Make an appointment at the Writing Center.  

  • Appointments are a collaborative session between the client and Consultant, we do not accept or review work ahead of time.
  • Appointments are available in 25- and 50-minute segments (shown as 30 and 60 on the WCOnline scheduling system).
  • You may schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance during the regular semester.
  • Because we believe that you should take time between sessions to process information, back-to-back appointments can not be booked
  • You may have up to three appointments per week, up to 50 minutes per day, during the regular semester and up to two appointments per week during the summer.

Keep in mind that our schedule fills quickly, especially around the end of the semester, so we recommend making an appointment in advance. We do offer drop-in appointments, as available. Additionally, students have the option to sign up for our Waiting List.

Students in online programs can also make appointments through the scheduling system and indicate a distance session. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, visit mywconline. Distance appointments are only available at our main, Gelman Library location. Please see our Distance Learning section for more information.

If you are unable to schedule your appointment online, for any reason, please call 202-994-3765 and speak with one of our front office assistants. If you do not get a confirmation e-mail for your appointment, please call us as well.

For more instruction on scheduling your appointment, please see our Using Online Registration section. 

Please see our Policies section for more information on cancelling appointments and other Writing Center services. 


Anyone in the GW community is welcome to make an appointment. The GW Writing Center holds the International Writing Centers Association's policy on diversity that writing centers "inclusively serve all students, including members of underrepresented groups such as people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and people with a range of abilities, economic needs, and linguistic expression."