Can Faculty Refer Students to the WRC?

(To schedule a referral appointment, please refer to the Student Referral Program page.)

Faculty and staff are always welcome to refer students to the WRC for additional writing support outside the classroom. We’ve put together a Student Referral Program specifically for those students that you feel could benefit from weekly, recurring appointments with the same WRC tutor for the remainder of the semester. During these appointments, your students agree to:

  • participate actively each week in a consultation with an assigned WRC tutor.
  • bring assignments, related course materials (as well as any of your feedback or peer feedback), research, and writing to every consultation.
  • write, revise, and practice between appointments.
  • forfeit referral privileges if they miss two appointments or cancel three.
  • arrive on time for appointments.
  • share a copy of the weekly WRC "Client Report Form" with you.
  • give us feedback before, during, or after each session. If the tutor has been particularly helpful in some way, or if students were dissatisfied with some aspect of their experience, we encourage them to email us at wrchelp@uncc.edu.
  • check their UNC Charlotte email often for any changes regarding the referral.*

*In the event a student's scheduled tutor is unable to meet, we make every possible effort to schedule an appointment time with an available tutor. It is rare that we have to cancel appointments due to unforeseen circumstances, but if we do, students will be notified via their UNC Charlotte email as soon as possible.

Can the WRC Help Me With an Exam?

Both UNC Charlotte and the WRC take issues related to academic integrity very seriously. (To learn more about this policy, please read UNC Charlotte's Code of Student Academic Integrity.) Your program and/or instructor may expect you to work independently on specific projects like term exams or take-home finals and may not allow any outside help. Therefore, you must obtain permission from your instructor before bringing exams or tests into the WRC.

By scheduling an appointment on our online scheduler (uncc.mywconline.com) or by seeking a walk-in appointment, you agree that the work you will bring into the WRC falls into one of the following categories:

  1. Your work is not considered an exam or test.
  2. Your work is an exam or test, but your instructor has given you permission to receive outside help on it.

If you are uncertain whether your work is an exam or test, you must consult your instructor before seeking help from the WRC.

Do I Have To Make an Appointment?

Making an appointment is the best way to guarantee that a tutor will be available to see you. It is possible to get a walk-in session, but clients who make an appointment in advance will be seen before walk-in clients. To ensure that you don’t have to wait to be seen (or have to come back another day), we recommend that you make an appointment through our online scheduler (uncc.mywconline.com).

How Do I Access Zoom for My Appointment?

If you make a video conferencing appointment, you’ll meet with your tutor via the Zoom video conferencing software. Zoom is part of the UNC Charlotte NinerNET system, so you are able to log-in with your existing NinerNET account. This is a great choice for clients who want to meet face-to-face, but can’t physically make it to the WRC.

To read more about video conferencing tutoring, visit the Video Conferencing page.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

All of our appointments are scheduled through our online scheduling software. You can follow these directions to make an appointment:

  1. Go to uncc.mywconline.com.
  2. Register for an account using your UNC Charlotte email address.
  3. Log in, using the email address and password you just registered with.
  4. Select the schedule for your preferred WRC location from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click on any white box, which indicates an open appointment. The Appointment Form will open in a pop-up window.
  6. In the “Meet Online?” section, choose what type of appointment you’d like from the drop down menu: face-to-faceWebEx, or e-tutoring.
  7. Fill out the rest of the Appointment Form.
  8. Click Save Appointment at the bottom of the page.
  9. Check the schedule to ensure that the white box you chose has turned gold. This indicates that your appointment has been saved.
  10. Log out.

After logging out, you will receive an email confirmation of your appointment.

Note: WRC appointments begin on the hour and last up to 45 minutes. If you’re running more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be marked as a no-show and may be given to a walk-in who is waiting to be seen.

What Are the Appointment Rules?

You can schedule up to three appointments per week, which applies collectively to all WRC locations. If you would like additional sessions, you can come into the WRC as a walk-in. If you miss an appointment earlier in the day, you’ll have to wait until the next day to schedule another appointment. However, you may come in for a walk-in spot that same day.

If you miss two appointments in a single semester, you will only be able to come in for walk-in sessions for the remainder of that semester. You will also be limited to two walk-ins per week.

Note: WRC tutors fill out a report after each appointment, which is automatically sent to you via your UNC Charlotte email. You can share this report with any instructors who may request it. If you need another copy of the report, please email us at wrchelp@uncc.edu.

