Extension Application Procedure

An assessment item due date may be extended for a student in the case of extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances are defined as circumstances that were unpredictable and unavoidable. Examples of extenuating circumstances are:

  • an unexpected illness or exacerbation of an existing illness
  • the illness/death of a family member
  • trauma
  • misadventure
  • being a victim of crime.

If you require special consideration for the marking of an assessment item, do not submit an extension form. Applications for Special Consideration are submitted here.

Students who are unable to sit an examination owing to extenuating circumstances should see deferred examinations.

Students who are suffering long-term illness or difficulties should contact Access & Inclusion.

How to apply

Applications are completed using the RSM Extension Application Form.

The completed application form needs to be sent before the assessment deadline to the RSM office at enquiries.rsm@anu.edu.au

Applications should be accompanied by independent supporting documentation.

Supporting Documentation

Supporting documentation from any relevant independent person (or authority) must be scanned and included with the application, for example:

  • documents/certificates from health professionals (a medical certificate is only valid if it attests to your illness at the time claimed)
  • letters of support from an ANU Disability Adviser
  • letters of support from an ANU staff member
  • a police report
  • a death certificate.

Requests for extensions will not be considered if the application does not include copies of all relevant supporting documentation. Documentation lodged elsewhere on campus for other purposes will not be considered as part of an application for an extension.

We do not require certified copies of documents to be provided during the initial application process. However, the University reserves the right to require applicants to provide original documentation subsequently. Any document submitted may be audited and is subject to verification from the issuing body.

Documentation must be in English.  Where the original documentation is not in English, an official translation must be provided.  Students should attach copies of the original documentation and the English translation of these documents.

The granting of a request for an extension is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the Research School of Management Deputy Director (Education)

Updated:   29 October 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director, Research School of Management / Page Contact:  College Web Team