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Access Center Accommodated Deadline Extension Procedures

The purpose of this accommodation is to allow for consideration of providing additional time to complete an outside of class assignment/paper/project due to the severe adverse effects of the student’s disability. Assignment deadline modifications will be determined by the Access Center on a case-by-case basis which may include obtaining information from faculty about how not submitting assignments by the indicated deadline may be a fundamental alteration to the course.

Students seeking to utilize their approved accommodation of extension on assignment deadlines must follow these procedures:

  • Review course syllabus (late assignments policies).
  • If you think it may not be possible to abide by a course's assignment deadline requirements due to your disability, submit a “Deadline Extension Request Form” located on the Access Center website,

Please be aware of the following factors:

  • Following the submission of this form, your Access Center Coordinator may need to contact you to discuss your request. You will receive an email within 1-2 business days from your Accessibility Coordinator regarding your request.
  • Students must factor in the reality of their own personal situation and use time effectively to complete assignments. Taking a heavy course load, having a job outside of school or other family commitments do not justify approving a deadline request even if they have a diagnosed disability that may otherwise support this accommodation. Deadline extension requests must be directly related to your disability.
  • The university nor an individual faculty member is not required to waive essential or fundamental academic requirements of a course regardless of the nature of a student’s disability
  • The submission of the Deadline Extension Request Form does not guarantee an extension.
  • By submitting a “Deadline Extension Request Form”, you are requesting an extension for a SINGLE assignment / project / paper. If approved, this WILL NOT establish a permanent extension for any future assignment / project / paper deadlines.
  • Deadline extensions do not apply to online discussion board posts.

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