Writing Center

What We Do

The Writing Center, part of the Undergraduate Writing Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, provides writing support to undergraduate and graduate students. In one-on-one consultations and workshops, our consultants offer feedback and strategies to help you improve at every stage of your writing, from brainstorming to final drafts. Learn more about what happens in a Writing Center consultation, or review these frequently asked questions.

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Who is Eligible?

We will work with any currently-enrolled Columbia University undergraduate or graduate student with the following exceptions of schools who maintain their own institutional writing centers: Barnard, Teachers College, and School of Social Work. However, students in these schools may utilize our resources if they are taking a Columbia course not offered through their schools.

Repeating Appointments

We offer 6-week repeating appointments each semester to the following Columbia writers: international students, thesis and dissertation writers, first-generation college students, Mellon Mays fellows, Justice in Education students, military veterans, Pell Grant recipients, and those referred by the Office of Disability Services. We have a limited number of repeating appointments to offer and typically run out of availability after the first two weeks of the semester — so eligible students should put in their request as soon as possible.

Repeating Appointment Request Form

Want to Know More?

Contact the Writing Center at writingcenter@columbia.edu.

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