Bob Murphy Access Center

The Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC) at CSU Long Beach’s mission is to assist over 2,700 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 14,400 students in graduating from CSU Long Beach.

Students are encouraged to review the below tutorial and guide when navigating the Alternative Testing module in MyBMAC: 


Face-To-Face Exams 

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 ten (10) 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. 

Virtual Exams 

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 regarding any exam accommodation support or 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
    • Explore BeachBoard, Zoom, and other features on your SSO to become comfortable with an online learning environment.
    • For basic desktop and BeachBoard support, contact the Technology Help Desk at or (562) 985-4959.
  • Create a good study environment
    • Quiet/Calm
    • Avoid games
    • Turn off cell phone
    • Beware of internet surfing
    • Set up good lighting and comfortable seating