Using WCOnline

New! Download PDFs of the instructions on this page for easy access. The PDFs also contain screenshots of WCOnline to help you locate the different menus. 

WCOnline is the scheduling system for undergraduate consultations using Zoom or written feedback. This page provides instructions for registering for an account, scheduling a consultation, and attending a Zoom appointment using WCOnline.

If you have questions about using WCOnline, visit our FAQs for Undergraduates web page or email our UWCV Coordinator at [email protected].

If you are a graduate student, visit our UWC for Graduates web page for consultation information.


  • Registering for an Account

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    If you are new to the University Writing Center, you will need to register for an account before scheduling a consultation with us.

    If you have used UWC services in the past, it is likely that you already have an account (set up by us, for past record-keeping purposes); instructions for updating your account are included in our Registering for an Account in WCOnline [PDF].

    To register for an account:

    1. Go to the EMU University Writing Center WCOnline website.
    2. Click on the Register for an account link in the left-hand column.
    3. Complete the form using your emich email address. Be sure to complete all of the required information, set your email and text messaging preferences, and complete the captcha form before moving on.
    4. Click on Complete Registration
  • Scheduling a Consultation

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    To either schedule a Zoom appointment or request written feedback (download PDF instructions with screenshots of WCOnline for making Zoom appointments or for making written feedback appointments):

    1. Go to the EMU University Writing Center WCOnline website.
    2. Log in using your emich email account and password. This will take you to the Written Undergraduate Summer 2021 schedule.
    3. If you would prefer a Zoom consultation rather than written feedback, click the down arrow next to the current date to reveal the drop-down menu and select the Zoom Undergraduate Summer 2021 schedule.
    4. Review the list of available consultants. Available consultants are listed according to their specialty and have white boxes next to their names. The specialties are as follows:
      • General Undergraduate Consulting: Choose a consultant with this specialty if you are working on an assignment for a class that does not fall into the categories below, or if you are working on a resume or graduate school application.
      • Med School Apps, Sciences, PSY: Choose a consultant with this specialty if you are working on medical school applications; classes in the hard sciences (biology, geology, etc.); or psychology.
      • Nursing: Choose a consultant with this specialty if you are working on an assignment for a nursing class.
      • Nursing; CHHS (HLAD, SWRK, DTC): Choose a consultant with this specialty if you are working on an assignment for a nursing class or any other class that is offered by the College of Health & Human Services (CHHS), such as health administration, social work, dietetics, public health, etc.
    5. Choose a consultant to work with and click into a white box next to their name. For Zoom appointments, these white boxes are associated with times; you will be able to schedule appointments up to 90 minutes before it is scheduled to begin. For written feedback, these white boxes are labeled as "slots" and are not associated with a specific time of day. A pop-up window labeled "Create New Appointment" will appear.
    6. Complete the Create New Appointment form. Be sure to complete all required questions and to upload your Word document or share your Google document for written feedback requests.
    7. Click Create Appointment. Your window will confirm that the appointment has been created and show you a summary of your responses.
    8. Click on Close Window.
  • Attending a Zoom Appointment

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    To attend a scheduled Zoom appointment:

    1. When it is time for your appointment, go to the EMU University Writing Center WCOnline website.
    2. Log in using your emich email account and WCOnline password. This will take you to the Written Undergraduate Summer 2021 schedule.
    3. Hover over the white down arrow next to the "Welcome, [Your Name]" message on the left of the screen. A menu of options will appear.
    4. Hover over My Appointments. A list of your upcoming appointments will appear in a menu to the right.
    5. Click on the correct date and time of the appointment.
    6. Click on the Zoom room link next to LOCATION:, in the gray box that provides the Staff/Resource biography. This will take you to your consultant's Zoom room, where they will admit you for your appointment.

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