Graduate Student Services

We offer specialized services to support graduate students. Take advantage of our asynchronous online appointments, ongoing appointments for long-term projects, workshops, and graduate writing groups. Whatever your program or discipline, we’re happy to help you succeed.

Submitting your assignment for asynchronous review

Students working on computer

We know you are busy and can’t always make it to the center, so we’ve made it easier for you. Using the form below, you can submit your assignment and rubric to us and we will return it with commentary using our feedback form. Students should review this feedback form before submitting their work so they know what to expect from their asynchronous appointment. Please note that the writing center is not an editing service. We are happy to point out recurring grammatical or citation errors and provide resources to help you correct these errors on your own; however, we will not correct errors for you or return an edited paper.

Submissions will be returned to writers within two business days of receipt. Submissions received on Friday afternoon may not be returned until the following Tuesday. Assignments should be no longer than 15 pages, unless the director has made an exception. Projects longer than 15 pages may benefit from long-term writing support (see request form in next section).

Graduate students, faculty, and staff are allowed to use the asynchronous online appointment feature. Undergraduate students are not able to use this feature unless they receive special permission from the director.

The AU Writing Center will review asynchronous submissions Jan. 11 - May 3, with the exception of the following closures: Jan. 18, Feb. 11-12, March 11-12, and April 5-9. Submissions received during closures will be first in line to be reviewed when the Writing Center reopens. 

Submit your assignment!

If you have questions about this service, contact the director of the writing center, Dr. Candis Bond, at

Long-Term Writing Support

We understand that you may be working on long-term writing projects such as dissertations and articles. It can be helpful to work with the same person on a regular basis for these types of projects. Recurring appointments can take place in person or online based on your availability and preferences. 

Request long-term writing support

Writing Groups

writing groupWriting groups are a great way for graduate students to stay motivated and on task in a supportive community. Joining is easy and participating can take as little time as 10 minutes per week. These groups can take place in person or online. Submit your request to participate below. 

Join a Writing Group