In-Person or Virtual Drop-In Appointments

30 mn. drop-in appointments — either in-person or via Zoom will be available at certain times (see hours) and if we have cancellations. Click here to put your name on the waitlist for drop-in appointments. Then, text us @ 310-893-6649 OR email us at to let us know that you are waiting for a drop-in. We’ll let you know what next steps are

      • Drop-in appointments are 30 minutes long and conducted on a first-come, first served basis. 
      • If you want an in-person drop-in, go to Powell Ground Floor or A61 Kaplan during our hours of operation. See “HOURS” for information about our hours of operation.
      • These are “day of” appointments. You cannot sign up for a date in the future. Only sign up 1 or 2 hours before you wish to be seen.
      • They start on the half-hour (e.g, at 10AM or at 10:30AM). If you arrive at 10:10AM, you may have to wait until 10:30AM for the appointment to begin.
      • Once your name is on the drop-in list and you have spoken to a receptionist or emailed us at, you will be told approximately how long the wait is. 
      • Once a drop-in appt. opens up, we’ll text you about next steps. Here are the next steps:
          • An appointment will be created for you.
          • If your appt. is via Zoom, once the appt. is created, you will see a Zoom link for your appointment in your UCLA Zoom account, which you can access through MyUCLA. To find the link,  click on “Meetings” in the upper part of the screen.
          • Share the link to the paper you want to work on by going to MyUCLA. Click on “Academics” and then on “Appointments.” Find your appointment and follow the instructions for sharing a link to your paper.
          • If your appt. is via Zoom, go to that Zoom link at the specified time. You will enter the Zoom meeting in the waiting room. The PLF will allow you into the meeting from the Zoom waiting room. If your appt. is in person, wait for the PLF to come and get you.
      • If the wait becomes too long and you no longer want to be on the waitlist, please text us at 310-893-6649 OR email us at to be taken off the walk-in list.

NOTE: Having your name on the waitlist does not guarantee you a session that day. Drop-ins are offered on a first come, first serve basis, but we cannot guarantee what the wait time will be.