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Welcome to the COM Writing Center!

Please note: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10th is the last day we will be open for appointments this semester. Due to high demand, we are limiting students to 3 synchronous appointments next week. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

We’re offering two types of ONLINE appointments this fall:

A synchronous appointment is a tutoring session in real time.

  • You and a tutor will discuss your writing at your scheduled appointment. You can ask the tutor questions and receive feedback directly.
  • All appointments are listed in Eastern Daylight Time. Please arrive a few minutes early for your appointment so that it can start promptly. 

An asynchronous appointment is not a live online tutoring session.

  • You’ll upload your paper in advance and receive written feedback from a tutor sometime on the day of your appointment "slot."
  • While we don't proofread or edit papers, we will point out and address repeated errors or style issues.
  • This kind of appointment is convenient if you’re living outside BU’s time zone, or you’re otherwise unavailable when we offer synchronous appointments.

Please be sure to select the correct schedule for the appointment type you want. 

Feel free to make an appointment with any of our tutors, even if they're in a different program than you. They're all available to help you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Thank you for your patience and flexibility at this time. Stay safe and be well!

To make an online appointment, please do the following (on the left):

  • The first time, click “Register for an account,” use your BU email address, create a new password just for this site, and fill out a brief online form.
  • To log in after that, just type in your email address and password.
  • Please note: Before you enter the site to make an appointment, you must select either the synchronous or asynchronous fall schedule. Please choose the right one for your needs.
  • Next, you will select a tutor, date, and time from your chosen schedule. Click on the corresponding appointment block, fill out a brief online form, and upload your paper.

To begin your synchronous session (when it is time), click on your appointment block on the schedule and hit the "start online consultation" button.

If you must cancel your session, please do so at least 3 hours prior to the start time.

Having trouble logging in? Enter your email address below and then click "Reset Password." The system will immediately email you with instructions for changing your password. If you do not receive that email in a few minutes, please check your spam filter.

Receiving unwanted text messages from this system? This system can send appointment reminder and waiting list notifications via text message, but only if a cell phone number and carrier is entered by a client when creating or updating an account on the system.

If you have an account on the system, log in to edit your profile and modify your cell phone preferences. If you do not have an account on this system, it's possible that your cell phone number was entered accidentally. Fill out the form below to remove your number immediately.