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Paper Reviews: How to Make Appointments

Following Appointment Policies

This page includes instructions for how to access and use the myPASS scheduling system. However, it does not include policies for appropriate use of paper review services.

Before making an appointment, be sure that you have reviewed and understand the paper review policies. Doing so will ensure that your appointment is not cancelled.

You can skip down to the bottom of the page for video tutorials on using myPASS.

If you have any questions about appointment policies, paper reviews, or using myPASS, send them to

Getting Started With myPASS

To manage paper review requests, we use myPASS (my Paper Appointment Scheduling System), which is available here and via the Academics tab in your myWalden portal. You will use myPASS to make an appointment, attach your paper, and download your reviewed paper. myPASS is not associated with your myWalden account, so you will need to register before accessing it. To register, follow the steps on the myPASS login page. For additional help, view the video tutorials on using myPASS.

Note that this video was created while APA 6 was the style guide edition in use. There may be some examples of writing that have not been updated to APA 7 guidelines.

Making an Appointment

  1. Log in to myPASS. 
  2. Choose the schedule (Undergraduate Schedule, Master’s Schedule, or Doctoral Schedule) that matches your degree or course level. Refer to our policies if you are not sure which schedule to use.
  3. Choose an open appointment slot (a white box) on the schedule. Note that appointments are tied to dates, but not times. 
  4. An appointment form will open in a separate window. Fill out the appointment form.
  5. At the bottom of the appointment form, click CREATE APPOINTMENT.

Attaching Your Paper

Papers must be attached by 5 a.m. Eastern time on the day your appointment or at the same time as making a same-day appointment.

To attach when you make an appointment: At the bottom of the appointment form, you will see fields for attaching files. Choose a file from your computer to attach.

To attach at a later date: Log in to myPASS. Open your appointment form, scroll to the bottom, and click the "Edit" button. You will now see the fields for attaching files.

To attach an updated draft: If you attach a paper and later want to attach a different paper, simply follow the same steps for attaching a paper at a later date. Your writing instructor will review the latest draft you attach to your appointment.

To confirm an attachment: View your appointment and look for the file at the bottom of the appointment form.

Common attachment issues: Files must be in .doc or .docx format and cannot be larger than 1MB. If you need technical help with your Word document, see Microsoft Word tutoring and resources.

Joining a Waiting List

If all appointments are reserved for the date you would like, you can sign up for a waiting list to be notified by e-mail if an appointment opening becomes available that day.

Alternatively, to request text message notifications rather than emails, navigate to “Update Email and Profile Options” in myPASS and complete the TEXT MESSAGING PREFERENCES section at the bottom of your profile. 

Note: The waiting list is a notification feature and does not automatically reserve an appointment for you. When you receive a notification, you must log in to myPASS and schedule the appointment. If the appointment is already filled, that means that another student has already scheduled that appointment. If another appointment opens for that day, you will receive another notice, unless you leave the waiting list.

Canceling Your Appointment

If you will not be able to attach your paper to your appointment by the deadline, we ask that you cancel your appointment by opening your appointment in myPASS, scrolling to the bottom of the appointment form, and clicking the CANCEL APPOINTMENT button.

Please note that students should only cancel an appointment before the appointment date, not the day of the appointment or after the paper has already been reviewed.

Recommended APA Style Reference List Entry for This Page

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.) Paper reviews: How to make appointments.