Request for an extension of time to submit an assessment task

Procedures relating to requests for extension are outlined in the Assessment Procedure - Adjustments.

You should submit a Request for Extension when you experience adverse circumstances that will prevent you from submitting an assessment task on time.  Applications must be made at least three business days before the due date and the maximum extension possible is normally five business days.

If you are impacted by circumstances of a more serious and acute nature and cannot apply within the designated timeframe, or require more than five days, please check to see if you’re eligible for Special Consideration.

Students with a Learning Access Plan (LAP)

If you have an LAP and need an extension you should still apply using the Request for Extension form within the designated timeframes where possible. Your LAP should be attached to the Request form as your supporting evidence.

Where needed you may be given more time in which to apply, or a longer period of extension. Students with an LAP do not need to apply for Special Consideration for an extension for longer than five days when needed.


Submit the application form and attach your relevant supporting documentation. This information will be forwarded to your Subject Coordinator for review.

Please ensure you have provided documentation to demonstrate the date of the circumstance and/or the date(s) of the impact e.g. Medical Impact Statement, police report, funeral notice, Statutory Declaration or a Learning Access Plan (LAP).

NOTE: You are not automatically granted an extension of time by submitting this form. The Subject Coordinator will respond to your request via email to your La Trobe student email account with approval or rejection of your request clearly indicated.


If an extension is granted, you must include the Coordinator's email response with your completed assessment task.

Penalties for late submission apply from the original submission date if your request for an extension is rejected, and from the new submission date (detailed on the Coordinator's email response) if your request is accepted. You may wish to refer to the Assessment Procedure - Adjustments for more information.