Welcome to the COM Writing Center!

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

A synchronous appointment is a tutoring session in real time. You and a tutor will discuss your writing at your scheduled appointment, where you'll be able to ask questions and receive feedback directly. 

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." This kind of appointment is convenient if you’re living outside BU’s time zone, or you’re otherwise unavailable when we offer synchronous sessions. 

Please select the correct schedule for the appointment type you want. 

You can now make appointments through April 23rd. 

Please note: We don't proofread or edit papers, but we do point out and address repeated errors or style issues. 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 email us at

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


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. Choose the synchronous or asynchronous spring schedule. 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. 



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