Mitigating circumstances for late submissions

The Proctors’ office considers requests for students, made on their behalf by their college or department, on the basis of mitigating circumstances to:

  • have the academic and financial penalty for submitting coursework after the deadline waived (late submission)
  • arrange an extension for a piece of coursework and have a new deadline set (extension)
  • be excused for not attending an examination
  • withdraw and resubmit work

Information for students is available on the student pages and in the University Student Handbook

A long extension may be referred for consideration as a dispensation if it is likely to take the submission date beyond the examiners’ term of office.

Information for staff on the process for notifying students about late submissions is available on the examination processes pages.

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Education Policy Support
University Offices
Wellington Square
Oxford
OX1 2JD
Tel: 01865 270091

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