Course Extensions

Students are governed by the policies and procedures in effect on their course start date.

Students making satisfactory progress may apply for one eight-week extension per course. Mentors must certify that 50 percent of the course work has been completed, and the student must pay the extension fee. Other than the mentor’s certification, no other documentation is required. The Office of the Registrar will process the request and notify the student of their new course ending date. With the exception of extensions related to military deployments, all students must pay for the extension. This requirement applies even in cases of medical illness or financial hardship. In cases involving military deployments, documentation presented must show deployment dates relevant to the specific course. In limited circumstances, such as severe illness or medical treatment, students may apply for a second extension of eight weeks. In these cases students must submit appropriate supporting documentation relevant to the issue preventing course completion during the first extension and pay another extension fee. The Office of the Registrar will determine if the second extension is warranted and notify the student of their decision. If approved, the registrar will notify the student of their new course ending date.

For both first and second extensions, the eight weeks will be added to the current end date of the course in question.

Students cannot have more than 16 additional weeks added to the original start date of the course term. Students may not request more than two extensions for a single course. Students may not apply for (or be granted) an extension after the last day of the course. Students will be permitted to withdraw after an official course, extension has been processed as long as the extension hasn’t ended.

A percentage of your final grade in an online course is based on your participation in online discussions and, perhaps, in group activities involving other members of the class. These asynchronous “conversations” and collaborative assignments will not continue after the scheduled end of the original term.

If you are on extension you must call the Office of Test Administration at (609) 984-1181 two weeks prior to your desired test date or at least two weeks prior to your extension end date to ensure that examinations are sent to your proctor when you are ready to take them. If you take your examination or complete assignments after the end of the term without having an approved extension, you will be billed for the extension fee and the late fee.