How Consultations Work

The Writing Center offers a variety of ways for students and members of the community to get feedback on their writing.

Schedule an Appointment

Face-To-Face Consultations

The Writing Center offers a variety of locations and hours. Face-to-Face Consultations allow you to work closely with a trained writing consultant.
Student studying on her computer

Online Consultations

Because many writers like face-to-face consultations but have complicated schedules, we also offer consultations online. Whether you choose to talk via text chat, audio chat, or video chat, online consultations enable you to have a real-time conversation with a consultant about your writing--from anywhere you have internet.
Student working on homework


For those writers who learn best from written feedback, we suggest sending your writing to us online and receiving eTutoring feedback. Though you do not have to meet in person or online, you will schedule a time with a consultant--so you know when to expect a response.
Students working in Capitol Federal Hall

Use our Appointment System

  1. Click the "Schedule An Appointment" button or simply log in to the appointment system.
  2. You will be asked to sign in with your KU ID. If you are not prompted to enter your KU ID, you may need to register.
  3. At the top of the sign-in box, select "Click here to register."
  4. You will subsequently be taken to the "Create a New Account" screen.
  5. Follow the prompts to create your new account. You will only need to follow these steps once. 

After these steps are completed and you are registered within our system, you can easily access the appointment system by signing in with your registered email and password.

To make an appointment, enter our appointment system by clicking one of the 'Schedule an Appointment' buttons on our website and sign in with your KU Online ID and password.

  1. Within the appointment system, you will see a drop-down menu at the top of the webpage. Click on that menu to see the options.
  2. Select the appointment type that works best for your schedule and purpose. 
  3. Appointment boxes are color-coded. White boxes indicated available times. Blue boxes indicate unavailable times. Select a white box.
  4. Fill out the form detailing your assignment, where you are in the writing process, and what you would like to work on in that appointment.
  5. Once you have completed this, click "Save Appointment."
  1. To cancel an appointment, go to your appointment time (indicated by a yellow box) within the appointment system.
  2. Double left click on that yellow box.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up information form and select "Cancel This Appointment."
  4. You will receive an email confirming the cancelation.