Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Letter of Reference: Still Missing

I am back in the saddle, preparing to submit my HDS application as early as tomorrow.  At this time I think I can say that the most painful part of the application experience, no matter how bad the GRE was, is waiting on the letter of reference that I fear may not be submitted.

This is the sole professor I could locate.  I was a good student, and I feel I had a good relationship with her.  She seemed very positive about my application and said she could write me a strong letter.   I was appreciative, and let her know that.

But the YDS deadline has come and gone and I am still waiting on the submission of her letter.  And the HDS extended deadline is Monday.  I've contacted the prof a number of times by email before and after the deadline.  The most recent time she wrote to say she thought she submitted her letter to YDS.  I followed up to tell her they didn't have it, and I haven't heard from her since. 

I have a backup, but it wouldn't be an academic reference...which I badly need.

I am feeling so sad.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry. I hate when screw up for someone who is depending on me - and it;s so hard when you feel like you are begging someone who basically made you a promise. Is there any way the SCHOOL would contact here - maybe say - "ur prospective candidate told us to be expecting a letter from you --- and so we are"... something like that?