The extensions and special circumstances (ESC) service helps students who need additional support with assessments. Support is available to students who have an existing schedule of adjustments, or those facing unforeseen, challenging circumstances. Help can range from additional time to complete coursework to special consideration regarding late penalties or marks.
We have a turnaround of:
- 2 working days for extensions
- 5 working days for special circumstances applications.
Delay of Start of In Person Studies
If you apply for a delayed start to your in-person studies, your School will assess whether it is possible for you to stay on track with your studies and remain engaged. You choose to do this at your own risk.
A late start to in-person studies won’t be acceptable grounds for an extension or special circumstances request, whether you have permission from your school or not.
If you have experienced other extenuating circumstances your request would only be considered on those grounds.
What support do you need with your assessment?
|Extensions||Special Circumstances||Extra time learning adjustments|
|If something unexpected has happened that is preventing you from meeting an assessment deadline, you can apply for an extension.||If your studies have been affected by an unforeseen situation, you may be eligible for special circumstances.||Students registered with the Disability Learning Support Service with a Schedule of Adjustments can apply the extra time to their assessments.|
Extensions are available for:
+ most coursework
Extensions are not available for:
- coursework where the deadline has passed
Special circumstances are available for:
+ coursework where an extension is not available
+ coursework where you can’t meet the extension deadline
+ coursework where the deadline has passed
+ exams you cannot attend
+ exams that you have missed
+ assessments where you feel you have underperformed
Extra time learning adjustments are available for:
+ most coursework
+ a proofreader
+ an interpreter