Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

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simplycatalina
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Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:52 pm

I asked three people for letters of rec. back in June. I gave them everything they needed to send the letters to LSAC, but I also told them that I would give them my personal statement to help them write the letters. I sent them my personal statement on September 15. One of the recommenders has sent the letter in and it has been received by LSAC, but the other two have not. I gave them a deadline of October 31 at the latest. I'm wondering if I should send a reminder note now? Or if I should wait a few dates? I want to submit all of my applications by around November 10. Thoughts anyone?

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Re: Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:03 pm

Of course you should. Just word it properly.

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Re: Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

Postby lovejopd » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:08 pm

Pretty in the same boat

I asked for LORs from 3 professors that I have known for several years and got A~A+ on his classes. Fortunately I got 2 but 1 professor suddenly does not respond to my e-mail and I decided to do away with getting his LOR. Expect that some prof is really lazy, so it's always better off asking for LORs from at least 3 people :-)

Do it now so you can get at least 2 LORs to use it for your application

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simplycatalina
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Re: Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:10 pm

If you don't mind me asking, what is the best way to word it? I don't want to seem too pushy.

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Re: Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

Postby honeycomb » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:48 pm

I had a very similar situation and to remind without being too pushy I took advantage of the email submission option. I went on LSAC and auto generated emails to the professors, then emailed them personally and said basically "hey, LSAC has this great new online submission for LORs, if that would be easier for you go ahead and use that! as a reminder I am hoping to submit my applications at the end of October"

Then LSAC gave me an alert a bit later saying the auto-generated email was "unacknowledged" and may have gone to a spam folder. So a few weeks later I followed up with the professor and said "here is the alert LSAC gave me, just wanted to offer to regenerate it if you did not receive it"

The professor was appreciative of the online option, and when he submitted it today it processed the same day.

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simplycatalina
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Re: Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

Postby simplycatalina » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:09 pm

I sent them both reminders yesterday and haven't heard anything back yet...aaah.

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Re: Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

Postby vinnnyvincenzo » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:09 pm

What is the e-mail option referenced two comments above?

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Re: Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

Postby Br3v » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:14 pm

Send reminder letter. I had one of my writers forget untill I checked up on it.

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Re: Recommendation Reminder? Advice please.

Postby jgconte » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:27 pm

just say

Dear Professor X,
Just a courteous reminder that my law school application deadline is quickly approaching. Please have my letter submitted NLT XXX date, or else it won't be considered in my application.

very respectfully,
your name




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