Extensions to Assessment Deadlines

Extensions are only given by the appropriate Assessment Officer for the modules you are taking.

Extension requests must be made two working days before the deadline.

Extensions are only given on medical or serious personal grounds, i.e. exceptional, short-term events which are outside of a student's control and have a negative impact upon their ability to prepare for or take (sit) an assessment. Medical evidence (e.g. a note from a doctor or other healthcare professional confirming the illness or incident during the period in which it was apparent) will be sought for extension requests made on medical grounds. More information about grounds for extensions is at the bottom of the page. You should read this before you ask for an extension.

How to apply for extensions to assessment deadlines

Click on the appropriate link below to ask for extensions to your assessment deadlines. If you are asking for extensions to deadlines on more than one kind of module, you will need to click on more than one link.

Google Form: Please make sure you fill in the correct form. Filling in the incorrect form may lead to your request not being dealt with.

Please make sure you are logged into MUSE *and* your Google email account, otherwise you will get an error message saying "You need permission, try contacting the owner of the form"

Theatre modules: all levels

Literature modules: level 1

Literature modules: level 2

Literature modules: level 3

All Language and Literature, Language and Linguistics and Erasmus modules

All MA in Applied Linguistics modules

The Assessment Officers will reply to requests as soon as they can. However, during busy teaching weeks you may need to wait up to two working days before you receive a reply. During vacation periods, you may need to wait until the end of the vacation period.

Grounds for Seeking an Extension

Extensions to deadlines will only be granted where the University's criteria for extenuating circumstances have been satisfied. These criteria are listed on the University's extenuating circumstances form and on the notes to accompany it: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/forms/circs

Before requesting an extension, attention should be given to the University's list of circumstances which are not normally considered extenuating circumstances. This list is included in the notes to accompany the University's extenuating circumstances form: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/forms/circsnotes