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Final Exam Rescheduling

A comprehensive guide- FINAL EXAM RESCHEDULING  

Absences During Final Exams 

The University Approved Absence Office and Dean of Students office DO NOT issue University Approved Absences for final exams. DO NOT SUBMIT AN ONLINE REQUEST FOR UNIVERSITY APPROVED ABSENCES FOR FINAL EXAMS. 

If you will miss a final exam due to a medical or mental health concern, family or personal emergency, religious observance, or exam schedule conflict, please follow the instructions below and communicate directly with your instructor to schedule a make-up. 

To change an exam date due to a medical or mental health concern:  

Visit a CHS or CAPS provider to be considered for the “Excused Examination List” OR visit a non-CHS or CAPS provider and fax documentation of your visit to CHS Health Information (919-966-0616). Follow next steps given by CHS or CAPS. ***For more detailed information, see https://caps.unc.edu/services/academic-interventions/final-exam-excuse-request.  

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM–5PM  
  • Phone: (919) 966-3658  
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM  
  • Phone: (919) 966-2281  

To change an exam date due to personal or family emergency:  

Visit Academic Advising during drop-in hours as soon as possible.  

  • Phone: (919) 966-5116  
  • Drop-in hours are available for quick meetings and are intended for brief guidance on matters such as withdrawing, dropping/adding, course approval forms, and other topics that can be handled in five-to-ten minute sessions. See Drop In Hours Schedule   
  • Chat: Advisors are available on chat service Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm, except for University holidays.  You should use this service for general questions about policies and procedures only.    

To change an exam date due to 3 or more exams within 24 hours, or two exams at the same time:  

Request an exam excuse online here: https://eef.oasis.unc.edu/  

  • Phone: (919) 966-5116  
  • Drop-in hours are available for quick meetings and are intended for brief guidance on matters such as withdrawing, dropping/adding, course approval forms, and other topics that can be handled in five-to-ten minute sessions. See Drop In Hours Schedule   
  • Chat: Advisors are available on chat service Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm, except for University holidays.  You should use this service for general questions about policies and procedures only.    

To change an exam date due to religious observance:  

Contact and meet with an Academic Dean in Academic Advising as soon as possible 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are many of the questions we receive from students and parents. If you do not find the answer you need, please feel free to contact us at: 

Veteran Resources 

  • Visit the Carolina Veterans Resource Center website (CVRC)
    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday,  10:00am to 3:00pm (excluding school closings and holidays)
    • Address: 211 Branson St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    • Email the CVRC: cvrc@unc.edu
    • Call the CVRC: (919) 962-9640  

How does a student request university approved absences?

The University Approved Absence Office (UAAO) issues University Approved Absences (UAA). To learn more about the UAAO and how to get an approved absence, please visit uaao.unc.edu.

How do I apply for the Student Emergency Fund?

Read the requirements and complete the online Student Emergency Fund Application.

I need forms completed regarding my conduct status at UNC.

Often called a disciplinary record request, at UNC this is called a Dean's Certification and is completed by the Office of Student Conduct.

Do I need an appointment?

No. Our office has drop-in hours which can be accessed by visiting go.unc.edu/ODOSdropins. A staff member will be able to assist you in our Zoom meeting room Monday through Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M & 1:30 P.M.-3:30 P.M. when classes are in session. Drop-in meetings are intended to be about 15-20 minutes and are intended to address immediate concerns by answering questions and providing resources and information. 

However, if you would like to make an appointment, you can do so by visiting go.unc.edu/meetwithODOS. Appointments can be scheduled for 30-45 minutes and are intended to address more complex concerns. Appointments will be offered using a virtual meeting platform or by phone depending on your preference. 

Where is the Dean of Students office located?

We are located in SASB North Suite 1106 and open from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Who should I speak with regarding Student Veterans?

Carolina Veterans Resource Center

Where do I get a Final Exam Excuse?

The Dean of Students office does not issue final exam excuses. Visit the Final Exam Excuse page on the Academic Advising website.

I've graduated from UNC and having trouble with my email account.

The links below contain the directions to redirecting your email address and/or setting up an alumni email account. Please account the UNC Help Desk for further assistance.

I want to withdraw from my classes or cancel the semester. What do I do?

There are several ways to separate from the University. These include medical withdrawal, academic withdrawal, retroactive withdrawal, and cancellation. 

All students: View the Withdrawals & Cancellations web page on the University Registrar website for policies relating to cancellation and withdrawal.

Undergraduate students:

Graduate students: View the Withdrawal from the University web page on the University Handbook website.

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