Answered By: Student Support and Advice Team
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021 Views: 19

If you experience unforeseen circumstances that may prevent you submitting work at the first opportunity deadline it is possible to request an extension of up to two weeks.  The length of extension is at the discretion of the Module Leader, and you must request the extension before the assignment deadline has passed.

No extensions are permitted to a second opportunity deadline (or third opportunity deadline for those students who have had mitigating circumstances approved) and submitting late for a bare pass does not apply.

Granting of an extension will depend upon the nature of the difficulty you are experiencing, whether the difficulty could and should have been anticipated, and the extent to which the circumstances were outside of your control.  For example, health difficulties would usually provide legitimate grounds for an extension; last minute computer issues, or clashing deadlines, would not.

You can find more information about Extensions in the ‘Extensions and Mitigating Circumstances Leaflet’ 

To speak to somebody about Extensions and Mitigating Circumstances, please contact the Student Support and Advice Team at studentsupportofficers@northampton.ac.uk or call us on 01604 892600.

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