Policy on Extensions
Students must complete all course requirements no later than the due date set by the professor or the last day of class, whichever is earlier. If students do not turn in their work by this deadline, their course work will be graded with the unfinished assignments counting as zero toward the final grade in the course. If, before the last day of class, students recognize the need for additional time, they may petition the professor, advisor and academic dean for an extension, any of whom may deny the request. Students must make these requests in writing, using the Course Extension Request form available at www.ambs.edu/forms and submitting it by the end of the business day on the last day of class for the term.
An extension normally shall not be longer than six weeks. One extension to an extension may be possible, with good cause, but would require the approval of the student’s professor, advisor and the academic dean.
The grade designation “In Process” will be recorded until the final grade is received. The final grade will take into account any unusual circumstances and the additional time allowed. Grade reductions may apply to uncompleted units of work rather than to the total semester’s work, as determined by the professor. Extensions without grade reductions may be granted if there are emergency factors or if research requirements go beyond the semester or term. Apparent disregard for time management is considered a negative factor in determining whether a grade reduction should apply.
If a student fails to make arrangements for an extension prior to the last day of class, or if the request is denied, unfinished assignments could result in the recording of an NC (No Credit) on the student’s permanent record. In such a case, the student will be required to retake the course for a passing grade to receive credit for it.