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One-on-one appointments with Writing Consultants

The CAS Writing Center offers one-on-one appointments free of charge to students with papers from Writing Program courses (CAS WR courses) and most other courses that fulfill the First-Year Writing and Writing, Research, & Inquiry Hub units. For more detailed information on the courses we support, please visit our policies page.

To make an appointment, students can create a free account and sign up at a time that works for them using our online scheduling system:

Students may also book an appointment by phone by calling 617-358-1500 during business hours, or by coming in person to the front desk of the CAS Writing Center. 

What to Know Before you Book an Appointment

Please review our full list of policies before coming to your first appointment.

During the Fall 2022 semester, both in-person and remote appointments will be available. In-person appointments take place in the Writers’ Studio on the 3rd floor of 100 Bay State Road. Remote appointments are conducted via video chat, and students can attend these from any quiet, private location of their choosing. Students can select which type of appointment they prefer using our online scheduling system. 

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 15X, please do not sign up for slots intended for students in other class levels. 

Students can make one appointment per week, and they can sign up for appointments up to a week in advance. Due to the high demand for services, we encourage you to reserve appointments in advance whenever possible.

The CAS Writing Center also provides support for students in other CAS courses on a same-day drop-in basis. To request a drop-in appointment for a non-WR CAS class, please use this form

In addition, select CAS departments and programs have discipline-specific writing tutors.

For help with non-CAS assignments, or 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.

For a complete list of writing support options across Boston University, please click here.

Contact Information

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

Associate Director for the Writing Center: Heather Barrett

Writing Center Coordinator: Jacob Burg