When should I ask for a LOR?

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When should I ask for a LOR?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:23 pm

Is it a bad idea to ask for one from a professor I have this term before I get any grades?

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Re: When should I ask for a LOR?

Postby Nebby » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:10 pm

There's no harm in asking. Though, I waited until I got my grade to ask, because I wanted that reassurance that I: (1) got an A; (2) the professor would know that I'm not an idiot because I got an A.

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Re: When should I ask for a LOR?

Postby jdmonkey » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it a bad idea to ask for one from a professor I have this term before I get any grades?


I asked before I took my exam. You want a professor that knows you personally, and knows why you want to go to the new school. If you screw up on the final you could always ask someone else.

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Re: When should I ask for a LOR?

Postby jphiggo » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:47 pm

I asked first semester professors in late February/early March. I would recommend asking professors sooner, rather than later. They are busy. The quickest turnaround that I had on a letter was a week, and one I am still waiting on. So, don't wait until the last minute would be the advice I have for you.

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Re: When should I ask for a LOR?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:01 pm

If you know each other well, then ask now. It's unlikely that a prof. would agree to write a LOR if it wasn't going to be positive.



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