Policies

Cancellations

You may cancel your Writing Center appointment through the online scheduler up to 24 hours before your appointment.  If you need to cancel within 24 hours of your appointment start-time, call 212-854-8941 immediately, or email writing@barnard.edu. If you do not hear back from the Writing Center, it means we have not yet received your message by the time of the appointment -- this is fine; the Fellow will call you at the appointment time and you can let them know that you will not be able to attend the conference.

Please note that if you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, it will be counted as a "No-Show" (see bottom for more info about No-Shows).  Exceptions may be made if you have an emergency and have notified Katy Lasell (212-854-8941; klasell@barnard.edu) before your appointment time.

Arriving Late

Writing Fellows almost always use the full hour alotted to each appointment.  Please plan to be on time, if not a few minutes early.  Similarly, do not make an appointment if you have to leave early for another commitment -- plan to put aside the full hour.

If you are 5 minutes late for your appointment, the Writing Fellow will call you to confirm whether you are still coming.  If you have not arrived 10 minutes after the start time of your appointment, the Writing Fellow will begin calling students from the Waitlist, and you will be marked as a No-Show.

No-Shows

If you do not show up to your appointment in the Writing Center, or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, it is counted as a "No-Show."  If you are marked as a No-Show, you will not be permitted to use the Writing Center for the remainder of the week.  If you have 2 No-Shows in one semester, you will not be permitted to use the Writing Center for the remainder of the semester.