ARC Appointments

Need help writing a paper, a scholarship essay, with time management, or learning strategies? Through one-on-one and group consultations, trained peer consultants can help you:

Read. Write. Learn... Better.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides free writing help and academic coaching to traditional undergraduate students and is located on the first floor of the Murdock Library.

Graduate and Adult Degree Programs students can get assistance from the Virtual Learning Center.

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Schedule an ARC Appointment

We offer 25- or 50-minute appointments during these hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 1-10 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon – 4 p.m.

The best way to schedule an appointment is through TracCloud, the ARC's online scheduling system.

Schedule Appointment with TracCloud

TracCloud is only available to current George Fox University Students. If you are a student and are unable to access TracCloud OR are a George Fox University employee and desire to schedule appointments, email for assistance. 

  1. Log into to be taken to your Dashboard.
  2. To schedule an appointment go to Schedule an Appointment box and fill out the fields. Click Search.
  3. Choose the location that you want to use and when you would like an appointment. Click Search.
  4. When you see an open availability, you will notice the time of the appointment, the location, the date, what type of appointment it is (online, in person, or drop in, etc.), and the consultant's name.
  5. Choose the appointment that works best for you and click inside the appointment.
  6. The screen that will open asks you a few questions such as the duration of the appointment (25 or 50 minutes), whether it is in person or online (if that appointment has more than one option), whether you need a recurring weekly appointment, what you need help with during the session, etc. Once you are done answering the questions, click on Confirm.
  7. After you click on Confirm, you can upload documents or link to a Google doc to the appointment.
  8. Once you have uploaded your document, you can exit the screen by clicking on the Close button in the bottom right corner.
  9. You are done scheduling your appointment!
  1. To cancel an appointment, go to
  2. Find your appointment on your Dashboard.
  3. Click on the X in the upper right corner of that appointment box.
  4. Fill out the reason for the cancellation.

You can also schedule an appointment by:

What can I use an ARC appointment for?


  • Brainstorming a topic
  • Organizing information
  • Transitioning between sentences, paragraphs
  • Critiquing your final paper

Academic Coaching

  • Planning your schedule
  • Taking notes more efficiently
  • Improving study habits
  • Overcoming test anxiety

Be sure to plan ahead and schedule appointments as soon as possible. The ARC schedule fills quickly, especially during busy phases of semesters, such as midterms and finals. The quickest and surest way to schedule an ARC consultation that fits into your academic plan is to schedule through our online system.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

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When you come for your consultation, be sure to bring:

  • Your class syllabus
  • The assignment sheet (if separate from the syllabus)
  • Any work you have done on the assignment
  • Other materials you need to complete the assignment (textbook, source materials, class notes)
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Watch video: Scheduling an Appointment with Penji