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Schedule an Appointment

Go to WCOnline to schedule an appointment


The Writing Center shares a web-based scheduling program called WCOnline with other Academic Services located in the Hedberg Library. Using this program, clients can log in and schedule Writing Center appointments without having to call or send email requests.

Create An Account


To book appointments at the Writing Center, you will first create an account in WCOnline. This is the website we use for the Academic Support offices’ appointments. Creating an account is easy to do and we will help you do so when your College Success Seminar visits the Writing Center. If you are unable to attend that day, follow these steps to set up your account:

  • Click “Register for an Account”
  • Complete the registration form using your email address
  • We suggest you use the same password you use for email and other Carthage programs to make it easy to remember.
  • You are now able to log in and book appointments for both the Writing Center and Testing Center.

If you need assistance, please stop by the Writing Center or the Hedberg Library Information Desk during open hours.


Due to a system update, all returning students will need to update their passwords with WCOnline before accessing the Writing Center or Testing Center scheduling system. This is easy to do and requires only a few steps:

  • Click “Reset Your Password”
  • Enter your email address (including and click “Reset Password”
  • Check your email for a message from Academic Services with a reset link. Click on that link.
  • Check your email for another message from Academic Services with a temporary password.
  • Log in to WCOnline with your email address (including and the temporary password that was emailed to you.
  • Once logged in, you should change your password to something permanent by going to your profile in WCOnline.

Please note that updating your WCOnline Password does not update any other Carthage password, so we recommend using the same password you use for email and other Carthage programs.

Thank you for helping us keep your personal information secure! If you need assistance, please stop by the Writing Center or the Hedberg Library Information Desk during open hours.

Book An Appointment

  • Start at the login page: Log in using your Carthage username (include “”) and the password you chose when you created your account.
  • Choose the Writing Center Schedule from the “CHOOSE A SCHEDULE” drop down menu, then click the “Log In” box.
  • Immediately after login, you will see the Writing Center schedule, with tutors’ names on the left side and openings for appointments in white. Click on a white space and fill in your appointment information in the new window. IMPORTANT: Be sure you know your professor’s name and correct email address when you make your appointment, as these fields are required. After completing the appointment information, remember to click on the “Save Appointment Button.”
  • Once you have saved your appointment time, you will see a message that your appointment was created successfully (or an error message if it was not created successfully). You will also receive an email confirmation of your appointment immediately after you schedule your appointment, and a reminder email the night before your appointment. 
  • If you need to change or cancel an appointment, please do so as far in advance as possible so that others may use that time slot. You may cancel your own appointment up to 8 hours before it is scheduled. If you need to cancel with less than 8 hours notice, please call 262-551-5755 or email the Writing Center at and a Writing Fellow will be happy to help you. 

Of course, you may still call, email, or drop-in to request an appointment. A Writing Fellow will be happy to help you. 

What to Bring to Your Appointment

When you come to your appointment, please bring the following:

  • a copy of the assignment description and requirements
  • a copy of the assignment description and requirements
  • a copy of what you are writing (if you’ve begun writing - it’s OK if you haven’t)
  • any texts you are using to support your writing
  • a willingness to receive feedback and a desire to talk about your writing

No-show Policy/Cancelling Appointments through WCOnline

Clients who miss two appointments in a single semester without canceling may be unable to schedule Writing Center sessions for the remainder of that semester.

WCOnline allows clients to cancel their own appointments online up to 60 minutes prior to a scheduled session. 

See you in the Writing Center!

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