Notetake Assistance

Notetaking assistance can be requested by students registered with Disability Services and Programs (DSP). Students approved for this accommodation will receive notes from a volunteer student notetaker already associated with the course. When a note-taker cannot be found, then students eligible for this accommodation should contact their instructor or department to discuss possible alternatives. Students in the Law School should contact the department regarding all accommodation needs.


  1. Notetaking Assistance:
    1. Use of note-taking technology
      • Students can place an accommodation request for the ability to record the lecture so that the lecture can be listened to for future reference and notes.
      • Note-Taking Applications
      • SmartPen
        • Students can borrow a SmartPen through our office. Students also have the option to purchase their own SmartPen here.
    2. Peer Notetaker
      • Students will receive supplemental notes for their classes.

If you are having any difficulties with the steps/options above, please feel free to contact DSP at notetake@usc.edu