If your preparation for an in-semester assessment task is affected by illness or other extraordinary circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance for an extension to the due date.

Extensions are generally granted up to a maximum of seven days. In very special circumstances a longer extension may be given. 

How to apply

  • If you are seeking an extension of seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) you must apply on or before the assessment due date.
  • Applications for an extension must be made directly to the unit convenor or teacher, by email or phone.


You’ll find out if you’ve been granted an extension via your Swinburne student email account.

Check your Swinburne email regularly or redirect it to an email you check frequently. You’ll need to respond promptly to requests for action or information supporting your application.

Your notification email will include details of the extension, and your revised deadline if one has been granted.

If you’re experiencing ongoing issues and require multiple extensions, or are unable to sit a final assessment or exam, consider applying for special consideration instead.