Scheduling a Writing Center Appointment
The best way to schedule an appointment is online. The Writing Center is funded to work with UMD undergraduate students only. UMD graduate students can request writing consultations from the Graduate School Writing Center here.
If you are new to our online scheduling system you will be prompted to a one-time-only registration. You can then view the schedule.
- Click on the open time slot that suits you best.
- Choose either 30 or 60 minutes for an appointment. If you are unsure how much time you will need, opt for 60 minutes.
Please have the following information available when scheduling:
- The day(s) and time(s) you would like an appointment
- The course number of the class in which the paper is assigned (e.g., ENGL 101)
On occasion, a scheduled appointment may be moved to another tutor for various reasons (e.g., a tutor is ill or delayed, or someone else requests a specific tutor). To request a specific tutor, simply check the box next to "Check if you prefer to only work with this tutor" when scheduling an appointment. Every attempt will be made to cover each scheduled appointment.
Please note that 3 missed appointments without prior cancellation will result in your account being disabled. If your account is disabled, you will not be able to schedule an appointment and must come to walk-in hours to be tutored.
How to Schedule An Appointment
The administrative team will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the Writing Center’s services are accessible to every student.
The Writing Center has a conference room available for group tutoring sessions.
American Sign Language interpreters are welcome to attend your tutoring session with you.
Bilingual tutors are available. Please check with the receptionist or an administrator for details.
An accessible cubicle is available for use at the main Writing Center location in 1205 Tawes Hall as well as in Mckeldin Library.