Is mitigating circumstances a cop out?Watch
My grandma died a week ago and I’ve been super upset about it. We were extremely close. I’ve never applied for mit circs before and I’m worried that it will actually make my grade worse because lecturers will know that I’ve had longer to submit it and therefore will Mark harsher? Is this the case? I have three deadlines for the 10th Jan and I’ve requested that they’re pushed back by a week. Which I don’t think is unreasonable.
Surely you don't need them all pushed back? I'd just ask for one to allow you a bit of breathing space.
If you dont ask , you wont get. Why spend time worrying about it as that is a waste of energy. Put in an application and let them deal with it.
You can then get on with other things.
I note your wish of illness upon myself, thanks for that. Am I now meant to reply in kind and wish an illness upon you and yours? Do you have a preference as to which condition you want or shall we select it from the medical dictionary? Hope the best for you. Never change for anyone.
They won't mark harsher. They will mark against the available criteria, you will just have longer to submit. Pushing the deadlines back by a week in the case of bereavement of a close family member is a typical request, generally not questioned and is acceptable.