naterj wrote:See I thought this too but I talked to a lot of people who said that they sent their requests via email. I was hesitant to do this but many professors are not around during the summer so you almost have to write an email.
Yeah, that's tough. On the other hand, the reason they're not around is because they're on 'sabbatical' which is professor-speak for vacation. Would YOU interrupt the never-ending parade of strippers, cocaine, and those little drinks with umbrellas to write some kid a letter?
At that point, I think you're better off waiting for them to get back. A good professor will not take more than a month. If they get back at the latest possible date, it will be like 8/10-8/15. You will still have your letter by the time the majority of apps start opening in mid-September.