Make an Appointment
How to Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, you'll need to register for an account with our online scheduling website.
- Click “Register for an account”
- Fill out the Registration Form (Must use @UNO or @UNMC email)
To make appointments:
- Log in to WCONLINE
- Find a day/time that works for you; white boxes are available appointments
- Click on a white box
- Complete the Appointment Form; make sure to click “Save Appointment”
- You will receive an email confirmation and a reminder prior to your appointment
- You will need to log-in, click on your appointment (will be red), and then click "Start or Join Online Consultation" at your designated appointment time.
We strive to have our online sessions offer the same quality assistance as in-person sessions. However, there are some challenges with online sessions, including technical difficulties. If you experience issues with our scheduling system before or during a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org We will work around such issues as best we can.
If possible, schedule a full hour appointment. At your appointment time--or shortly before--log into our system and join your session by clicking your appointment time and START OR JOIN ONLINE CONSULTATION. You will have the option of using audio/video; make sure you have a working webcam, microphone, and high-speed internet connection if enabling audio/video.
Because online sessions take place within and utilize our online schedule system, you will not need Skype, IM, Google, or any other platform/software. As with face-to-face appointments, both the consultant and client are present during the entire appointment for online appointments. Writers may upload writing prior to appointments; this is intended to help both consultant and writer access that writing during appointments. Consultants will not read writing in advance.
During your appointment, the consultant will write comments within the text and in the “chat” column on the screen. These comments will be available for you to refer to after your appointment.
Our appointment schedule is available for the entire semester; make your appointments as far in advance as possible. The schedule fills up as the semester progresses. We also recommend making hour-long appointments when possible. Extending half-hour appointments during peak times of the semester is challenging.
Client Report Forms
Writing consultants summarize sessions and offer advice via Client Report Forms. These are intended to help writers as they revise. Consultants are happy to send reports to instructors, advisors, parents, etc. upon request. To have a report shared, select “Yes” on your appointment form and include the full email address (or addresses). If you do not receive a client report form via email, please contact the UNO Writing Center.