How to Schedule

To schedule an appointment with a Howe Writing Center consultant, you’ll need to create an account and log in to WCOnline. WCOnline is the scheduling and management platform we use at the Howe Writing Center (HWC).

In your WCOnline account, you’ll be taken to a page that shows a scheduling grid arranged by date, time, and our consultants’ names. The default schedule on WCOnline will show our in-person hours in King Library. To look for availability at other sites and modalities, click on the drop-down "schedule" menu in the upper right hand corner of the page. White boxes in the grid indicate available appointments. Dark green boxes in the grid indicate appointments that are currently taken. Clicking on a white box will take you to an appointment page, which we ask you to fill out in detail.

If you have any questions about scheduling an appointment with us, please contact HWC Center Manager Kate Francis ( 

Make an Appointment

Choose a day and time to meet with a Howe consultant by visiting our scheduling platform, WCOnline.


Common Questions

What different kinds of appointments do you offer?

Most consultations are offered as on-campus appointments. You’ll meet one-to-one with a Howe Writing Center consultant in our King Library, Peabody Hall, or Farmer School of Business locations. We follow all campus health and safety guidance and regularly clean our consulting spaces.

For those who would rather meet with a consultant virtually, live online appointments are available. These consultations take place in real-time via video conferencing. You’ll use video, audio, chat, and a shared whiteboard to discuss your writing.

Written Online Appointments are available for all Miami students. To schedule, select an appointment time, upload your writing document(s), and complete the detailed appointment form. There is no live interfacing with your consultant. The consultant reads and responds to your work, returning written feedback shortly after the end of your appointment time.

Can I schedule more than 1 appointment?

Sure. You may schedule 1 appointment per day and up to 2 appointments per week.

For 3 appointments or fewer, just make the appointments each individually. If you would like to sign up for once-a-week appointments with the same consultant for 4 or more weeks, you might also consider requesting a recurring appointment.

What if I can't find an appointment that works for me?

We have a waiting list on WCOnline for just this reason. Here’s how to add yourself to it:

  1. On the WCOnline scheduling grid, click "waiting list" in 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, then click "add to waiting list”

We move through the waiting list on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will be emailed if an appointment becomes available. Remember, Written Online Appointments do not require you to be present during the appointment time. You'll just need to have your materials uploaded by the appointment time.

How do I cancel my appointment?

We understand that things happen and sometimes you might not be able to make your scheduled appointment. We kindly request that you cancel your appointment in advance if you know you can’t attend. We often have a waiting list for appointments, so by cancelling you are enabling another writer to take your spot.

Here's how to cancel:

  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.

If you do not attend your appointment and you did not cancel in advance, then the appointment will be marked as “missed.” This has implications for our cancellation policy (see next dropdown).

Is there a cancellation policy?

Yes. If you know you won’t be able to make your appointment, we ask that you cancel it as soon as possible. If you do not attend your appointment and you did not cancel in advance, then the appointment will be marked as “missed.”

After 2 "missed” appointments, WCOnline will temporarily lock your account from making new appointments. You'll need to contact HWC Manager Kate Francis ( to restore your account. After Kate restores your account, you can go ahead and schedule your appointment.


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 writing center manager Kate Francis ( at least 2 business days prior to your consultation. We are also happy to collaborate with the Miller Center in providing such accommodations. If you use a screen reader, check out our web guide on how screen readers function within the Live Online consulting space

Spring 2024 Hours

January 29 - Feb 4: 

  • King Library, 1st Floor: Monday- Friday, 11-5, Sunday 2-5

February 5 - May 12:

  • King Library, 1st Floor: Monday-Friday, 11-8, Friday 2-8
  • Howe Center for Business Writing (FSB 2045): Monday & Tuesday evenings (new!), Thursday and Friday midday
  • Peabody 18 (in-person), Live Online and Written Online: Hours vary, check our schedule!