5 Late Policy

As a general rule, we do not accept late handins, for several reasons:
  • Some lectures are designed to exploit the fact that you’ve just finished an assignment and may show you the solution right afterwards. Once we’ve shown the solution, there may not be much left for you to do.

  • Because assignments are back-to-back, a late handin will cause work to overlap with subsequent assignments, making it difficult to catch up.

  • Dealing with late homeworks fragments the time of the course staff, which affects our other responsibilities; or, we have to put off all grading until the late assignments come in, which is unfair to the students who turned in on time.

The deadline is set so that you can finish work in the evening, turn in your material, and still get a good night’s sleep so you are awake and alert for class.

Our times are always in CITMT, i.e., CIT Meridian Time.

Nevertheless, we recognize that sometimes, you may have issues that preclude submitting on time. In general, if you have an extenuating circumstance for which you can get a Dean’s note, that is grounds for an extension on assignments. (When this happens, even if you have trouble getting in touch with a Dean, don’t wait — get in touch with us right away.)

Sometimes, however, you may not have a documentable problem, but needBut see exception below. an extension anyway. Our policy is that you may claim one late assignment this semester, which is an extension of 24 hours. As long as, before the moment the assignment is due, you
  • notify us you want to use your “late pass” on that homework, and

  • turn in the solution within 24 hours of the original due date

you will not be penalized on that assignment. To notify us, email the HTA address indicating which homework you are applying the pass to.

However, you cannot apply this policy to:
  • The first two assignments of the semester.

  • The last assignment of the semester.

  • Any assignments you have to do in a group.