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. 


Accommodations to LSS include:

  • Individual Tutoring: This accommodation is offered for all classes supported by both the Small Group Tutoring and MSI programs.  Students who are approved for this accommodation meet with the tutor one on one for up to 2 hours per class each week.
  • Extra Hours: Students can be approved for extra hours of weekly group and/or individual tutoring per class based on approved accommodations. LSS’ policy gives each student 2 hours of tutoring a week. Extra hours of tutoring gives students access to a 3rd hour of weekly tutoring that fit your accommodations. Students should be currently attending 2 hours of tutoring before a 3rd hour can be requested.
    • If a DRC Coordinator determines a student needs more than 3 hours of tutoring for accessibility issues, the request should be sent by a student's DRC Coordinator to the LSS and DRC Directors. A student should be using 3 hours of tutoring before the request for a 4th hour is sent to the Directors. Both Directors will need to approve this request. 
  • Other Needs: Accommodations such as sessions being held in locations with reduced distractions, need for an interpreter, need for the student to have access to special devices, need for the tutor to present the material in varied modalities such as oral, written, repeatedly, etc., can also be requested.

How Do I Make An Accommodation Request at Learning Support Services?

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 student portal. LSS cannot fill an accommodation that has not been approved by a DRC coordinator. To request services: 

  • Step 1. Go to myUCSC.
  • Step 2. Log in using your Cruz ID and Gold password.
  • Step 3. Select the "Request Services" tile on your home screen. (If you do not see the request services link on your student portal, please contact the DRC.)
  • Step 4. Select the accommodations for each class you are enrolled in. (Academic Access Letters will NOT be generated for classes you are waitlisted for.)
  • Step 5. Save to submit your request.

Step 2: Identify Yourself

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
  • 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 more information on our drop policy please see our Small Group Tutoring page.

For all other inquiries please contact or call 831.459.4333