The penalty for late submission of the dissertation is extremely severe. The formula is:
where n is the integer part of the number of days late. This formula comes into play immediately after the noon deadline, when a quarter of the marks are lost.
If there should be substantial network or system failures within the University of Cambridge (including the Computer Laboratory, but not including Colleges), on the morning of the dissertation deadline day, Student Adminstration will accept manual submissions. Whether substantial failures have occurred, and what the alternate procedure is, will be declared by The Examiners for Part II by the noon on the deadline day. (As described in Section 3.4, paper submissions remain acceptable. A manual submission will most likely be the handing in of a USB flash drive along with a paper copies of the Cover, Proforma and declaration.