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How can I politely remind my professors about a recommendation letter they promised? [duplicate]

I am currently applying to a masters program, application is due on April 15, recommendation letters can be given until the 23. I asked 3 professors to give me recommendation letters approximately on ...
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How/when should I ask my supervisors' for a reference letter?

I'm currently a fourth year undergraduate student graduating this year. I'm taking the upcoming school year off to travel, so instead of applying to grad school during my fourth year like most ...
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Professor I applied to is about to move – can I ask them to consider my application for the new institution?

I am in the process of applying for graduate programs at various universities. Given the importance of research in some graduate programs, I have been searching for professors/potential mentors when I ...
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How to thank a potential supervisor's email? [duplicate]

I have recently interviewed by a professor in US after sending him my CV. A few days after the interview he mailed me and told me to do the formal application process and mention him as the professor ...
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Professor has multiple email-ids?

The professor I am trying to contact has multiple email-ids listed on the department page. I mailed to one and got no response sice two weeks, then I mailed to the other and still no response since a ...
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No Objection mail to potential advisor before mailing another in the same department [closed]

I had mailed a professor in a certain department inquiring about graduate student openings and he replied saying that he lacks funding to hire anymore students. The same department has atleast two ...
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How secure is it to receive an offer of post-doc position in email? [duplicate]

I received an unofficial offer for a post-doctoral researcher position a few days ago from a well-known and respected professor in the field, and the institution is very well-ranked. At the same time, ...
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Choosing between two good reference letters providers

I am in the process of applying to tenure-track assistant-professorships positions in my home country. Some institutions request no more then 3 reference letters. Two letters I will have from my ...
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How to stay in connection with a professor when you want to apply for the position in his group in next quarter?

I got a strong recommendation from my former supervisor. He wants to recommend me to one of his former colleagues who happens to have no position now. So I have to wait until the Spring Quarter. But I ...
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Is it rude to tell my professor about my other admissions? [closed]

I'd like to apply for a master degree! I have contacted a professor and he told me that he can me fund as a graduate student, starting from winter. It is a long time I like to start work as soon as ...
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My hardware can't run the code I need for my research

I have started doing a project and I promised to report my results every week to my professor. At the beginning, he told me you should have a reasonably good laptop. I thought my laptop could support ...
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When is the best time to send an email to a professor about a masters position?

Recently, I am looking for a master position so that I had to send emails to professors.I was wondering if you tell me when is the best time to send an email? morning or afternoon? could we send mail ...
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What are common questions in an interview for a faculty position (W2/W3) in Germany and who is part of the panel?

Which questions are commonly asked in an interview for a faculty position (W2/W3 professor) in Germany (German "Berufungsverfahren") and who is usually in the panel (dean, student respresentative)?
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How to find out whether potential advisor will retire soon? [duplicate]

I am interested in a PhD program and would like to work with a particular advisor. He is 69 years old now, and I am wondering whether he will retire soon, but I am not sure whether this is not a bit ...
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Write email to a professor who is recruiting new PhD students [duplicate]

Should I send email to a professor who has said on his website that he is recruiting new PhD students through xxx program? Some people marked this as a duplicate of another question, but I don't ...
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In May, my professor agreed to write me letter of recommendation, but now I just graduated

I just graduated recently in May, and right before graduation, I asked if my professors could write me LOR for grad school. And they all agreed. Now I'm in the process of applying to grad schools, but ...
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When are reference letters requested during applications for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany?

When applying for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany one always has to list three and sometimes more previous employers/supervisors who are willing to write a reference letter. At which stage of ...
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How to be persistent in a polite way?

Recently I contacted an important researcher in my field, and he offered me a collaboration with his group. He told me to email him a proposal. Moreover, he recognized that he was usually very busy ...
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How brief I should be when contacting a professor for a PhD position for the first time?

I happened to find a PhD project that would align with my past experience really well. I would like to contact the professor responsible for the project. How brief should I be in my first email? In ...
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In touch with a professor of a college I am applying to. I haven't mentioned his research work in my statement of purpose?

I am applying to College A where I found the research work done by two labs (Lab X and Lab Y) interesting. I emailed the professors heading these labs two months ago and I did not get a reply from ...
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Can I take GRE year prior to applying graduate schools?

I will be taking GRE this November 2015 (giving four colleges name whose application I will fill fall 2016) , but will start the application process by next year. Will the college keep my GRE score ...
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My professor wants to know if his recommendation is helpful

Several weeks after I received the recommendation from Professor M, he sent an email to me and asked me about the result of my application to a graduate school. He wants to know whether his ...
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Is it possible to acquire a letter of recommendation without meeting face to face?

Of course it is not a good idea, preferably one would meet up with the professor to make the agreement. In my case, I've talked to the prof for a year, and then went off work for a year, now I need a ...
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My Supervisors are not helping in writing recommendations letters

Maybe they are helping and I am the one who does not know how things really work and that's why I am seeking help here. I am about to finish my Master in Computer science (waiting for the oral exam)....
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Applying for jobs without significant publications: is it worth the pain and what to highlight?

I'm in a conundrum. Due to a change in areas half way through my PhD, I find myself at the end of my training with no significant publications. I have one in press, and several in prep so in the next ...
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Questions about contacting a professor for getting PhD

I have contacted a professor about the availability of a PhD position. And I got the following responses: I would be interested to explore the opportunities for you to come and complete a PhD in ...
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During an application/interview should an applicant justify leaving a current faculty position (pre-tenure)?

I have been in a tenure-track position for 3 years and am going back on the job market. Would I be expected to "explain" why I am leaving, especially when it is pre-tenure? I suspect that a search ...