Office of Accessibility Resources & Services

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Online Accommodations FAQs


As we begin the 2020-2021 academic year, the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) would like to share with you the new guidelines for students taking Paper exams with academic accommodations. These changes are directly related to COVID 19 and social distancing. Online examinations will not be given at OARS unless the student has an “Adaptive Technology” accommodation.


  • Students will only have THREE time slots per day to take an exam at OARS.  These times are:
  • 8:30 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
    ** There will be a limit of 12 students per time slot, equating to 36 per day. The time should be noted on the confirmation you submit. These slots will be allotted to whichever student signs up first.
  • OARS will send one electronic confirmation two (2) days before the scheduled exam. A second reminder will be sent one day before the scheduled day of the exam.
  • Paper exams should be in our office by 5:00 pm the day before.  Students will be notified two hours (2) in advance to arrive at your classroom to take their exam if we have not received the exam.  
  • Exams will remain in the office due to integrity and security issues. You may come to OARS to pick up the exam between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

OARS believes the new guidelines will benefit both our students and instructors in terms of the process becoming more efficient and safe for everyone involved. We anticipate there will be a few challenges transitioning to the new process. Our hope is to ensure our students have the necessary accommodations to ensure equitable access in collaboration with all of us.

Equal Access: Universal Design of Student Services:

Class Attendance Guidelines

Accessibility Resources Website

UNC Greensboro invites you to visit its new website, This website will serve as a hub for web accessibility support services and educational resources for faculty, staff and students. Within the site, you will find detailed, practical how-to guides for making various types of online content accessible, checking existing materials for accessibility, and useful resources such as a syllabus statement about accessibility. You will also find forms for requesting assistance and ordering captions, as well as relevant laws, guidelines, concepts, and on-campus resources and contacts. This website reflects UNC Greensboro’s commitment to accessibility. For questions and/or feedback regarding the site, or to schedule a session to learn about the site’s key features, contact UNCG Accessibility Coordinator Melanie Eley at

Report Concerning Behavior

Please find the Policy for Reporting Concerning Behaviors on campus by clicking on the following link:

OARS Grievance Procedures 

UNCG adheres to the grievance procedures set out here for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints by students with disabilities alleging a violation of their rights under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). Title II and Section 504 are intended to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability. Questions regarding these procedures and or the reporting form should be directed to the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services, 215 Elliott University Center, telephone 336.334.5440.

The Formal Grievance form may be obtained online by clicking here.

Information On Emotional Support Animals

Extended Time on Assignments Guidelines