Do you have to dress up when you ask someone for a LOR?

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Not unless you're taking them out to dinner to ask.
 

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if you have to wonder how to dress to approach a person for a LOR, you probably shouldn't ask that person.
 

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I rolled into a prof's office straight from work, smelling like a petting zoo (yay animal research! :oops:), and asked him for a LOR pretty please. We chatted for a bit and I apologized for looking/smelling like a monkey. He said "Oh...well it's not that bad."

Moral of the story: if I can get a LOR literally smelling like ****, you can get one while wearing a sweatshirt and jeans.
 

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Dress the same way you usually see the person. I asked a prof with a jeans and a shirt b/c that's how she usually sees me. I asked my boss wearing a shirt/tie b/c that's the dress code at work.

GL.
 

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If that's what it takes........do what ya gotta do!:yawn: