When should I start working on applications?

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to_transfer_or_not
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When should I start working on applications?

Postby to_transfer_or_not » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:25 pm

Considering transfer apps for HY (and maybe S). Not sure what the timeline is like for applications (particularly recommendations). Do professors generally limit the number of students that they are willing to write recommendations for? Does it make a difference if one of your recommenders is a big name professor?

crazyblink653
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Re: When should I start working on applications?

Postby crazyblink653 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:32 pm

to_transfer_or_not wrote:Do professors generally limit the number of students that they are willing to write recommendations for?


Maybe a few, but most probably don't. keep in mind that most students aren't in a position to transfer and many that are choose not to, so the number itself usually isn't that high to begin with.

to_transfer_or_not wrote:Does it make a difference if one of your recommenders is a big name professor?


Probably not for transfer purposes. would prob make a bigger difference for clerkship purposes later down the line, though.

right now i would focus mainly on maintaining your performance. if you have a professor you want to ask for a rec from this past semester, might as well ask them now so that they write it while you're fresh in their mind. as for the rest, don't worry too much about it until after finals for this semester.




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