The CAS Writing Center

The CAS Writing Center will offer online consultations for the duration of BU’s remote learning period. Students in WR and other CAS courses can sign up for an appointment via WCOnline using the scheduling link below. Students can sign up for appointments up to a week in advance. A few minutes before your scheduled appointment time, please log into WCOnline, click on your appointment, and then click “Join online consultation” in the pop-up window.

While the Writing Center hopes to maintain a regular schedule, please note that we may need to make scheduling adjustments based on the availability of our consultants. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time. If you have any questions, please email Writing Center Coordinator Heather Barrett at

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Writing Appointments

The CAS Writing Center offers one-on-one appointments free of charge to students with papers from Writing Program courses (CAS WR courses) and their equivalents (such as EN 120, EN 220, HI 150, etc) and to students with papers from other CAS courses (on a walk-in basis only). Appointments are provided for CAS academic papers only. For help with career-related, technical, and professional writing, or papers for other BU courses, please contact the Educational Resource Center, the COM Writing Center, or the Center for Career Development.

Appointments take place at the Writing Center and at a satellite location at Mugar Library. Students may reserve writing appointments online, by phone, or in person as follows:

If you are seeking help for a WR paper or a paper in a WR-equivalent course, you may sign up by phone (617-358-1500), in person, or online . Be sure to sign up with the consultant specializing in your class level. For example, if you are enrolled in WR 111, sign up only with those consultants next to whose names you see a (WR 111)  designation. If you are enrolled in WR 120 or WR 150, please do not sign up for slots intended for students in other class levels. Because of the high demand for writing services, signing up for consultants who do not specialize in your class level will cause you to receive a warning notice and your appointment to be canceled.

If you are seeking help for a paper from a CAS course that is not a WR course, you are welcome to use the center on a walk-in basis. Online or phone reservations will not be accepted for non-WR (or non-WR-equivalent) CAS courses. As a walk-in, please come at the start of an appointment time to check if a consultant is available. Appointments begin at 9 a.m., and each one lasts 45 minutes.

Due to the high demand for services in the center, we encourage you to reserve your appointments a week in advance. Please review our policies before coming to your first appointment.

Writing Center Coordinator

Heather Barrett,

Main Location

CAS Writing Center
100 Bay State Road, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Satellite Location

Mugar Library
771 Commonwealth Avenue
1st floor, Alcove 2 (next to the Reference Desk)

Book an Online Writing Consultation

Writing Consultants are available for online tutoring for all CAS WR classes. Appointments can be booked online. Appointments will be held online only until further notice.
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WR Transfer Credit

Did you take or are you planning to take a writing class at another school? You may be able to receive WR transfer credit for it.
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Important information for Fall 2020

This page offers some information about how the Learn from Anywhere (LfA) approach will work in WR classes this Fall.
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