Graduate Online Writing Lab

Note: This is the Graduate Online Writing Lab (GrOWL), maintained by the Graduate Resource Center (GRC). Please only submit GRADUATE papers through this page. If you would like to submit papers for undergraduate courses, please visit the CAPS OWL.

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) also offers individual appointments for discussing and receiving feedback on writing and research projects. Schedule appointments at Mesa Vista Hall, Suite 1057 or by phone at (505) 277-1407.


You may submit:

  • Academic papers that are required for a UNM course or degree requirement
  • Application writing such as résumés or cover letters

Submissions to the GrOWL must be 5,000 words or less. Tutors will help with structure, style, format, grammar, and thesis organization.

In addition:

    • You must be a registered UNM student to use this service.

    • The GRC will accept submissions for the Fall semester between August 17th and December 4th at noon.

    • Papers must be:

      • Microsoft Word (.doc), Text (.txt), or Rich-Text (.rtf) format
  • NOTE: GRC consultants will not proofread papers.

Turnaround Time

Under normal circumstances, your graduate paper of 5,000 words or less will be reviewed and returned to you within 72 hours (3 working days), Monday through Thursday. Please check the UNM Academic Calendar for holidays or special occasions that may delay the return of your work.

Notice for users:

This form requires that you use your NetID rather than your ID. If you do not know your NetID, please follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Call the UNM Helpdesk and explain that you need your NetID, and they will provide it after verification.
  2. Log into and search for yourself, or search your name in the UNM Outlook application.

The GrOWL is closed for the end of the semester. CAPS Graduate Online Writing Lab services will cease on July 20, 2020 and will return on Aug 17, 2020.

Thursday, 2020/10/29 - The Graduate Online Writing Lab is currently experiencing technical issues. Your patience is appreciated while we work to correct the issue.

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