Make an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment at the the Howe Center for Business Writing (HCBW), or any of our other Howe Writing Center sites, through our appointment system in WCOnline. Before making an appointment, you must create a user ID. If you have previously made an appointment with the writing centers in King, Peabody, or B.E.S.T, you already have a WCOnline account. Otherwise, you will need to create an account. To do so, visit and complete the registration form here:

If you are an international student who would like specific feedback about sentence-level issues in your writing (e.g. word choice and grammar), you may also make an appointment at the English Language Learner Writing Center (ELLWC). The ELLWC offers writing consultations in the same suite as the HCBW (FSB 3064), as well as at Peabody Hall.”

Scheduling an Appointment:

  • Please visit On the login page (or once logged in), make sure to select your preferred site (e.g. "HCBW FSB 3064") from the drop-down menu. (When logging in, this drop-down menu is located directly underneath the text boxes where you enter your name and password. When looking at the schedule itself, this drop-down menu is located along the top of the daily grid.) 
  • In the scheduling grid, available times appear white. Simply click on your preferred available time to create your appointment.
  • Appointments in the writing center are scheduled on the hour, and last 45 minutes each.