Extensions on assignments

If something prevents you from meeting the deadline for an assignment, then you should refer to your subject outline for the details of the extension process.

If you need an extension because of illness or misadventure beyond the end of session, see Long-term extensions (Grade Pending).

How to apply

Before you apply, follow these steps to make sure you're eligible and if so, that your application is complete.

Step 1

Check your subject outline

You should apply for Special Consideration as soon as possible after the circumstances have occurred.

See Time Limits for Special Consideration submission.

Step 2

Make sure you're eligible

You’re eligible for one automatic extension per subject, per session, for subjects studied in Session 1 (30), Session 2 (60) and Session 3 (90). Automatic extensions are not available for micro-sessions and year-long subjects.

For any other extension requests, you’ll need to make sure you include the right documentary evidence to support your application.

If you're applying because of illness, your medical practitioner will need complete a Charles Sturt University Student Medical Certificate form [PDF] and you must submit this with your request.

Step 3


Submit a Request for Special Consideration form.

To apply for an automatic 7-day extension, select An automatic 7-day extension for an assessment item.

To apply for a longer extension, or another extension for the same subject, select An extension to complete an assignment, assessment or placement.

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