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Subject: Request for Deadline Extension for Project

Dear Professor [Professor’s Last Name],

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to request a deadline extension for my project, which is currently due on [Original Deadline Date]. I want to be transparent and honest about my situation.

I understand that deadlines are set for a reason, and I am aware that I should have managed my time better to meet the original deadline. Unfortunately, I underestimated the complexity of the project and encountered some unexpected challenges along the way. This has led me to a point where I believe that an extension would allow me to submit a higher-quality project that truly reflects my best work.

I genuinely value your course and the opportunity to learn from it, and I take full responsibility for not meeting the initial deadline. I understand if you are unable to grant an extension, but I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide me with a bit more time to ensure that I submit a project that meets the standards of the course.

If it’s possible, I kindly request an extension of [Proposed New Deadline Date]. I am committed to using this additional time wisely and ensuring that the project is completed to the best of my abilities.

Thank you for considering my request, and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I appreciate your understanding and guidance throughout the course.


[Your Name]
[Your Student ID]
[Your Course Name and Section]