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Writing Center

Writing Center and Speaking Center Services

At APU’s Writing Center, you can get free assistance with any writing project, at any stage of the process. Choose from one-on-one, group, remote, or in-class workshop options. The Writing Center is available to students (undergraduate through doctoral), faculty, and staff across APU’s campuses, including regional locations.

You can also polish your public speaking, presentation writing, and delivery with the Speaking Center.

If you’re looking for course- or subject-specific help, swing by the APU Tutoring Center. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Writing Center Workshops

We offer a variety of in-class workshops. If you would like a coach to present a writing or speaking topic workshop, fill out our Writing Center Service Request Form.

Scheduling an Appointment

Make your writing or speaking appointment through TutorTrac by following the instructions below:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in with your APU ID username ([email protected]) and password.
  3. Click “Search Availability” on the left side of the screen.
  4. Using the Center dropdown option, select “Writing Center.”
  5. Using the Section dropdown option, select:
    • Writing: Your Academic Level or
    • “Speaking Center”
  6. Using the Location dropdown option, select the location where you’d like to meet.
  7. Click “Search” (you do not need to alter the days and times, as they’re automatically set).
  8. The new web page will show available coaches and times; select the one that works best for you. If appointments do not show up, try selecting a different location, as availability may vary based on location.
  9. Enter contact info (required).
  10. In the Notes section, describe what you want to work on with your coach and paste a link to your assignment.
  11. Click “Save.”

Staff are available to assist you with questions via email at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions 

You can have up to two appointments per week.

Yes, but we ask that you come in on a different day than your scheduled appointments.
Yes, but you will need to sign out and then sign back in between sessions so the system doesn’t mark you absent for the second session.
When you schedule your session, include a note for your coach about what you want to work on. Come prepared with your books, notes, and any other study materials you need.

If you know that you can’t make your appointment, notify the Writing Center as soon as possible.

  • If it is more than 1 hour before your appointment, you can cancel through TutorTrac. You can also contact us at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3141, or [email protected].
  • If it is less than 1 hour before your appointment, call or email us. This will be counted as a “late cancellation.”
Yes, coaching is 100% free to all APU students.
Appointments are available in person on APU’s East Campus (Marshburn Library, Room 134) and West Campus (Segerstrom Science Center, Room 170), and online.
No. Meeting with or contacting your coach outside of your appointment times is prohibited and may result in restricted access to future scheduling. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, contact the Writing Center staff.
You can book an appointment up until one hour before it starts.
Yes! All regional location students are eligible for remote appointments. Just select “online” under the “location” dropdown menu when booking your appointment.