Notetaking Services

UC Davis Student Disaibility Center is mandated by Federal and State law and University policy to provide academic support services to regularly enrolled students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities.

Qualifying for Notetaking Service

Students must register with, and provide documentation of their disability to the Student Disability Center. To register with the SDC, make an appointment with an SDC Disability Specialist. He or she will assist you in completing the SDC Information Sheet, review your documentation, and discuss your eligibility for Notetaking Services.

  1. Students with a learning disability, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, psychological disability or an acquired brain injury must meet with an OSD Learning Disabilities Specialist.

  2. Students with physical, visual or health related disabilities must meet with OSD’s Assistant Director or the Notetaker Coordinator.

How the Service Works

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Confidentiality is extended to all students receiving services from the OSD. OSD staff and service providers are required to keep all student- and assignment-related information strictly confidential. If you chose having your notes e-mailed to you, your notetaker may learn who you are.

Student Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the student to request notes as soon as the class schedule is confirmed. If you are approved for Notetaking, to request notes, visit the ClockWork Homepage and read the section posted under Notetaking Requests. You may to refer a person from your class to be a notetaker by having him/her contact the Notetaking coordinator at the SDC. The Notetaking Coordinator will make the final selection regarding the official notetaker for requested courses. Notetakers are not a substitute for attending classes. Even though you have a notetaker, you are still expected to attend class on a regular basis. In accordance with OSD policy, if you fail to attend class for any reason not related to your disability, your notetaking service may be interrupted or withdrawn. To restore service, you will need to meet with the Notetaker Coordinator to reassess your need for the service.


The key to a successful term is for all people to take responsibility for their part in the service. In order to get the quality of notes that you deserve, please communicate with the Notetaking Coordinator immediately. Remember, communication is the key to success.

If you would like this information in an alternative format, contact the Student Disability Center at (530) 752-3184.