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I've failed to submit an assignment due to mental health reasons - which is weighed at 50%. I did not ask for an extension since I was really overwhelmed and figured it would be too late cos I had read that it would take a few days to get approval. To pass I need 120 credits, what are the chances of me getting a deferral? Or what are the possible steps that would take place after this?
If you could get a note from a doctor or even one of your lecturers, stating that your mental health was bad and stopped you from achieving your best, you may be able to get a deferral or extension... but I do believe no matter what, you can get a resit if you're not happy with your mark or failed; your lecturers may just try and stop you depending on what type of student you are. If you're usually a spot-on or A* student in their eyes, they may just see this as a little wobble but not one to be concerned about.
But I would suggest looking at getting an deferral or resit since this was 50%. Get in touch with your lecturer on how to get this sorted as they will know best and guide you to where you need to be.
I hope this helps!