Every class assignment is listed in the course schedule that is distributed during the first class session. Some assignments take considerable lead time. If you make to review the nature and quantity of the assignments for the entire term, you will be able to plan intelligently and avoid any last-minute time crunch. Staying ahead a few days with assignments will reduce your stress level and allow you submit required work on time if an emergency arises.
Note that absences from class, excused or otherwise, do not excuse the student from submitting the required course work on time. Extensions can be requested before a deadline, not after it has passed.
Late assignments will be docked one letter grade for each day they are overdue.