Extended Time for Assignments

Due to the paced nature of grouped-study courses, recommendations for additional time will be negotiated on a course by course basis and will be directed toward the deadlines for individual assignments.

Upon request, Accessibility Services will communicate with the course coordinator to identify the student’s need for individualized time arrangements. Final approval of the time extension will rest with the course coordinator. Therefore, these negotiations are not guaranteed to result in an extension to student’s assignment deadlines.

Typically, arrangements for time extensions will result in the development of an assignment completion contract that will identify completion deadlines. Under these agreements extended time would only be approved for specific assignments that are completed independently of the group work done in the course. Such extensions will generally be much shorter in duration than the traditional 2-month course extension. This is to decrease the potential negative impact that extensions may have on later course registrations (next term) that may also include grouped-study courses.

Note: Accessibility Services is aware that graduate students generally have more communication with their course instructors than undergraduates. In addition, they often possess a mature ability to articulate their educational needs. Hence, unless Accessibility Services is requested to intervene more actively, the Office will identify the need for time extensions and leave it up to the graduate student and course academic to negotiate an assignment completion contract.

For further information, see Applying for Extensions.