Request for an extension of time to submit an assessment task

The University approved a new Assessment Policy in August 2021. Provisions in this policy apply to all subjects commencing on or after 1 November 2021.

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

This application should be used to request extensions of time for all assessment tasks when you experience adverse circumstances that will prevent you from submitting a task on time.  Applications must be made at least three days before the due date and the maximum extension possible is normally five days.

If you are impacted by circumstances of a more serious and acute nature and require more than five days please check to see if you’re eligible for Special Consideration.

Students with a LAP should check the wording on their LAP for any alternative provisions that might apply to their circumstances.


Submit the application form and include your relevant supporting documentation This form will be forwarded to your Subject or Instance 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) in the case of students with ongoing conditions.

NOTE: You are not automatically granted an extension of time by submitting this form. The Subject/Instance 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.