Extensions
Due to unforeseen circumstances, students may find themselves unable to submit an assignment by the due date. Unforeseen circumstances are defined as those that a) are beyond the student’s control; and b) make it impracticable for the student to complete the assessment requirements by the due date. The UDiv Academic Conduct policy provides for two forms of extension.

Lecturer’s Extension

At his/her discretion a lecturer may grant an extension of up to two weeks for an assignment when satisfied there are reasonable grounds and that the approved extension will not give undue advantage or disadvantage to the student. Lecturer's extensions may be for one to fourteen days. They are not permitted beyond the last day of the examination week or, for Intensives, beyond the due date for the final assessment task. An extension should normally be submitted prior to the due date for the assessment task. The Lecturer's Extension application forms can be downloaded, or obtained from the Student Common Room. Students may email the completed form to the lecturer. For seminarians, the Seminary Dean of Studies must sign the form before it is presented to the lecturer. The Lecturer must sign the extension form, hold a copy and return the original to the student. An extension form cannot be attached to your paper when you submit online through Turnitin via the Ark Learning Management System. Students who submit an assignment after the newly agreed due date will normally be penalised academically.  

Dean’s Extension

The Academic Dean or Associate Dean (Postgraduate and Research) may grant an extension of up to 28 days beyond the last day of the examination week of a semester when there are medical or serious pastoral grounds for this, and when satisfied that no undue advantage or disadvantage may occur for the student. A Dean’s extension should normally be prior to the due date of the assessment task. In the case of extension on medical grounds, students must present a medical certificate. For seminarians, the Seminary Dean of Studies must also sign the form. The Dean consults with the lecturer before granting an extension. The extension and its conditions are recorded on the Dean’s response section of the form and signed by the Dean and the student, with copies retained by both. The Dean sends a copy of the completed form to the Academic Records Office to be placed in the student’s file. 
An extension form cannot be attached to your paper when you submit online through Turnitin via the Ark Learning Management System. Students who submit an assignment after the newly agreed due date will normally be penalised academically. An extension of longer than four weeks after the due date for the assignment will not be granted unless warranted by exceptional circumstances. 

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