The deadline modification accommodation is intended to assist students with infrequent exacerbations of disability symptoms that might impact their ability to complete lengthy assignments or projects. The accommodation applies only to disability-related situations where obtaining a doctor’s note may not make sense, such as when a student with Crohn’s disease has a flare. The deadline modification accommodation can provide a one to three day extension when students alert their professors prior to the due date that they need additional time to complete their work. This accommodation applies to lengthy assignments, such as papers over four pages or comprehensive projects. It does not apply to discussion posts, short written or homework assignments, or group work.
There may be instances where this accommodation interferes with the instructor’s ability to assess course learning outcomes. If your instructor contacts SAS with this concern, SAS will review the course learning outcomes and contact you via email if the accommodation is not appropriate for the course or can only be applied in limited circumstances. In those cases, students are expected to adhere to the deadlines published in the syllabus.
Students with this accommodation are still expected to complete the same coursework as other students. Students with this accommodation should thoroughly review the deadline modification policy and discuss the accommodation with their instructors at the start of each term.