depends on the university's policy and whether you're talking about essays that count or general coursework essays. When I did my degree, I had to do a special exam because I missed an essay (I faxed it and it didn't get there).
For coursework essays they'll usually give you an extrension if you ask - better to do that.
You have to get an extension or you fail it and have to do the resit (which may be another essay or exam) in August. If you resit you get the lowest mark possible to pass so it can affect your grade. If you fail the resit you will have to apply to redo the year.
haven't asked because none has been available to talk too. Do you think its too late if I ask so close to deadline? This is my 1st semester back from having baby so technically my year ends at end of autumn semester hoping that will help.
On my degree, if something's handed in late, you automatically fail, then have to redo it, but can only get 40% (minimum pass). So you don't have to take all the module again, but it means that it really brings your average mark down.
very strict about this at the uni i attend - automatic fail - then resubmit maximum mark u recieve is 40% even if its worth an a15.
ask for extension as soon as poss it will be worth it otherwise it will affect the overall degree u get ie. first, 2.1, 2.2, third hth
So relieved I was late submitting my essays and totally shut down in the exam even though I knew the answers.
I was so worried.. have just checked provisional results and I'm allowed to resit and hand in all course work by August. I've got an average of 65-70% on my essays so hoping so overall mark will come down but I still have 3 semesters to make up mark.
i think it depends on the course that you are doing. i know that if its nursing or midwifery, if you fail a module, you get one chance to resit and then if you fail again thats it you are of the course so i would talk to your tutor and arraange an extension, they are normally quite understanding in my experience.