In order to appeal on grounds
of extenuating circumstances, you have to have a justified reason (which is
accepted by the Investigating Officer) for not having disclosed these details
before your department's deadline for extenuating circumstances and before the outcome
had been determined.
Students often claim that
they simply didn't know about the extenuating circumstances procedure or didn't
think it applied to them. It is your responsibility to be aware of all the
rules, regulations and procedures of the College and your department and simply
not being aware of these or thinking they do not apply are never considered
valid grounds for an appeal, which will not be upheld. All students are very
strongly urged to read their student handbooks and the College Regulations to
be familiar with the rules and regulations.
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