Any tips on asking for letters of recommendation through email?

  1. Paxash profile image97
    Paxashposted 24 months ago

    Any tips on asking for letters of recommendation through email?

    I graduated two years ago and I've recently decided to go and apply for graduate programs. I haven't had contact with any of my undergrad professors since graduation, and there was only one professor that I had any interaction with outside of class. It also has to be through email as I no longer live close enough to the school to ask face to face. How should I go about asking for a letter from professors who probably don't remember me?

  2. KCO profile image97
    KCOposted 24 months ago

    Are you applying to the same school you did undergrad?

    For the professors you didn't see outside of class don't worry that they didn't remember you. Mention specific projects you worked on in their class and how they helped prep you for the graduate program. And how you would appreciate any insight they have into the specific program you're applying to (if applicable) and how you think a letter from them would have an impact, if they have the time.

    Another option is to try the head of the department you got your degree from. Even if you didn't have any interaction with him or take a class from him he is still going to have a bit of interest in your future, enough to plug your name into a letter of recommendation template anyway.

    Good luck!

    1. Paxash profile image97
      Paxashposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you! And the department head was someone I was considering asking since I did take a class with her, so that's reassuring to hear.

 
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