Instructors have discretion to determine how or whether to modify due dates for particular assignments based on their assessment of the course’s core requirements.  Each request should be considered on a case-by-case basis, and instructors must work with both the student and Disabilities Resources, as applicable, to complete a Extensions on Assignments Plan form.  This involves a comprehensive examination of the essential course requirements, academic standards, and educational experiences or outcomes to determine the impace of this accommodation.  Generally, one or two excused absences, in additional to those permitted in the syllabus, will not constitute a fundamental alteration to a course.

If, based on this analysis, the instructor determines that an assignment extension may alter an essential course requirement, academic standard or educational experience or outcome, the instructor must consult with Disabilities Resources to determine what course specific adjustments may be applicable.

If a student accrues excessive extension, even pursuant to a Disabilities Resources approved accommodation, the instructor should consider submitting a referral through Student Care and Outreach so the student may explore options such as reduced course load, course withdrawal, or a Medical Leave of Absence.