What Are Walk-ins?

Walk-ins are clients who did not schedule an appointment by choice, who were unable to schedule an appointment because of a full schedule, or who already scheduled three appointments in the same week. If you come into the WRC as a walk-in, you may have to wait for a tutor to become available, since clients with appointments are always seen first. If a tutor is available, you’ll have to register in the system before the appointment takes place.

Walk-ins may also receive the unused minutes from another client's appointment within the same hour. However, you may only walk in until 40 minutes past the hour. After that, you’ll have to wait until the next hour to try again.

All appointments, regardless of start time, end at 45 minutes past the hour. Walk-ins who have already received an appointment on the same day must wait ten minutes past the hour to see if anyone else takes the appointment first.

What Is the Difference Between E-tutoring and Video Conferencing Appointments?

Both e-tutoring and WebEx are online appointments. Here are the descriptions of each appointment type:


If you make an e-tutoring appointment, you’ll upload a copy of your writing to the online scheduling system (uncc.mywconline.com) for a tutor to review. During the hour you booked for a session, the tutor will take a look at your writing and send you a feedback letter by the end of the hour. You don’t actually have to be present for the session, which makes this a great choice for clients who have busy schedules. If you need directions for uploading a document for review, visit our E-tutoring page.

Video Conferencing

If you make a video conferencing appointment, you’ll meet with your tutor via the Zoom video conferencing software. Zoom is part of the UNC Charlotte NinerNET system, so you are able to log-in with your existing NinerNET account. This is a great choice for clients who want to meet face-to-face, but can’t physically make it to the WRC.

To read more about video conferencing tutoring, visit the Video Conferencing page.

General FAQs

How Can the WRC Help Me?

The WRC is here to help you at any stage of the writing process for any subject (whether academic or personal). Our tutors can help you understand an assignment sheet, brainstorm, or even begin drafting an outline. If you’ve started writing but haven’t completed your first draft, we can give you feedback on direction and incorporating additional content. If you’ve already finished writing, we can give you some tips for revising or proofreading. Our goal is to help teach you to identify and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, help you find answers, and help you learn how to research, write, revise, and proofread on your own. We want you to become a better writer by learning how to improve the quality of your writing overall, not just to improve the quality of one specific paper.

All UNC Charlotte students are encouraged to use the WRC for writing assistance, regardless of class level distinction or experience. Not a student? Not a problem! Any UNC Charlotte faculty or staff can also receive writing assistance from the WRC. All you need is a UNC Charlotte email address to register.

What about AP credit?

A score of  4 or 5 on the AP Language and Composition exam will give you credit for UWRT 1103. This means you have completed your General Education First-Year Writing requirement at UNC Charlotte and do not need any further UWRT courses.

What are the First-Year Writing Courses?

1) One 4-hour hybrid course:

UWRT 1104 in the fall or spring of your first year (4 credit hours)

(3 hours face-to-face and 1 hour online instruction)


2) One 3-hour face-to-face course:

UWRT 1103 in the fall or spring of your first year (3 credit hours)

What if I am an International Student or my first language is not English?

The First-Year Writing Program provides an opportunity for International students whose first language is not English to enroll in WRDS classes with a global emphasis.

Please email Dr. Jan Rieman for more information.

What if I’m a transfer student with WRDS credit?

Your transcript on Banner will show what credits you’ve received from previous institutions. Transfer students have the same first-year writing requirements as new freshmen. If you transfer in credit for WRDS 1103 or WRDS 1104,  you have completed your General Education first-year writing requirement at UNC Charlotte and do not need any further WRDS courses. 

If you transfer in with 64 hours or more credit hours from a U.S. institution, you will be exempt from meeting the first-year writing requirement for General Education. Please check with your advisor about your transfer credits, but always feel free to write and ask us questions about your transfer writing credits.   

Which WRDS courses should I take?

The first-year writing curriculum is designed to meet a variety of student needs, and one course is no better or harder than the other. They are just different. Both have the same learning outcomes and our entire faculty teach combinations of both courses offered.

WRDS placement is determined by high school performance, SAT and ACT scores. Check your Advising Transcript on Banner for your WRDS Placement code.

WR04 = WRDS 1104

WR03 = WRDS 1103

Who do I contact if I want my transfer credit evaluated?

Contact the Director of First-Year Writing, Dr. Angela Mitchell.