Is April too Late to Ask for LORs

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warandpeace
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Is April too Late to Ask for LORs

Postby warandpeace » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:31 pm

Basically, I don't want to drive to school/pay for parking unless I need to. I have to go sometime during April anyways to pick up graduation stuff, so can I wait until the week before to request professors to write me a LOR, then meet up with them on the chosen day to give them the form? Or is this way too late and I should have done it....like, now?

Thanks.

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Re: Is April too Late to Ask for LORs

Postby guano » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:39 pm

For next cycle, it's perfectly fine.

For this cycle it's too late for any worthwhile school

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warandpeace
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Re: Is April too Late to Ask for LORs

Postby warandpeace » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:41 pm

yeah sorry meant next cycle lololol

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Re: Is April too Late to Ask for LORs

Postby Micdiddy » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:12 pm

You can even just call them tomorrow and ask, then email them the form if they say yes. No parking fee required.

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Re: Is April too Late to Ask for LORs

Postby bp shinners » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:08 pm

Micdiddy wrote:You can even just call them tomorrow and ask, then email them the form if they say yes. No parking fee required.


But it's better to ask in person, and April is very early to be asking for LoRs, so might as well wait until you go there anyway.

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Re: Is April too Late to Ask for LORs

Postby star fox » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:38 pm

Micdiddy wrote:You can even just call them tomorrow and ask, then email them the form if they say yes. No parking fee required.


Unless you really made an impression you should go in so the professor may remember who you are.

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Re: Is April too Late to Ask for LORs

Postby Epyon! » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:12 pm

I'd definitely prefer to go in and talk to the professor in person. Regarding the actual timing of the request, however, I would make sure to give the recommender at least a month prior to the date I want it completed/picked-up - you'd be surprised how long people lag getting these letters done.

Also, be sure to send reminders periodically.




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