Open Polytechnic is making changes to the way we grant assessment extensions with a view to improving the process for students.
One week extensions
From 1 November 2018 you will be able to apply for a one week extension and have it automatically approved, as long as you apply before the assessment due date and you are not requesting a date that goes beyond the end of the enrolment period for your course.
How do I apply?
Please log into My Open Polytechnic, click on the ‘assessment extension’ tab, and then fill out the form for a one week extension.
Once you have successfully completed the form you will receive email confirmation of the assessment extension within 24 hours of your application.
What if I need longer than one week?
If you believe you need an extension of more than one week, or want to apply for a second extension after the first extension has been granted, please log in to My Open Polytechnic and go to the ‘assessment extension’ tab and follow the process to apply for special consideration.
Once the Registrar has received this information from you they will make a decision on whether the extension will be granted and reply to you in writing.
Why the change?
We are making this change so that you can be assured you will receive a prompt response when you apply for a one week extension.
In the case of extensions of longer than one week, sometimes it can be hard to get back on track with your studies once you are a few weeks behind in submitting your assignments. By applying for special consideration we are putting your best interests first, and creating the opportunity for Open Polytechnic to work with you in regards to your individual circumstances and come up with the best course of action to get you back on track.