Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR??

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umcwayne
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Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR??

Postby umcwayne » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:30 am

Hi all

I had a bad GPA (<3), but at the last year of university I studied very hard and got two undergrad school admissions of top-four-school in my country. There are nine students out of 65 in my class got the admission.

Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR to compensate the bad GPA?
(Mr.XXX's GPA is not intriguing, but he finally ~~~ )

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Zapatero
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Re: Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR??

Postby Zapatero » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:34 am

Is English your first language? I don't understand the question.

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Re: Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR??

Postby jackassjim » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:36 am

umcwayne wrote:Hi all

I had a bad GPA (<3), but at the last year of university I studied very hard and got two undergrad school admissions of top-four-school in my country. There are nine students out of 65 in my class got the admission.

Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR to compensate the bad GPA?
(Mr.XXX's GPA is not intriguing, but he finally ~~~ )


Sure you can ask. But the achievement is not impressive, and it's unlikely to help you too much.

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Re: Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR??

Postby Zapatero » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:37 am

Wasn't trying to offend. I seriously don't understand what the achievement is exactly.

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Re: Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR??

Postby presh » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:56 am

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Re: Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR??

Postby umcwayne » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:46 am

ccs1702 wrote:Wasn't trying to offend. I seriously don't understand what the achievement is exactly.


Thank you ccs1702 and presh. :)
English is not my native language and it seems I should enhance English as far as possible.

I was ignorant until the last year of university--I didn't know what I was doing, therefore I began to study and got two undergraduate admissions of top schools. (there are 65 students in my class and 9 students got the admissions)

I know LOR is not decisive and my GPA is stipulated, but I'm not sure whether to ask my professor to write something good to compensate (even it affects very lightly), or just ask him not to mention my GPA.

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Re: Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR??

Postby flyingpanda » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:17 am

I'm assuming this "admissions" means something like a dean's list or some other academic award. If this is true, your professor doesn't need to mention your GPA, but you should ask him to talk about your academic qualities so that they can tell that there was a big improvement in your last year of studies.

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Re: Shall I ask my professor to write this into my LOR??

Postby presh » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:47 pm

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