Appointments can be scheduled in Fall – Spring Quarters Monday through Thursday, 9:30am to 6:30pm, Fridays 9:30am to 2:30pm.
In Summer Quarter, they are 9:30am to 2:30pm Mondays & Thursdays and 9:30am to 5:30pm Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Same-day drop-in visits are during all regular business hours.

To make an appointment for a day in the future

There are two ways to make an appointment:

Log in to Writing Lab QLess at or use the Writing Lab kiosk computer to make an appointment
Two ways to make an appointment: website or computer in the tutoring room
  • Enter name and identification information as prompted, including cell phone number.
  • Click on the “Schedule a FlexAppointment for another day and time” box.
  • Choose from the times available. Only one appointment can be reserved at a time.
  • Remember to click “Done” on the last page to set the appointment.
  • Provide your cell phone number to receive a reminder text message a day before your appointment time and messages to come to D204 at your appointment time.
  • Text “C” in reply to the first appointment confirmation message from QLess to cancel an appointment.

For same-day visits – not an appointment – three ways to get in line:

You can access QLess by texting "BC Writing Lab" to phone number: (310) 494-2718, going to, or using the Writing Lab kiosk computer
You can join the line by text, web, or using the computer in the room
  • After providing information in the sign-in page, click on the “Join the line to be seen as soon as possible” box.
  • Click “Done” on the last page to be added to the line.
  • You will get text messages about approximate wait times and when you are first in line.
  • If you are waiting in the Writing Lab, a tutor will call your name.

Questions? Comments? – Please contact the Writing Lab Chair, Cassie Cross, at

Last Updated November 12, 2020