All assessment items are expected to be submitted by the specified due date to avoid academic penalty or automatic failure.
Please note that the following information is for UTS students enrolled in subjects taught by the Faculty of Law; if you are enrolled in a UTS Law short course which involves assessment, please refer to the following webpage.
Short term extensions
A Subject Coordinator may consider limited assessment extensions (no more than 1 week) for UTS Law students who are experiencing illness or unexpected circumstances beyond their control.
WHERE DO I LODGE MY REQUEST?
Students need to complete this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy submissions will NOT be accepted.
WHEN DO I LODGE MY REQUEST?
For assignments due on weekdays: Applications should be submitted by no later than 6pm during teaching weeks or 5pm during non-teaching weeks and Summer session, TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR to the due date of the assessment.
For assignments due on weekends: Applications should be submitted by no later than 6pm during teaching weeks or 5pm during non-teaching weeks and Summer session, THE THURSDAY PRIOR to the due date of the assessment.
Applications submitted after these time frames may not be assessed.
Students who lodge applications after the due dates and times above, accept the risk that their application may not be assessed and late penalties will be applied.
Applications are to be made using the Request for Extension form. Requests must be accompanied by the appropriate supporting evidence; for example a Medical Certificate, a Professional Authority Certificate (found on page 2 of the Request for Extension form) or a Statutory Declaration.
Long term extensions
If your studies are affected by serious illness or extenuating hardship, and require long-term extensions, you need to submit an application for special consideration.
UTS Student Admin has further information on special consideration, including how to apply.
Academic Liaison Officer
The Academic Liaison Officer (ALO) is the contact for students with special needs, Indigenous students, InpUTS educational access scheme students or students who are experiencing difficulties with their studies because of primary carer's commitments, illness or misadventure, which will affect them for the duration of a semester.
The ALO can assist with applications for 'assessment adjustment arrangements' if you are an Indgenous or InpUTS educational access scheme student, or if you are experiencing disability or ongoing illness.
These students need to consult with the UTS Accessibility Service to discuss suitable learning and assessment arrangements prior to seeing the ALO.
Difficulties with their studies due to family commitments, such as primary carers of small children or family members with a disability or ongoing illness, including students with maternity needs and students who have an illness or experience misadventure for the duration of a semester.
Requests to the ALO must be made at the start of each semester, and no later than week 9.
UTS Student Admin has:
- More information on assessment arrangements (special conditions) .
- Links to relevant assessment arrangements forms.
The ALO does not undertake the following:
- Process applications due to temporary illness or misadventure, or pass on general requests for extensions. Students in these circumstances must lodge an application for special consideration by the specified closing date(s). UTS Student Admin has more information on special consideration.
- Assess or process applications for special conditions in tests or examinations for students of non-English speaking backgrounds. UTS:HELPS Centre has more information on special conditions in exams for students of non-English speaking backgrounds.
UTS Law ALO
The ALO for UTS Law students is Geoff Holland.