Extension Request Form

* Indicates a mandatory field which must be completed


Please select your Lifelong Learning Campus *:

Carlow Campus Wexford Campus Wicklow Campus Off Campus


Continuous Assessment

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Rules for Extension Requests


Only in exceptional circumstances will extensions be granted.

Undergraduate extensions cannot be granted by your lecturer. Such extensions can only be granted by the Faculty of Lifelong Learning Management Team once the completed extension form is returned online.

Extensions must be sought in advance of the submission date. The management team reserve the right to request supporting documentation. Extensions will not be granted retrospectively.

The circumstances under which a request for an extension will be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Serious personal/family/business reasons
  • Where a student is representing their country or Institute

An extension is unlikely to be considered under the following circumstances:

  • Minor illnesses such as a common cold
  • Holidays during the academic year
  • Multiple assignments due at the one time
  • Failure to plan study schedule
  • Debs/weddings/social events
  • IT and/or computer failure

Please note that loss of/damage to a USB stick is not considered a valid reason for an extension under IT Carlow policy. To avoid any unnecessary distress, please ensure that you back up your work regularly as you undertake your assignment. By registering with free online storage services such as Dropbox or Skydrive you can save your work online and access it at any computer. Alternatively use an external hard drive/or just email it to yourself.

Failure to submit a piece of assessment will result in a grade of 0.