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Becoming a Note-Taker

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Note-taker for Student Disability Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. SDS is now accepting Note-taker applications for the upcoming semester. If you are currently registered for courses and are interested in becoming a Note-taker for a student with a disability, please read the information below then fill out the application.

To qualify as a note-taker, a student must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Attend class on a regular basis
  • Take clear, organized, comprehensive, and legible notes

Note-taking assignments are based on need, so note-takers will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Note-takers must be in the same class and section as the student with a disability requesting a note-taker. Students can sign up for a max of 4 classes, however there is only one note-taker per class. Once selected, students will be notified via their UMBC email with instructions in completing the next steps.

Starting Fall 2015, note-takers are paid a stipend for the semester. The stipend is awarded after the end of the semester if full note-taking services were provided. Payment for services will be withheld until completion of the online note-taker training. Additional pay is not provided.

This is a service to assist students with disabilities, not a part-time job on campus. If you have any further questions, please contact us at sdsnotetaking@umbc.edu.