What is an extension?
Extensions are for when circumstances beyond your control will prevent you from attending a test, placement, practicum or similar, or from submitting an assignment by the due date, you should speak to your Unit Chair as soon as you become aware of the problem.
Your Unit Chair may allow you to do the task at another time or may give you an extension of up to two weeks. Assignment extensions are normally only approved when you apply before the assessment task due date. A maximum of 14 days can be normally granted as an extension.
A Unit Chair may also advise a student to apply for special consideration where:
You are still able to apply for special consideration even if you have been granted an extension. For more information about extensions, please visit:
What is special consideration?
Special consideration is the process available to students whose performance is temporarily and adversely affected by circumstances outside of their control. You may apply for approval to undertake an assessment task at another time or to take additional time to complete the assessment task.
Am I eligible to apply for special consideration?
The University considers applications for special consideration on the following grounds:
A medical condition
For more information and grounds that will not be accepted please visit:
How do I apply for special consideration?
For further information about how to apply, visit www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/assessment-and-results/special-consideration
How can DUSA advocates help you with your special consideration application?
Please note that we do experience very busy periods, particularly at the end of each trimester where we need to assist a large number or students. It is important that you book an appointment to speak with an Advocate as early as possible. Advocates are also able to assist students via email.
Sometimes students ask questions that are not in relation to Academic Integrity, or the DUSA Advocates require further information so that they can answer the question. If you see your question here, we recommend contacting the DUSA Advocates. They can provide you with support regarding your circumstances and/or help you find the service you need.