Pierce College Writing Center - Terms of Service Agreement

Last updated May 3, 2016

  • I will be a courteous and respectful presence in the Writing Center, to both staff and students.
  • I understand that writing tutors will help me learn strategies to become a better writer, but will not do my work for me.
  • I will get in touch with the Writing Center at least 2 hours ahead of time if I need to cancel a pre-booked appointment.
  • I will follow the attendance policies and procedures of the Writing Center as outlined below.

Attendance Policies and Procedures of the Writing Center

  • Students must be registered in the Writing Center booking system (WCOnline) and agree to the Terms of Service Agreement in order to use the services of the Writing Center.
  • Students are entitled to a up to two hours of booked appointments per week and up to two drop-in appointments per day.
  • Appointments are based on a 50-minute academic hour. Half-hour appointments are 25 minutes.
  • Students are allowed four cancellations or two no-shows per quarter before no longer being entitled to pre-booked appointments for the remainder of that quarter. Cancellations must be made at least 2 hours before the appointment or they will be considered no-shows.

Exceptions to any of the above policies will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Manager of the Writing Center.