Final Exam Excuse Request

Final Exam Excuse Request

We know that medical or mental health illnesses may arise during finals. Students who have a medical or mental health illness during the final exam period that significantly impairs one's ability to prepare for or take a final exam may participate in the process outlined above for assistance. 

Student's required tasks are in bold.

Visit a provider on the day of (or before) your exam - this process cannot be completed retroactively. The provider will authorize the "Official Permit" if it is determined that the student's ability to prepare for or take the final exam was significantly impaired by a medical or mental health illness. If you go to a provider outside of Campus Health or CAPS, you must transmit documentation of the visit to Health Information at immunizations@unc.edu or by fax 919-966-0616 with specific dates and times of requested excused exams. This will go to a Campus Health provider for review and authorization and will be documented through a telephone encounter in our system.

Your name, PID, date of exam, time of exam, and name of authorizing Campus Health or CAPS provider is placed on the "Excused Examination List" which is shared daily with the University Registrar and Academic Advising Office. 

Email instructor about your final exam excused absence.

Visit the University Registrar Office in SASB North to obtain a "Permit toTake a Final Examination" and present this permit to the instructor. 

For more information about Academic Advising Program Final Examination Excuses, go to advising.unc.edu/policies-and-procedures/final-exam-excuse