Extensions, late submission and penalties

LLB(Hons), JD, MLP, LLM, G Cert Law and Military Law Programs

There is a University-wide policy on: extensions of assessment due dates; the late submission of work without an extension; and associated penalties. These matters are addressed in clauses 22 to 28 of the Policy: Student assessment (coursework). The procedures governing the application of this policy are set out in the Procedure: Student assessment (coursework) clauses 7 to 24.

These guidelines apply to all undergraduate and graduate coursework in the ANU College of Law (the LLB(Hons), JD, MLP, LLM, G Cert Law and Military Law Programs), excluding the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP). It outlines the steps to be followed by a student seeking an extension for an assessment task within a course. These guidelines align with the ANU Policy: Student assessment (coursework).

To ensure equity for all students, the 5% penalty per working day for late submission of work does not apply if you have been given an extension. Where an extension is granted, the revised due date is provided in writing. Regardless of which day of the week the revised due date falls on, students who submit after that date are penalised by 5% of the possible marks available for the assessment task per day or part thereof.

 

Key points to note in relation to the ANU policy and procedure on extensions are:

  • Applications for an extension must be made in writing by completing the ANU College of Law Assessment Extension form on or before the assessment due date (Procedure, clauses 10 and 11) and must be accompanied by documentation substantiating the case for an extension (Procedure, clause 12).
  • Under clause 14 of the Procedure, an extension will only be granted if there are exceptional circumstances beyond a student’s control which render the student unable to complete the assessment task by the due date.
  • All requests for extension will be considered within five working days (Procedure clause 13)
  • A new due date must not extend beyond the date for the return of the assessment item specified in the Class Summary (Procedure, clause 16).

If special consideration is required for the marking of an assessment item, an extension form should not be submitted. Applications for Special Consideration are submitted here.

Students who are suffering long-term illness or difficulties should contact Access & Inclusion.

To ensure equity and transparency in the granting of extensions across the College, the Dean of the ANU College of Law has made a determination that extensions will be governed by the College Student Administration Services in liaison with Program Sub Deans.

How to apply

Applications for an extension must be submitted using the ANU College of Law Assessment Extension form https://law.anu.edu.au/assessment-extension-request. One form may be used for multiple courses, and assessments.

Applications should be accompanied by relevant supporting documentation, including any EAP arrangements.

Supporting Documentation

Supporting documentation from any relevant independent person (or authority) must be scanned and included with the application, for example:

  • documents/certificates from health professionals (a medical certificate is only valid if it attests to your illness at the time claimed)
  • a police report
  • a death notice from a Newspaper

Requests for extensions will not be considered if the application does not include copies of all relevant supporting documentation.

Certified copies of documents provided during the initial application process are not required. However, the University reserves the right to require applicants to provide original documentation subsequently. Any document submitted may be audited and is subject to verification from the issuing body.

Documentation must be in English. Where the original documentation is not in English, an official translation must be provided. Students should attach copies of the original documentation and the English translation of these documents.

 

GDLP Program

There is a University-wide policy on: extensions of assessment due dates; the late submission of work without an extension; and associated penalties. These matters are addressed in clauses 22 to 28 of the Policy: Student assessment (coursework). The procedures governing the application of this policy are set out in the Procedure: Student assessment (coursework) clauses 7 to 24.

Key points to note in relation to the policy and procedure on extensions are:

  • Applications for an extension must be made in writing to the Course Convenor on or before the assessment due date (Procedure, clauses 10 and 11) and must be accompanied by documentation substantiating the case for an extension (Procedure, clause 12).
  • Under clause 14 of the Procedure, an extension will only be granted if there are exceptional circumstances beyond a student’s control which render the student unable to complete the assessment task by the due date.
  • A new due date must not extend beyond the date for the return of the assessment item specified in the Course Study Guide (Procedure, clause 15).

 

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team