Note-Takee (student needing notes)

In order to have a note-taker in class, your counsellor must have approved it as an accommodation.

Having a note-taker is not a reason to miss class!  You should be an active participant in each of your courses.

How to recruit

  • By approaching a student directly;
  • By asking a friend in class;
  • By asking your teacher to make an anonymous announcement to the class.

Should you have difficulties recruiting a note-taker, please come see us so that we may look for alternatives.

Once found…

Once a note-taker has been found, please ask them to review the Note-Taker information.

Exchanging notes

The method for exchanging notes should be discussed with your note-taker.

If your note-taker is frequently absent or notes provided are not satisfactory, please communicate with us early in the semester.  Do not wait until it is too late!

Note-Taker (student providing notes)

If you’ve been asked to be a note-taker for a fellow student in your class, we suggest verifying with the SAAC if the student(s) requesting notes, does in fact have note-taking as an approved accommodation. Failure to do so may result in us not paying for your services.

By accepting to be a note-taker, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  • To attend all classes. In the event that you must be absent, inform the student(s) you are taking notes for and arrange for a substitute note-taker for that class.
  • To provide your notes to the student(s) in a timely manner.  How notes are to be given should be discussed and agreed upon.
  • To write or print legibly. If you use abbreviations, you should provide a legend for those abbreviations.
  • To include in your notes:
    • Course, date, and page number on each page
    • All important points and supporting details of the lecture, including information written on the board and on overheads
    • All due dates for tests and assignments
    • All topics to study for tests and other review material noted by the teacher
    • To advise the SAAC if the student(s) you are providing notes for is frequently absent

For payment (issued shortly after the end of the semester):


DEADLINE to submit documents: LAST DAY OF THE SEMESTER. Incomplete forms or missing documents will not be processed and could result in non-payment if not received in time.


While many students are able to find a note-taker on their own, at times, a student will request your assistance to find a note-taker and as such may ask if you could make a general announcement in class about a fellow student needing a note-taker.

We ask that you do so discretely, without naming the student in question.  We suggest making an announcement in class or by MIO.  Once a potential note-taker comes forward, introduce the note-taker and note-takee; after class or by MIO.

Note-takers will be paid for their service and they should be asked to review the information and complete the form found under Note-Takee.

Last Modified: February 18, 2021