Welcome to the Office of Academic Accessibility

students walking the quad in front of Ramsey Library

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is distinctive within the public higher education system of North Carolina. Its primary mission: to offer an undergraduate liberal arts education of superior quality for serious students. Through Academic Accessibility, the university seeks to meet individual needs by coordinating and implementing internal policies regarding programs, services and activities for individuals with disabilities. The office functions as a source of information, educational outreach and advice, as well as a communication link among individuals with disabilities, faculty and staff, rehabilitation agencies, and the community at large.

During Fall 2020, the Office of Academic Accessibility will be continuing to meet with students, faculty, and staff through online appointments, unless otherwise required. Appointments can be scheduled through the Academic Success Center scheduling link, or send an email to our general mailbox: academicaccess@unca.edu

Important Reminders: 1.) A student can choose to disclose a disability to the University at any time during their enrollment. 2.) In order to assure services can be provided in a timely manner, requests for academic adjustments and/or reasonable accommodation(s) in the classroom should be submitted along with disability documentation 3 weeks or more in advance. 3.) In order to assure appropriate placement in the residence halls, requests associated with on-campus housing should be submitted along with accompanying documentation by the housing application deadline, located on the housing.unca.edu website.