Request a Notetaker
How do I request a notetaker?
- To request a notetaker, go into your Student Accommodations portal. Next to each of your classes will be an option to request a notetaker (a check box.) Please be careful about requesting for lab classes as it may not be needed.
- IT IS CRITICAL that you watch your email for a request from the DRC asking you to confirm the need for a notetaker for each class. The DRC asks for this confirmation as a number of students change their minds after the first couple of classes. Know that we begin looking for a notetaker from the moment you put in your request.
Please note: For every notetaker request a multi-step process begins. Given the substantial resources put in to each request and the need to find notetakers as quickly as possible, it is critical that any changes be communicated immediately. For example, if you no longer need a notetaker please cancel your request by simply selecting “NO” in the confirmation email that you receive from the DRC.
Requests for a notetaker after the 4th week will need to be preapproved by your Access Specialist. Please contact the front desk at 805-756-1395 to schedule an appointment.
How do I find my notes?
Once a notetaker has been assigned and begins uploading notes, you will receive an email notification that notes have been posted to your Student Accommodations portal. When you log into the portal, look on the left side of the screen under My Accommodations and click on Notetaking Services. You will then be able to access any notes that have been uploaded.
If you have any questions or challenges, please contact the notetaking staff at DRCnotes@calpoly.edu or call 805-756-5764.
Step 1: Student places a request for a notetaker in AIM. Classmates and instructor are emailed within 48 hours of the request about the need for a volunteer.
Step 2: Student will then receive an email requesting them to confirm the need for a notetaker (this email will be sent 48 hours after the first day of class).
Step 3: DRC staff member visits class to make an announcement for a volunteer.
Step 4: Class is emailed a 2nd time about the need for a volunteer (4 days after request was made).
Step 5: If no volunteer is found within 10 week days of the request, the DRC will place an ad in the Mustang Daily for a paid notetaker position.
Location: Bldg 124 (Student Services, across from Spanos Stadium)