Make an Appointment
Students may make an appointment for one-on-one collaboration and instruction with a GCC tutor during any of our available hours. Appointments are typically 50 minutes long. You may make same-day appointments, or you can schedule an appointment up to two weeks before you would like to work with a tutor. CMU faculty, staff, and sponsored accounts may make same-day appointments only. We are located on the first floor of Hunt library.
Our hours for Fall 2013 are Monday & Thursday 11:00am-8:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am-7:00pm and Sunday 5pm-8pm . We are located on the first floor of the Hunt library.
Upload your Draft Two Hours before your Appointment
When you schedule an appointment, you will be asked to provide:
• a copy of your most current draft
• a copy of the assignment prompt (or instructions) for the project that you are working on
• (optional) a model essay, which may be a sample project that your instructor has handed out with the assignment or a course reading that reflects the type of assignment you are being asked to produce. The model essay helps our tutors prepare for your appointment and assists them in giving you the best advice possible for meeting your instructor's expectations.
You will receive a reminder approximately two hours before your appointment asking you to upload the most recent version of your draft. Tutors will read this draft before your appointment so they can decide what method of feedback will be most helpful to you and so the appointment can begin as soon as you arrive.
After you have completed your Appointment Form, you will be directed to a screen that states you have successfully made an appointment. Underneath that statement is where you can upload your assignments. Click on the "Click Here" link to uplaod your drafts.
If you do not have a draft ready by the time you are filling out your form, click on the yellow file folder underneath your name on the homepage. This file folder will open up a new box where you can upload assingments to your most recent appointment.
If you are having trouble uploading your attachment please email it to us and we will upload it manually and give it to your tutor.
For a visual representation of how to make an appointment please look over the powerpoint below!
Waitlist an Appointment
If the appointment time you want is booked, you may add yourself to the waitlist by clicking on the clock icon next to the date. You can then elect to be notified if there are any cancellations.
Our Cancelation and No-Show Policy
It is very important to us to serve as many students as possible. If you cancel an appointment without notice, you are taking up a resource that other students can be using. Therefore, appointments that are canceled less than two hours before the scheduled time, will be counted as a no-show. After two no-shows, students will be blocked from scheduling further appointments until they talk to the GCC Director.