How do you approach your professors...

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Re: How do you approach your professors...

Postby 3|ink » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:47 pm

TFR wrote:Prof replies to email requeting meeting for LOR for transfer: if you keep up or improve your grades in spring and are a plausible admit to your target school, ill think about it.

received a cali in this class and dont have this prof. second semester.

should this be considered "lukewarm" or polite rejections?

I would interpret it as "I don't want write you an LOR. Try someone else." I would think it has less to do with your grades and more to do with professors showing loyalty to their school or not wanting to be known as the guy who gives LORs.

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Re: How do you approach your professors...

Postby TFR » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:48 pm

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Re: How do you approach your professors...

Postby NYC Law » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:49 pm

Phew one already answered and was really nice about it. So it looks like I've got my 2. :mrgreen:

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Re: How do you approach your professors...

Postby 3|ink » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:51 pm

I've been thinking about what I'm going to say to whatever professor I pick.

1.) This school offers regional placement at best. I don't want future employers to take advantage of me because there aren't many places I can go.
2.) Who wouldn't move to a better school if they could? I think I'd spend the rest of my life in regret otherwise.

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Re: How do you approach your professors...

Postby 3|ink » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:53 pm

NYC Law wrote:Phew one already answered and was really nice about it. So it looks like I've got my 2. :mrgreen:

You need 2? Damn. I only need 1. That's going to be hard enough since they're all pretty loyal to the school.

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Re: How do you approach your professors...

Postby NYC Law » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:01 pm

3|ink wrote:
NYC Law wrote:Phew one already answered and was really nice about it. So it looks like I've got my 2. :mrgreen:

You need 2? Damn. I only need 1. That's going to be hard enough since they're all pretty loyal to the school.


I might apply to GULC if I can get them in time which is just 1, but I think Chicago and most other schools need 2.

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Re: How do you approach your professors...

Postby jessuf » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:13 pm

Is it better to get 2 even if the school requires 0? Or does 1 suffice?

I have 1 letter in, but I'm pretty sure my second professor hasn't started writing his yet. Since the deadline for one of the EA schools is 3/1, I only have 20 days left. However, factoring in how slow LSAC is with uploading letters, I'd say more like I need the letter mailed out by next Friday to account for mail time, weekends, and LSAC slowness.

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Re: How do you approach your professors...

Postby drmguy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:44 pm

Anyone? Did you have your PS finished?

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Re: How do you approach your professors...

Postby jessuf » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:36 pm

drmguy wrote:Anyone? Did you have your PS finished?


Yes. I gave each professor a copy of it.




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