It is always intimidating to ask professors for reference letters. I’m committed to writing to good letters for strong candidates that I know well and have some familiarity with. To help ease you through the process, I have listed some requirements for students that I write for:
- Ask me at least two months in advance.
- List all the schools or programs that you’re applying to.
- Describe why you want to apply to those programs.
- Describe how you know me, and why you’d like me to write a letter for you.
When you e-mail me asking for a reference letter, please include all the information listed above.