Student Affairs - Fostering Student Learning and Success

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To initiate the provision of accommodations, resources and services a student should complete the 'Self-Identification' Form.

Please note:- 

  • The provision of accommodations, including resources and services, is intended to ensure equal access, not guarantee success, in the academic environment.
  • Accommodations are not granted as a package; they are determined by Accessibility Resources & Service on a case-by-case basis.
  • Academic requirements that are essential to programs of instruction, for example grade point averages, specific prerequisite courses and so on are not considered discriminatory and cannot be modified or waived via accommodations.
  • Accommodations granted shall neither affect the substance of the educational program nor compromise educational standards.
  • Accommodations are not retro-active / retrospective.
  • The Accessibility Resources and Service Office only reviews documentation for students that have accepted their admission into UNC - Chapel Hill or have registered for an academic course. However, we are happy to discuss provisions in general for prospective students.

Your experience as a student in Post-Secondary Education will be very different to your experience in the K - 12 Sector. Postsecondary institutions are subject to a different legal framework and there is an expectation that you will be much more independent in advocating for the accommodations and support you will need. The following document from the Department of Education will be useful in explaining the key differences between the sectors:-

NOTE: To request housing accommodations contact Housing and Residential Education.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office at 919-962-8300 or e-mail to make an appointment.