1. Extensions are available for required coursework or papers only with the approval of the faculty member or instructor, or the Dean of Students in consultation with the faculty member or instructor in cases of personal or medical emergency (see Section VIII(B)). The due date is established in coordination with the student and faculty member or instructor, and the Dean of Students office when appropriate. In order to track the progress of student papers in a course or written work for which an extension has been given, the Law School uses an “Extension” (EXT) transcript notation. Students who have an approved extension will receive an EXT notation on the transcript until the work is completed and graded. EXT notations must be resolved by no later than the last day of classes of the semester (fall or spring) that follows the originally scheduled completion of the course or written work or earlier deadline as set by the faculty member or instructor. If a student fails to complete the work by that date or to receive a further extension, the Registrar’s Office generally will withdraw him or her from the course or written work and enter a WD on the transcript. However, if failure to complete credits for a course or written work will result in a student dropping below the semester or year required credit minimum, the student must complete the work or receive an F grade.
2. First and second-year J.D. students should note that course, seminar, or writing credits with EXT notations may not be used to meet any credit requirements in the following year.
3. If a student has an EXT at the end of the academic year, and as a result, has not completed the minimum number of required credits for the year (see Section I(C), Section I(D), and Section I(H)) he or she will be ineligible for the grade-based Sears and Chu Prizes, and may not be eligible for clinical student court practice certification.