Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

Late Work Policy

An assignment or discussion is considered late if it is not posted by the stated deadline. A late assignment or discussion will receive a 5 percent deduction for each day it is late, with no credit given for work submitted after 72 hours from the original due date. Late work for online discussions will not be accepted after the close of the week when the discussion is due. No late work is accepted after Friday of Week 8.

Technological issues are not considered acceptable excuses for late work. Always backup your work and have a plan for submitting assignments even in the case of computer problems or lost Internet access.

Students who have experienced a situation such as extended hospitalization or death in their immediate family may submit a Late Work Petition. Such petitions are intended to cover one assignment or, at most, one week’s worth of assignments, and must be submitted within 3 weeks of the assignment due date that was missed. Students experiencing life circumstances that disrupt their studies for more than one week should consult with their success coach about submitting an Incomplete Grade Petition.

Students who miss a discussion thread do not receive any points available for that discussion. However, with approval of a Late Work Petition, students may be given the opportunity to write a 600- to 900-word essay corresponding to a topic assigned by the instructor. Allowance of, and performance criteria for, such an essay will be at the discretion of the instructor.