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3.3 Extenuating Circumstances
Students may experience exceptional circumstances that temporarily make it impossible for them to participate in their studies, submit assessments or attend examinations.
Goldsmiths considers applications from students who believe that their work and assessments have been affected by these circumstances.
Before a submission or deadline: When a student knows before a submission or other deadline that an illness, the worsening of a chronic illness, or an otherwise unforeseen event is beginning, or about to begin, they should notify the College in accordance with the requirements set out in the published extenuating circumstances policy.
After a submission or deadline: Where there is a request for the recognition of extenuating circumstances after the deadline for an assessment has passed or after an examination, the student is required to notify the College in accordance with the requirements set out in the published extenuating circumstances policy.
Extenuating circumstances applications should be submitted to the College as soon as possible, but no earlier than 14 working days prior to a deadline or examination and no later than 7 working days after a deadline or examination.
Applications submitted outside of these timeframes will be rejected, unless the student can demonstrate they were prevented from disclosing the circumstances at the time.