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Peer Note Taker Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a  peer note-taker for Student Disability Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. SDS is now accepting note-taker applications for the current semester/session. 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
  • Be able to scan and upload notes to Accommodate software

Note-taking assignments are based on need, so note-takers will be selected based on past performance and application criteria. Note-takers must be in the same class and section as the student with a disability requesting a note-taker. Student note-takers can sign up for a multiple 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.

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 appropriate SDS forms and AAOU SSC payroll appointments.

This is a service to assist students with disabilities, not a part-time job on campus. If you have any further questions, please see our Note-Taking Assistance FAQ or  contact us at

Please Note! The process has changed for Summer 2019. Please fill out this form for each course in which you would like to be a note-taker. In order to get a new form each time, you can refresh the browser page.

Temporary note June 28, 2019! Some users are experiencing trouble with our Google Form Note-taker Application. If you are not able to access the form below, please try going to the SDS website in Google Chrome, then navigating to this form. We apologize for the temporary problem.