Seriously, I have been constantly reminding my rec letter writers that they need to get this stuff done by the Dec 15th for the past 3 weeks, and only one of the three profs actually wrote and submitted my letter. Now it is past the deadline and they are assuring me that it will be done by Friday (which is still late). For some reason I don't trust them.... Three weeks ago one of the recommenders told me that he had all of the rec letter notification emails from all of the schools, and now he is telling me he hasn't really been watching for them and doesn't know if he has them. wtf? I don't want Friday to roll around and end up finding out that none of the letters have been submitted AND the profs "accidentally" deleted all of the notification emails and "lost" all of the addressed and stamped envelopes I handed them like 3 weeks ago. I know I am not their priority, but I have been on them about this for weeks, and every time I go talk to them about it they tell me they know what they need to do and assure me that it will get done on time. They all seem to be going on vacations on Friday, and they will probably just tell me I am SOL at that point. How the hell can a prof screw you over that bad? bah, I am just a little frustrated at the moment. Sorry about my incoherent ranting.