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Reccomendation: What should I do?!?!

omelettesomelettes Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
edited October 2009 in College Admissions
I'm applying to Columbia University early decision. Columbia allows teachers to write their recommendations online. I confirmed with one of my teachers that I'd need a rec on 9/28, sent him the notification email to set an account up on 10/4. On 10/21 reminded him about it. I

I told him the recommendation was due November 1st -- it's actually due on the 2nd. I just checked online and he hasn't done it yet.

It'd be rude to hit him with another email, right? I know he has eight hundred of these things to write, it's a holiday, and I can't help but feel like I'm bothering him every time I do it. On the other hand, I get this awful queasy feeling whenever I think about it.

What's the best, most tactful way to deal with this situation?
Post edited by omelettes on

Replies to: Reccomendation: What should I do?!?!

  • pbrpbr Registered User Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    If he agreed to write it for you, and you explained the deadline, I would email him. I expect he, like most of us, is a procrastinator, but I don't believe it would hurt to remind him. Keep in mind that he may have already sent it; application items are not immediately logged into the system upon receipt.
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