Appointment with a Writing Specialist or Tutor

Key Policies for Appointments with Writing Specialists and Tutors:

  • Although specialist appointments are scheduled for 45-50 minutes, tutor appointments could go as long as 60 minutes.
  • Appointments are limited to 1 per day and 10 per quarter for Specialists and unlimited for Tutors.
  • Students who do not show up to their appointment will be blocked from making appointments for 48 hours.
  • Students can book appointments up to 72 hours in advance (not including holidays and weekends)

If you want help on your graduate school personal statement, you can ONLY book your appointment on the Graduate School Personal Statement calendar. You may also use this calendar to book for transfer essays along with program application essays (e.g., the UC transfer application). If you book on the Appointment with a Writing Specialist or Tutor calendar, your appointment may be cancelled. Note: Personal statements for UCD classes (e.g., UWP 104) are still okay on the general writing appointment calendar but clarify which class you need help with.

Due to AATC and University policy, you should not misrepresent yourself on the calendar (e.g., signing up for a graduate school statement on the Online Writing Appointment calendar and saying it is for a scholarship or booking an appointment for a friend using your account). Using your account in this way could result in consequences that limit your access to our system.

First time making an appointment?

You must click and read through our detailed Guide to Online Tutoring

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