Note Taker Instructions

Instructions and procedures for note-takers

  • Your role is to take clear, concise notes for one or more students in the class receiving accommodations.

  • You will receive a confirmation from us with instructions for uploading notes to Rutgers.Box.Com.

  • Notes must be typed or scanned, and uploaded to our folder on Rutgers.Box.Com within 24 hours of each class. (Note: if the class meets once a week for a double session, notes should be uploaded within 48 hours.)

  • You may add your notes to the instructor's Power Point slides or other materials and upload those. BUT, you must be adding notes from the lecture, not just uploading a copy of the slides.

  • Your relationship with students receiving notes is confidential. You will probably not find out who they are, but if you do, do not share with anyone else that you are taking notes for a student. It is the student’s choice whether to disclose this to others.

  • If you are being hired after the start of the semester, upload all previous notes to Rutgers.Box.Com unless instructed otherwise in the confirmation. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!)
  • More than one student may be receiving your notes.

  • Be sure to capture anything written on board by the professor.

  • If you are going to be absent, you are responsible for securing notes from another student or the professor and uploading them to Rutgers.Box.Com.

  • Avoid using abbreviations in your notes that may not be common; if necessary, add a legend.

  • If a student drops out of class and there are no other students receiving notes, your assignment will end and the stipend will be prorated. You will be notified by our office when this occurs.


  • Compensation for note taking will be paid through funds deposited to your RU EXPRESS (New Brunswick and Camden campuses) or RAIDER DOLLARS (Newark campus) account after the end of the semester. The funds deposited are subject to the terms and policies of RU EXPRESS and RAIDER DOLLARS. To review those terms and policies visit the RU EXPRESS website at  and RAIDER DOLLARS website at

  • Note-taker RU EXPRESS and RAIDER DOLLARS are not eligible to be refunded.

  • Both services have strict guidelines about card inactivity and withdrawal of funds. It is your responsibility to monitor use of your funds.

  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: please note that before beginning a note taking assignment, you will have to complete the onboarding process with our payroll administrator.

If you have any questions at any time, please email the Note Taking Administrator at

Thank you for your service. The role you play is an important one for students receiving notes, and we appreciate your commitment.

UPDATED: May 22, 2019