Asking for LORs

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forty-two
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Asking for LORs

Postby forty-two » Sat May 14, 2011 8:49 pm

I know this is super late, but I just made the decision to try to transfer. Since exams are over, I was thinking of emailing some profs and asking if they had the time to meet with me. I just can't really figure out what I should write in the email. Should I just say that I had a few questions for them/wanted to talk to them about something? Should I say that I want to talk to them about a possible letter of recommendation (and then should I keep it vague or mention something about what the letter would be for)?

Sorry, I just don't want to annoy any of them or come off as awkward. Thanks!!

RMotl
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Re: Asking for LORs

Postby RMotl » Sat May 14, 2011 11:15 pm

I just recently had the same exact situation and managed to obtain a letter without much difficulty at all. Just email your prof and explain the situation. Hi Prof x, I'm student y. If its from last sem you may want to say "I was in your section xx torts class and was wondering if we could meet some time soon. I was fortunate enough to do well and am considering all of my options including the possibility of transferring. I wanted to seek your advice regarding this matter etc etc.

Just something along those lines. They'll know you're gonna ask for a LOR so if you're not comfortable mentioning it in the email just make sure you let them know you want to meet about transferring... they'll get the hint. I just asked in the email about the letter but that depends on your comfort level with the prof.

forty-two
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Re: Asking for LORs

Postby forty-two » Sun May 15, 2011 2:52 am

Thanks!!!




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