The impact of a disability may mean you need additional time to complete assignments.
If your accessibility advisor has authorized you for accommodations for extensions on assignments on a case by case basis, we recommend asking your professor or instructor for an an extension and providing the Letter of Accommodation a week before the original due date. The letter will provide your professors and instructors with information needed to approve up to a one  week extension on assignments. See Considerations & Exceptions for extensions beyond one  week.
While students should aim to request an extension in advance, disability-related challenges may not always make this possible. In these circumstances, speak with your accessibility advisor to discuss next steps.
Students registered with Accessibility Services and who are approved to receive disability-related extensions
Get professor or instructor approval for the extension
All disability-related extension requests require approval from your professors and instructors and the request must be made before the original due date.
We recommend asking your professor or instructor for an extension and providing the Letter of Accommodation a week before the original due date.
Use this disability-related extension request email template (DOCX) for requesting extensions.
If you want your accessibility advisor to communicate with your instructor on your behalf, submit a disability-related extension request.
A professor or instructor might not approve an extension
There are situations when a professor or instructor might not approve an extension:
- When the extension request concerns a group assignment
- When the answers for the assignment were posted or taken up in lecture
- When the extension request does not allow sufficient time for marking
In these circumstances, meet with your accessibility advisor to discuss potential next steps.
Considerations & Exceptions
For extensions beyond one  week
If you need a disability-related extension beyond one  week after the assignment due date, you must complete the online Extension Request Form before the originally negotiated extension. You must then meet with your Accessibility Advisor to discuss next steps.
It is important that you continue to work on assignments to the best of your ability while an extension request is being decided.
For extensions beyond the end of the term
Contact your registrar to submit a petition for consideration of an extension. Meet with your accessibility advisor regarding what support they can provide, if you are petitioning for disability-related reasons.
If the petition is for non-disability-related reasons, you may need to provide medical or other documentation e.g. Verification of Illness Form to your registrar.