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Accommodation Workshops

Students found eligible for Calculator Usage, Extended Time, Tutoring, use of a Tape Recorder and/or Notetaking Services MUST attend an accommodations workshop. During each workshop, students will receive their accommodations and a brief explanation of how to implement them. Students must RSVP no later than 24 hours before scheduled workshop.

  • Calculator Usage
    • A four function calculator, or calculator deemed appropriate based on the student’s specific disability, may be used in the classroom and/or for test taking in the Office of Testing Services only (not for test taking in the classroom).
  • Extended Time
    • Extended time is usually double the amount of time allotted for quizzes and exams only.
    • Extended time is not for the purpose of extending assignment due dates.
  • Note Taking Services
    • The Office of Specialized Services works with the students and instructors to secure hired note-takers to record clear and concise notes for each class.
    • Eligible students must submit their accommodation forms to their instructors at the start of the semester; then a classroom note-taker will be identified to provide the students with notes from the classroom lecture.
    • Note-takers are selected with the assistance of the instructor and if not volunteers, are paid by the college.
  • Tutoring
    • Permanent tutoring appointments can be arranged by completing the required form
  • ​Use of Tape Recorder
    • Students will need to supply their own tape recorder.
    • It is understood that recordings will be solely for the purpose of study notes and will be erased/discarded at the end of each semester

Afternoon Workshops: - Fall 2014 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - rooms TBA

February 11th, 11:00am-12:30pm Room TBA
March 11th, 11:00am-12:30pm Room TBA
April 8th, 11:00am-12:30pm Room TBA
May 13th, 11:00am-12:30pm Room TBA

    Early Evening workshops: - Fall 2014- 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - rooms TBA

    CANCELED - SCHOOL CLOSED!! January 28th, 4:00pm-5:30pm Room TBA CANCELED - SCHOOL CLOSED!!
    February 25th, 4:00pm-5:30pm Room TBA
    March 25th, 4:00pm-5:30pm Room TBA
    April 22nd, 4:00pm-5:30pm Room TBA
    May 27th, 4:00pm-5:30pm Room TBA


    1. If you failed to attend an accommodations workshop, please manage to RSVP and attend the next scheduled workshop.
    2. All Workshops are held at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 in the Pitkin Education Center.
    3. Parking is available in lots B, C, or D.

    Workshop Reservation Form