School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Late submissions

The University has adopted a policy on minimum penalties for late items of assessment. 

As per UWA's Policy on Assessment:

A penalty of 10 per cent of the possible mark allocated for the assessment item is deducted per day for the first 7 days (including weekends and public holidays), after which the assigned work is not accepted. Each 24-hour block is recorded from the time the assignment is due. For example, a student, who has submitted a piece of work for an assessment item late by three days and was scored a mark of 45 out of a possible mark of 50, receives after penalty a mark of 30 out of 50 (a mark of 5 is deducted per day as a penalty for each student from the mark obtained). Where there are a number of tasks within an assessment item, the late penalty may be applied holistically to the assessment item after all tasks have been completed.

Where assignments are graded Pass/Fail, failure to submit the assignment in time may result in the student not being permitted to take the final exam at the end of the semester or a teaching period and being unable to progress to the next level of the course or to graduate in the case where it is the final unit of the course; and

Assessments submitted later than 7 days after the deadline receive a mark of zero, unless an application for mitigation is approved in accordance with the University Policy on Assessment: Special Consideration (UP11/23).



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