Frequently Asked Questions

How often can I meet with a writing or speaking coach?

You can have up to two appointments per week.

Can I have a walk-in appointment if I’ve already had two booked appointments?

Yes, but we ask that you come in on a different day than your scheduled appointments.

Can I sign up for two writing or speaking sessions back to back?

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.

What should I bring/prepare for a writing or speaking 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.

What do I do if I can’t make my appointment?

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
  • If it is less than 1 hour before your appointment, call or email us. This will be counted as a “late cancellation.”

Are writing and speaking coaching free?

Yes, coaching is 100% free to all APU students.

Where do writing and speaking sessions take place?

Appointments are available in person on APU’s East Campus (Marshburn Library, Room 134) and West Campus (Segerstrom Science Center, Room 170), and online.

Can I meet with my writing or speaking coach outside of scheduled appointments?

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.

How late can I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment up until one hour before it starts.

Can I book an appointment if I’m a student at a regional location?

Yes! All regional location students are eligible for remote appointments. Just select “online” under the “location” dropdown menu when booking your appointment.

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