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Admissions Asking for letter of recommendation from current professor?

  1. Oct 21, 2016 #1
    Hey there,

    So I am getting my letters of recommendation but unfortunately I am one of those students that is way too shy for my own good. Anyway due to some changes in my school one of the professors who usually only teaches graduate classes is teaching an undergraduate class for me so this is the first semester I have met him or had him.

    My question is would it be beneficial or detrimental for me to ask him for a letter? He is the first professor I have had outside of my research that I actually will talk to consistently, but he is not all that familiar with my academic performance outside of a few tests and homework from this semester. I could just ask a professor I received an A in their class, but I am concerned of the cliche letter for professors that don't know the student well.

    Any help is appreciated!
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  3. Oct 21, 2016 #2


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    You are not saying what you need the letter of recommendation for. This might be a significant piece of information.
  4. Oct 21, 2016 #3
    My bad this is for graduate school, applying for PhD
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