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Requesting Letter of Recommendation (ghosting)


New Member
May 19, 2020
  1. Pre-Dental
If a professor agreed this past february to write a letter of recommendation & my friend has emailed her professor twice (once in April, once last week) and the professor hasn't responded-- how would you contact the professor?

how many emails is too much? what more can you say with each email without sounding annoying?


Full Member
Apr 23, 2020
  1. Pre-Dental
I think two emails is sufficient. Give it some time if they don’t respond an alternative is a good idea or maybe look into a committee letter that way your university can provide a letter for you.

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Nov 17, 2018
The same thing happened to me this week actually. I think I sent a total of three emails until they finally responded (today!). But, I was preparing to ask another professor if I didn't get a response for them. In my emails, I just gave a gentle reminder about the letter, emphasizing how important their letter is to me, without sounding too whiny.
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