The start and end dates of any given Term are fixed, and you must submit a passing version of all assigned projects by the end date. However, projects may be submitted at any time during a Term, and individual project deadlines are recommendations, not requirements. We call these project deadlines "soft". The only hard deadline is the Term end date. After that date, the student will lose classroom access and no longer be allowed to submit projects. Even if you are working on the final project, if you do not pass before the Term end date, you will not be allowed to enter your classroom and re-submit the project because you will be locked out.
Within a Term, there is some opportunity to work at your own pace. But you should plan to follow our recommended timeline, as this will best enable you to keep pace with your peers and complete the program on time.