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Welcome to the Virtual Writing Center! This login page is for students from the Antioch University Santa Barbara Campus. If you attend a different campus or the Antioch Online programs, please go back to the VWC home page and click the link for your campus on the righthand side.

Winter Break 12/18-1/7: The VWC will be closed for Winter Break beginning on Dec 18th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern, and will remain on break until on or around January 7th to allow for updates to the eTutoring system. We will still respond to any papers in the queue when we close on the 18th, and you will still be able to access previous responses over the holidays if you need them. We hope you enjoy the time off and we'll look forward to supporting you again in the New Year! 

To Log In for First-Time Users:

Your username is your AUEID number (also called your student ID number). Your temporary password is that same number followed by the first letter of your last name (lower case).

For example, if your AUEID is 0333999, and your name is Jessica Williams, your password is "0333999w".

If You Joined Antioch Before June 2017, or if You Have Trouble With Your Password: your account may have been set up with an old password scheme; please use the “forgot password” link on the left to have a new temporary password sent automatically to your Antioch gmail address. 

If the “forgot password” link gives you the error message “e-mail not recognized,” please contact the VWC Coordinator and include your name, your antioch gmail address, your AUEID number, and your campus affiliation, at

If you receive any other error messages, please contact eTutoring support using the support link in the upper right corner.

Support in the VWC:

     The Online Writing Lab allows you to submit a draft of your paper to a peer writing consultant, ask for specific feedback on up to three areas, and receive a written response within 48 hours. You can submit up to three drafts of each writing assignment. You may have a different peer consultant each time because our consultants are also students who work on particular days each week. However, this also benefits you as a writer by giving you multiple perspectives and different styles of explanation, which help you develop your own style and aesthetics.

     The eQuestions forum allow you to leave a specific question about something when you don't yet have a draft, such as a citation format, the convention of a type of assignment, or how to do something else related to your writing.

     Our policy for long submissions: Peer Consultants will read up to 10 double-spaced pages of a long submission, and you can revise the entire document based on that feedback and resubmit up to three times in total. However, to ensure our time is fairly distributed to all writers, we do not accept long files split into multiple chunks. To see the whole policy, check out our page on Submitting Writing and What to Expect.

     If you'd like professional feedback on longer documents, especially final projects for graduate study, you might be interested in the professional editing services offered at the AU Writers’ Exchange ( The Writers’ Exchange (AU-WEX) was developed at Antioch University in direct response to the increase demand of graduate students’ need for specialized editing support that exceeded the free peer editing available at the Virtual Writing Center. To find out about our rates and services, go to or send your inquiry to

We look forward to working with you!

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