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Services Provided by the Support Services & Advising Program

Advising

Support Services Program at the Bob Murphy ACCESS Center (BMAC) also provides advising for general education courses. In order to take advantage of these services, please call and make an appointment with an advisor.

Disabled/Medical Parking

BMAC Temporary Accessible Parking Procedures for Permanent and Temporary Disabilities

On the CSULB campus, accessible parking may be offered for students with a DMV disabled placard and/or appropriate medical verification for a permanent or temporary disability impacting parking access. Students must submit a Temporary Accessible Parking Request Form for review by BMAC staff. Along with the form, students must provide a DMV disabled placard, medical documentation, and proof of a paid CSULB parking permit for their vehicle. This form can be submitted via email to bmac@csulb.edu or in-person at the BMAC front desk (SSC-110).

BMAC Temporary Accessible Parking Request Form - PDF

Temporary Accessible Parking Process:

  • You MUST have a paid parking permit from CSULB before BMAC can issue temporary accessible parking.
  • Permits can be purchased through your "myCSULB" account or in person at the Parking Services Office. You will need to know your license plate number or the last 7 digits of your VIN, in order to purchase a permit.
  • If approved by BMAC, BMAC will submit your information to Parking Services and you will receive an email stating the dates in which you may park in accessible parking lots. Do NOT park in those spots until the confirmation email from Cashiers has been received to your CSULB student email. Doing so before receiving an email may result in a parking ticket.
  • You must submit the Temporary Accessible Parking Request Form each semester if a new parking permit is purchased. For repeated requests, depending on the medical verification and/or DMV disabled placard expiration date, then you may not be required to submit a copy of the verification or placard along with the Request Form again. Any questions, please ask our BMAC staff for confirmation.
  • Please note that BMAC does not handle parking tickets. Please take them to Parking Services directly. BMAC will not accept the ticket.

In addition, for students with permanent or temporary DMV disabled placards:

  • You may park in any blue disabled spot, faculty, staff, student and white unmarked spot in approved accessible lots. Parking in a marked spot such as "carpool," "state vehicle," "reserved," "restricted," or the "President's" spot will result in a ticket.
  • Students MUST pay to park in the metered spots, even if you have a DMV placard.
  • When using the placard on the CSULB campus, you may not park in the loading zones for longer than the written time limit.

Visitors to the Campus Who Have a DMV Disabled Placard:

  • Visitors must follow all applicable state laws when using their DMV placard on the CSULB campus.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I don't have a placard?

  • If you don't have a placard, the form is available on the DMV website. You will need to take the application form to your doctor to be signed and then to the DMV or AAA, in order to receive a DMV placard

Is there a fee waiver for parking permits at CSULB?

  • The campus parking fee may be waived for students with disabilities who have a valid DMV disabled person placard or license plate and who meet the eligibility standards based on their financial information and documentation. Please see BMAC or Financial Aid office for further assistance with this waiver.

Parking Fee Waiver Form - PDF

If you have any other questions, please call the BMAC front office at 562-985-5401.

Campus and Agency Liaison

BMAC acts as a liaison when issues need to be clarified between the student and university faculty administration.  BMAC also has working relationships with community organizations for the disabled , including the California State Department of Rehabilitation and independent living programs.  BMAC also serves as a liaison between the University Business Office and second party sponsorship of fees.

Test Taking Services

Special testing accommodation for course related examinations are arranged through Support Services Program. These accommodations include: readers, writers, monitors, extended time, and alternative testing locations. BMAC will provide you with the necessary paperwork and assistance in making these arrangements with your instructors. BMAC will also accommodate extended evening and weekend exams. Contact the Support Services Program at (562) 985-4635 for more information.

Students should also contact the Bob Murphy ACCESS Center to obtain necessary information regarding special accommodations for University (E P T, E L M, W P E) and standardized testing (G R E, L S A T, C BEST). Support Services Program will provide verification letters and complete special accommodations forms.

Note Takers

Support Services Program can assist in providing and hiring note takers for those who have difficulty taking notes for themselves because of their disability. Notes, however, will not be taken on the day of an absence.

Priority Registration

Undergraduate students receive priority registration following their initial semester at CSULB.

Our staff is here to assist students in accessing and understanding the registration system and helping with academic advising.

Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications are available through the university's online scholarship application: CSULB Center for Scholarship Information