Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC), formerly known as Disabled Student Services
The Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC) at CSU Long Beach’s mission is to assist over 2,300 students with disabilities at CSU Long Beach to achieve their educational degrees and prepare them to be career ready after graduation. Since our beginning in 1973, BMAC has supported over 12,553 students in graduating from CSU Long Beach.
BMAC is operating in an in-person capacity and will continue to offer Zoom appointments during open hours of operation, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm until further notice.
Students are encouraged to review the below tutorial and guide when navigating the Alternative Testing module in MyBMAC:
- How to Submit Alternative Testing Requests Using MyBMAC - PDF
- MyBMAC Alternative Testing Video Tutorial
For all face-to-face exams to be taken at the BMAC office, the alternative testing agreement must be completed by the course instructor via MyBMAC. Once completed, BMAC students can make an exam appointment request using MyBMAC.
BMAC asks that face-to-face alternative testing appointment requests are made seven (7) days in advance of the scheduled exam date. Requests submitted after this deadline are subject to rescheduling the exam according to BMAC space and staffing availability.
For all virtual/online exams, BMAC students and instructors are being asked to accommodate exams within the virtual class environment. Virtual/online exams will be approved to be taken at the BMAC office on a limited, case-by-case/needs basis.
Please contact BMAC Support Services at BMAC-Exams@csulb.edu regarding any Fall 2021 exam accommodation support or questions.
The Bob Murphy Access Center is in the process of implementing a more streamlined note taking service for qualifying students in the Fall 2022 semester.
BMAC will be in contact with students approved for note taking services within the first two weeks of the Fall 2022 semester with further information. Please contact BMAC at BMAC@csulb.edu if you have immediate questions.
- Communication is key!
- Communicate with your classmates, professors, and BMAC as needed, early and often.
- Be self-motivated
- Establish an effective time management plan
- Set up a daily academic schedule using a planner with time-blocks and deadlines
- Be technologically prepared
- Create a good study environment
- Avoid games
- Turn off cell phone
- Beware of internet surfing
- Set up good lighting and comfortable seating