So What? You can come up with some excuse and have the deadline extended for a time.
Computer Science at La Trobe University have a 100% no extention policy.... period.
If you have a car accident, someone dies or you get your arm blown, no extention will be granted! You hand in what you have done on the due date and then apply for special consideration and hope the panel reviewing it give a stuff.
Death's in the family have to be immediate or someone whom you live with, each will need photocopied evidence that its true and it cant be more than a week ago.
I'llness (or arms blowing off) requires a doctors certificate. But either way, you hand in what you have done..... and apply for special consideration, also you have to apply for consideration no more than 24 hours after the due date or it is not considered.
In Com Sci at La Trobe University any special consideration is gone through the faculty through a panel of people, heavily scritinised.... the lecturer has no say on it.
Their is no such thing as making up an excuse.
Each day we hand it in late we loose 10%. After 4 days late it is not excepted, even with special consideration........ department policy, no loop holes...