- Check your syllabus- often, your professor will include a “late submission policy.” This policy may include a penalty for each day that the assignment is late, and a final cut-off date for which an assignment will be accepted.
- Speaking with your professor as soon as you know that you may not be able to hit the deadline. If you can explain why you are unable to complete the assignment, you may be able to negotiate an extension.
If you need to make a formal extension request:
Talk to your college registrar. They will work with you to ensure you to collect, fill out, and file all necessary documents and forms that are required for a “formal extension” request. Examples of the documentation you may need to complete, are:
- Absence declaration form on ACORN
- Death certificate or obituary notice
- Police incident report
Be aware, there are often specific timelines that these types of requests must be made within.
If you are requesting an extension because of an illness or injury, your college registrar may advise you to go to accessibility services.