How to request a coursework extension if you are unable to meet one or more coursework due dates.

Request a coursework extension

When to request an extension

You can only request an extension if the coursework due date has not passed. More information about coursework extensions.

If the due date has passed, read the guidance on extenuating circumstances.

How to request an extension

If you are a student in one of the following schools:

  • Bristol Dental School
  • Bristol Medical School (undergraduate courses excluding intercalated)
  • Bristol Veterinary School
  • School of Chemistry

contact your school to request an extension.

All other students should use the Coursework Extension Form.

Help with the Coursework Extension Form

You can talk to your personal tutor or senior tutor about your extension request, or contact your school.

Complete the form

Be clear and concise but give as much information as possible about why your ability to submit your work by the due date has been affected.

If an assessment you are requesting an extension for does not appear in the list of available extensions, contact the school that owns the unit.

Complete the form

Upload evidence

When possible, only submit your form once you have all the evidence ready. If you need to submit evidence at a later date, contact the school that owns the unit.

You can upload up to 5 documents with file types JPEG, JPG or PDF.

You cannot remove files from the submission once uploaded so make sure you select the correct documents.

To upload evidence

  1. Select Browse and Upload Evidence:
    • To upload a file from your computer:
      1. Select Browse for file
      2. Select a JPEG, JPG or PDF file
      3. Select Open
      4. File status will show as Awaiting Upload
      5. Enter a Name for the file
      6. Enter a keyword for the file from the list at the top of the page
      7. Select Upload
      8. Check the file status is Successfully Uploaded
    • To use evidence already uploaded
      1. Select My Documents
      2. Select View to download and view the evidence before you select it
      3. Select Select to add the evidence to your submission
      4. File status will show as Awaiting Upload
      5. Select Upload
      6. Check the file status is Successfully Uploaded
  2. When you have uploaded all your evidence check the file status is Successfully Uploaded for all files
  3. Select Close

Read the guidance on supporting evidence.

What happens next

7-day guaranteed extensions

  1. Guaranteed 7-calendar-day extensions will be automatically applied, providing it is the first request you have made for that assessment.
  2. You will receive an email confirming your new due date.

8 or more days and additional extensions

Longer extensions will be reviewed by the school that owns the unit. You will receive an email either:

  • approving your requested extension
  • approving a different due date to the one you requested
  • declining your request for an extension.

If you submit your extension request close to the submission time on the due date you may not receive the outcome in time. You should work to your current due date until the school has approved an extension.

If your extension request is declined

You should submit your work by the original due date or as soon as you can. Work submitted after the due date will receive a late penalty which reduces the mark for the assessment depending on how long after the due date it is handed in. Read the University regulations on penalties.

View your assessment due dates

The assessment due date on Blackboard will not change if you have been given an extension. Check your assessment due dates including extended due dates in the MyBristol portal.

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