I have asked a professor that I took a year long project with to write a recommendation to support my application to a well-known, selective masters programme in the UK (my university is based in South Africa). The letter has already been submitted but the problem is, I have no idea how strong the letter is.
Some useful information: I think the project went fairly well and I will not have to interact with this professor again in any formal capacity.
Question: (1) Do you think it is reasonable to ask the professor about the strength of the letter he has submitted? (2) If so, how should I go about doing this?
I would like to do this for the following reasons:
- If the letter is not so strong, I have other people who are willing to write me strong letters for my other applications (though none with the same reputation)
- I can possibly try to change references for the current application (that the prof. has already submitted the letter for) since I have not submitted the actual application.
Any advice is welcome and appreciated.