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Closed on Monday, April 15

The COM Writing Center will be closed on Monday, April 15, for the Patriots Day holiday.

Reduced tutoring availability during grad students' strike

The COM Writing Center remains open, with reduced staffing on some days due to the BU Graduate Workers Union strike. We will do our best to assist students as usual, but may have fewer tutors available. (All of our tutors are master's students.) The reduced staffing will continue as long as the strike continues.

The COM Writing Center is now open for the spring 2024 semester. Our hours this semester are Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm. We are closed on weekends and holidays.

All appointments are currently in-person; we may add some online appointments in future weeks.

Welcome to The COM Writing Center! The COM Writing Center has one objective: to help you become a better writer. Our clients often see great improvement in their writing, and they continue to come back time and again.

To make an appointment, please select a schedule on the left (or after you log in).

  • In-person appointments take place at the COM Writing Center (COM B27A). 
  • You can also choose an online appointment.  When it's time for your session to start, click on your appointment, click "Start or join online consultation" in the middle of the appointment form, and click "allow" to enable the website to access your camera and microphone. Your tutor will join you for this Zoom-like session.

Scheduling limits for the academic year:

  • Appointments last 30 minutes, but can be extended to 60 minutes using back-to-back appointments.
  • Each student is limited to 2 half-hour appointments per day and 4 half-hour appointments per week (from any schedule). 

Additional policies:

  • Please be ON TIME for in-person appointments. Tutors will wait up to 10 minutes for you to arrive, but if you have not begun the appointment at that point, it will be marked a "no-show." 
  • Please DO NOT schedule appointments for the same day that your paper is due. You might not have time to make edits to your paper after your appointment. 
  • Please DO NOT cancel appointments at the last minute. The system requires you to cancel an appointment at least 1 hour before the start time; otherwise, it will be marked as a "no-show."
  • Students with repeated "no-shows" will be restricted from making future appointments. Decisions regarding "no-shows" are at the discretion of the Writing Center.

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If you have any questions, please email us at


To create an account, click “Register for an account." Use your BU email address, create a new password, and fill out a brief online form.

To make an appointment: Log in using your BU email address & your password for this site. Next, select a tutor, date, and time from the schedule and click on the corresponding appointment block. Finally, just fill out the online form and upload your paper if you have selected an online appointment.