How to Schedule

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Written online consultations are available to all Miami writers for the summer semester.  You can read the full instructions on our written online appointments page, or watch HWC consultants explain the process in this short video.

Note: Written online consultations are not "live"--they involve no real-time interaction (through video, audio, or chat) between a writer and a consultant. Instead, writers upload their work prior to a consultation and consultants spend the scheduled consultation time responding to this work in writing. Writers then receive this written feedback over email.

Schedule Appointments

You have three options for scheduling an appointment:

If you want an appointment for 4 or more weeks, request a recurring appointment.

Need Help? Call 513-529-6100.

Scheduling and Cancellation Policies

  • Schedule 1 appointment per day, up to 2 days per week.
  • If you need to cancel, you should do so at least 2 hours before your appointment time, or your appointment will be marked as a "no-show." After 2 "no-shows," you can still use our services, but you will need to schedule these appointments in-person or by phone, as you will be blocked from using our scheduling platform for the remainder of the semester.

Canceling an Appointment

Please cancel your appointment at least 2 hours before your appointment time. To do so,

  1. In your WCOnline account, select the drop-down menu under your name in the top left corner.
  2. Hover over "My Appointments" and select the appointment you wish to cancel.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of your appointment form and click "Cancel This Appointment" in red. 

Joining the Waiting List

If you cannot find an open appointment that fits your schedule, you can use our scheduling platform's waiting list. Once you put your name on our waiting list, you will be emailed if an appointment becomes available. 

  1. On the WCOnline scheduling grid, click "waiting list" on the lower right-hand corner of the date when you would like an appointment.  
  2. Enter your email and the range of times you are available, and click "add to waiting list." 


The Howe Writing Center is committed to helping provide accommodations for all Miami writers who have scheduled writing center consultations. To request an accommodation, or to inquire about the accommodations we can provide (i.e., viewing or accessing materials in alternative formats, using assistive technologies during an in-person consultation), please contact Dr. Lizzie Hutton ( at least 2 business days prior to your consultation. Know that we are also happy to collaborate with the Miller Center in providing such accommodations.