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# Apply for an Extension or Deferral

An extension is permission to hand in a piece of assessed work after the published hand-in date without incurring a penalty.

A deferral is permission to delay an attempt at a particular assessment until after the relevant assessment board has met, or for an unseen written exam, at the next scheduled examination period.

You must apply for an extension or deferral by completing the online form (opens new window).

For full guidance on the processes of extensions and deferrals, please go to the related Registry site (opens new window).

# Supporting evidence is required

Please note that supporting evidence is required for all applications. If you are having difficulty obtaining evidence (such as a doctor’s note), please ensure you detail the steps you have taken to obtain evidence in Part C of the application form.

Failure to provide evidence could mean that your application is rejected.

# Apply in good time

Applications must be received before the submission deadline.

In all cases, please work towards submitting your assignment on time until you have received confirmation that your application has been approved.


Please consider carefully how you choose to manage your assessments. Deferring might reduce the number of attempts you will be able to fit into this academic year, which could then mean that you do not pass enough modules to progress to the next stage of your course or to graduate with your cohort.

Last updated: 13/02/2022, 12:03:27