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All University Writing Center sessions will be a combination of drop-in face-to-face sessions Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Founders Memorial Library, room 260 (if permitted) and virtual through the Tutor Matching Service schedule system.

Create an Account/Schedule an Appointment

Make an Appointment With a Writing Coach

  1. Create an account (using your zID or aID) and/or log in to the TMS system.
  2. Click on the red “Find a Tutor” button.
  3. Add “Northern Illinois University” to the school search filter and “Literature and Writing/Composition then Writing” to the subject search filter.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the filters column to search for availability.
  5. Click on one of the listed NIU tutors to find a specific time and book and your appointment.

Sessions and Policies

  • If you would like to make an appointment, you'll need to create an account using your NIU zID or aID email.
  • Once your account is set up, you can access the scheduling system to set up your 60-minute online appointments.
  • To better serve the entire NIU community, the UWC limits clients to one 60-minute appointment per day. Our staff will not respond to requests for additional sessions when they are designated unavailable or that are outside the center’s business hours.
  • Violation of these standards or abuse of the direct messaging feature will result in a suspension or even termination of your account.
  • When coming to your session, please be on time or a few minutes early (see our late policy).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the director at



Contact Us

Gail Jacky
University Writing Center
Founders Memorial Library 260

Make An Appointment