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The Writing Center at American University

The Writing Center at American University offers free, peer-based writing support for all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. In 45-minute consultations, writing consultants meet with students to provide insight and feedback on your writing in order to improve the work at hand as well as strengthen your own writing and editing abilities.

Click here to learn more about us & our services.

Statement on Linguistic Justice 

The Writing Center at American University acknowledges the racial history upon which the university systems, structures and rules in which we teach and learn were built. We reject discrimination, intolerance and racism in all of their manifestations. We reject bias based on visible and perceived identity and all forms of linguistic supremacy and discrimination. We strive instead to create and maintain a safer and more inclusive space for our community and those with whom we work. We acknowledge that language and identity are intertwined and honor the value and the power of all World Englishes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

All appointments are scheduled and managed through WC Online. We also use this platform to host our online sessions.

Video tutorial: Click here for a tutorial on creating an account and utilizing the platform.

About WC Online: WC Online allows you to see which use which consultants are available and when, read their bios, and schedule and manage your appointments. Online sessions are also accessed here. Depending on semester availability, you can access different academic support tutoring branches Academic Support tutoring. You will first need to register for an account to use these services. It can be reached at

Drop-In Appointments: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept drop-in appointments. All appointments must be scheduled in advance through WC Online.

The Writing Center is located on the 3rd floor of Butler Pavilion, Room 310. If you need additional assistance, you can speak to the receptionist at the front desk.

The Writing Center can also be contacted by phone during business hours at 202-885-3360 or by email at

All currently enrolled undergraduate & graduate students are welcome at the Writing Center, no matter your academic, cultural or linguistic background.

Click here to read more about our efforts in diversity, inclusion, and equity.

All students are welcome at the Writing Center, especially our international friends! Our consultants are not language or grammar instructors, but can still be an asset to you as you learn U.S. academic writing norms and develop your language & writing skills.

Click here to read more about services for international students.

The Writing Center does not advise students on career writing (resumes, application letters, CVs, or cover letters) as our specialty is in academic writing. However, the AU Career Center will be happy to help you in this regard.

Click here to learn more about our Policies & Expectations.

The Writing Center is only as good as its team of talented writing consultants! Part-time positions are offered to current undergraduate and graduate students. We train and support our staff and set up a schedule that is right for them.

Interested in applying? Reach out to our staff at to learn more. In your inquiry, please include your area of study and the current year of your program. If you are an undergraduate student, please include whether you are eligible for federal work-study.

Summer Hours

Summer appointments are available by request. To request an appointment, email the Writing Center at

Appointments are available from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, Monday to Friday, and must be requested one full business day in advance. In your email, please include multiple options for dates and times that you can meet.

Graduate Student Information

The Writing Center is proud to provide support to our graduate student body. We employ grad consultants from across academic fields to help you adjust to graduate-level coursework, further push and develop your skills, and provide sustained feedback for larger projects.

Faculty & Staff Information

The Writing Center also works with faculty & staff to provide information, workshops, and resources for their students. Click here for our Faculty & Staff Information page.

Contact Us:
Location: Butler Pavilion, Room 310
Phone: 202-885-3360
For departmental inquiries, please contact our director Neisha-Anne Green at