Accommodations for Services


 Learning Support Services (LSS) designs programs that are accessible to all UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students. Students who are affiliated with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and have accommodations for tutoring can contact LSS to submit a request. 



  • Individual TutoringStudents approved for this accommodation meet with a tutor individually for up to two (2) hours per week. 
    • Individual tutoring is provided for any service that has group-based learning sessions.
    • Students begin with one hour and then work with their tutor individually to schedule a second hour of tutoring per week. 
    • Students and tutors expect to meet regularly for the entire quarter. 
  • Extra Hours of TutoringStudents approved for this accommodation receive an extra hour of services (sessions) per week for a total of three (3) hours of services (sessions) each week. 
    • This accommodation mostly applies to Small Group Tutoring, Individual Writing Tutoring, Reading Groups and Writing Groups as MSI and SI do not have a cap on how many sessions a student can attend per week. 
    • LSS expects that students requesting this accommodation should already be attending two (2) sessions per week for a third (3) hour to be provided. 
    • If a DRC Coordinator determines a student needs more than three (3) hours of tutoring, the request must be approved by the Director of the DRC and the Director of LSS.
  • Other Accommodations: LSS can also provide accommodations to move sessions to a location with reduced distractions, provide the tutor with access to different devices to make the session accessible, present activities in varied modalities (e.g. written, repeated multiple times, etc.) 
    • Other requests must be directed to the DRC Director and LSS Director and approved by them


Step 1: Affiliate with the Disability Resource Center and Request Services for Tutoring

The most important step is to affiliate with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and meet with a DRC Coordinator about academic accommodations at UC Santa Cruz.

After you meet with a DRC Coordinator, you must request services through your Accommodate portal. LSS cannot fill an accommodation that has not been approved by a DRC coordinator. To request services: 

Step 2: Request Accommodations by LSS

Fill out the Learning Support Services Tutoring Request Form for DRC Students to submit an accommodation request at LSS.

Please note: Individual tutoring is a consideration and cannot be guaranteed. LSS does not fill accommodation requests in the following circumstances.

  • Requests made for any class a student is not currently enrolled in
  • Requests made for any class a student is waitlisted for
  • Requests made for graduate courses 
  • Requests for tutoring to help make up an Incomplete
  • Requests for courses taken at any other universities or colleges
  • Requests made for courses where the professor has asked LSS not to support their course
  • Requests to begin tutoring before the program starts


Note: Requests made by Graduate students and students enrolled via UC Extension/Open Campus Concurrent Enrollment will be filled only if there is space available in current programs. 

For best results, students registered with the DRC should request accommodations at least two weeks prior to the first day that the services are needed.

To ensure that tutoring is available in a timely manner, students need to be proactive and begin working with a tutor at the beginning of the quarter, rather than waiting until they begin to experience academic difficulty or feel overwhelmed by the demands of the class. 

The same drop policy applies to students with one-on-one tutoring. 

For all other inquiries, please contact or call (831) 459-4333.