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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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Meet With DOS

Welcome to the Dean of Students office!

In an effort to prioritize health, safety, and service, we are meeting with students, families, faculty, staff, and community members using a variety of platforms, including virtual, phone, and in-person. If you would like TO connect with a member of OUR staff you may do so by:

  1. Drop-In system. When classes and exams are in session student drop-in hours are available. Student drop-in meetings are intended to be about 15-20 minutes to address immediate concerns by answering questions and providing resources and information. For more involved needs, please make an appointment. The schedule for drop-ins is:
    • Virtual Drop-Ins:
      • Mon-Fri: 9:00-11:30am
      • Mon-Wed & Fri: 1:30-3:30pm
    • Simply join by clicking HERE. When drop-ins are not available, please make an appointment (see below).
  2. Make an Appointment. Making an appointment can be done by visiting the scheduling system. Appointments can be scheduled by students, faculty, staff, and families for 30-45 minutes and are intended to address more complex concerns. Virtual and in-person appointment types are available.
  3. Call us. Just call us at 919-966-4042. We can talk with you by phone to discuss your concerns and address your question(s). ​
  4. Email us. Email us at dos@unc.edu. We will respond as quickly as we can and if needed, we will guide you through making an appointment to meet with a staff member.
  5. Care Referral Form. If you have concerns for a student, please complete an online Care Referral Form. Your referral will be assigned to a member of our staff for review and response. Please include as much relevant information as possible. This form should not be used to report immediate concerns for health and safety.

If you are experiencing an emergency, including an imminent threat of harm to self or others, please call UNC Police at 919-962-8100 or call 911. 

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