Policies and FAQ

Sessions are 45 minutes long, and you can make an appointment up to one week in advance by registering an account with our scheduling service (WC Online).

How to Join the Waiting List

  • Use the drop-down menu to select the schedule at the 412 Holmes or at 136 Snell.
  • In either schedule, you can select the online option

If the schedule is full on a particular date, you can join the Waiting List by selecting the clock icon. You can also attempt a walk-in appointment by showing up at either location during opening hours; however, walk-ins are subject to tutor availability.


Number of Appointments

  • Clients can make up to two appointments per week.
  • Each client is limited to one appointment per day
    • Note: graduate students working on a dissertation or thesis may request an exception to the one appointment per day policy by e-mailing the Assistant Director of the Writing Center at least a week in advance. Read more about that policy exception here.

Missed/Late Appointments

  • If you miss two appointments, you will automatically be locked out of the Writing Center scheduling system and unable to book appointments. If you are locked out, contact neuwritingcenter@gmail.com. If you are locked out twice in a semester, you will no longer be able to use the Writing Center that semester.
  •  If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, the Writing Center staff reserves the right to mark your appointment as a “no show” and/or give your appointment to someone else.

Please cancel at least 4 hours in advance. Appointments that have not been cancelled at least 4 hours before the start of the appointment will be considered “no shows.” Clients who need a last-minute cancellation should call the Writing Center at 617-373-4549.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do at the Writing Center?
Can I drop off my paper and have someone edit it?
Where are you located?
Who can use the Writing Center
What should I bring to my appointment?
My appointment is online. What should I do?
What should I do if I need help fast?
Will my instructor find out what happened at my Writing Center appointment?