A PCA is an individual not registered for the class that provides approved non-academic
personal care and health related assistance to the ACCESS student during classes with
live lectures and exams.
In the online learning environment, ACCESS students requiring the assistance of a
PCA shall advice their professor(s) of the approved services and provide ACCESS with
the name of the PCA for each semester or term during which the PCA will be assisting.
Any changes to the PCA’s approved services shall be discussed with ACCESS prior to
making any changes. Contact your professor should you need academic support or assistance
Please note: The PCA shall only provide approved assistance. Concerns regarding possible
academic dishonestly such as having the PCA engage in class activities on behalf of
the student, having the PCA influence exam responses, or having high variability in
the quality of academic work across class activities, assignments, and/or exams should
be forwarded to the Student Life Office.
Contact ACCESS with any questions or concerns.