I know that I have to complete both the assignment and the essay within 6 months, and that I have to submit the assignment before taking the essay. Would it be feasible to submit the assignment and take the essay at the date of expiration? I found no evidence that the assignment has to be submitted a certain amount of time before taking the essay.
Why would you wait until ultimate day to take the essay exam That could be tricky business (I already had one of my planned exams cancelled by the examination center).
There definitely isn't any rule about a given amount between submitting assignment and taking the essay exam. In fact I submitted my assignment just 30 minutes before taking the exam. I think it's best to take the essay exam as soon as possible after submitting the assignment, so all details of design and implementation are still fresh in the brain (or at least should be )
You're right. I do not want to submit/take both at the ultimate day, this was more a theoretical question. I meant to have read that I have to wait for the assignment to be evaluated before taking the essay exam. But I found no evidence for this and just wanted to be absolutely sure. Thanks for your note with the cancelled exam, I will keep that in mind!
The assignment and the essay exam is graded as one, so the assignment isn't graded until you take the essay exam. So whatever you do, don't wait until assignment is graded to take the essay exam, because you can wait for a very, very, very long time