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:
    • 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 (*please note that applications are currently not provided by DSP)
      • SmartPen
        • Students approved for notetaking assistance may borrow a SmartPen through DSP on a semester basis. Students also have the option to purchase their own SmartPen here.
    • Peer Notetaker
      • Students will receive supplemental notes for their classes. (*Please note that this accommodation may take time to put in place as we collaborate with volunteer notetakers.)

Please feel free to contact DSP at notetake@usc.edu with any questions.