The Writing Center provides free in-person appointments to all APU students, faculty, staff, and alumni at our East Campus, West Campus, High Desert Regional Campus, Inland Empire Regional Campus, and San Diego Regional Campus locations.

During your appointment, you will maintain authority over your paper. We will never tell you what to do. Instead, we will ask questions and offer assistance.

Be sure to bring the following if applicable:

  • a hard copy of your writing project
  • a copy of the assignment
  • notes and research materials

To make an appointment, visit our online schedule, register, log in, and select one of our Writing Center locations from the dropdown menu. White boxes on the schedule indicate open 15-minute slots. Select the day, time, and writing coach that work best for you and then fill out the appointment form completely. You can choose to make 30- or 45-minute appointments. You may also download detailed instructions about Participating in Online Appointments (PDF), Scheduling Online Appointments (PDF), and Scheduling In-Person Appointments (PDF).

Due to high demand, students are limited to two appointments per week and one appointment per day. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance so that another student can fill the appointment slot. Students who fail to cancel scheduled appointments in a timely manner three times will lose appointment privileges at the Writing Center for the remainder of the semester. Walk-ins will still be permitted.

For more information about in-person appointments, contact the Writing Center at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3141, or

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