Students with Disabilities

Carolina is committed to accessibility.

If you believe that your academic progress has been affected by disability-related issues, you may voluntarily supply documentation about the disability and its specific impact on your educational experiences.

If you supply such documentation, we will keep it confidential and use it only as part of our voluntary efforts to increase participation by individuals with disabilities in accordance with 34 CFR 104.42(c).

When documentation is provided, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions may, at its discretion, consult with expert professionals on our campus to help us better understand your disability and its impact on your academic success. Regardless of whether an applicant chooses or declines to submit documentation, they will receive full consideration for admission.

What to Include

  1. Please complete and submit the personal impact statement.
  2. Please also provide any formal evaluations or documents used by the last school in which you were enrolled to determine the need for academic accommodations or modifications. Please send one of the following:
    • Copies of all IEP, SOP, or 504 Plans that indicate the accommodations or modifications you were provided OR
    • A written statement on school letterhead from the appropriate school personnel that indicates: The nature of the disability, the specific academic impact resulting from the disability; and the accommodations received to date to address the impacted academic area(s) from your high school or college career.

How to Share

After you submit your application for admission, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to set up your account in MyCarolina. This is where you’ll be able to submit your personal impact statement and any formal evaluations or documents you wish to share with us.

In order to ensure documentation is properly considered, please submit all relevant information by the following dates:

Application TypeDocumentation Deadline
Early ActionDecember 1
Regular DecisionFebruary 15
TransferMarch 1

If you are admitted to Carolina, the documentation you provided to the Admissions Office does not automatically qualify you to receive services or accommodations and is not forwarded to Accessibility Resources and Services. Students must initiate contact with the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services to discuss potential accommodations. For further questions, please contact Accessibility Resources and Services.