3015 0 Requesting Recommendations from Professors For those students who are applying to programs that require letters of recommendation, we strongly advise students to request these letters early, in person, and well before the application deadline. We recommend giving professors at least two weeks notice when requesting letters of recommendation. This will allow professors enough time to reflect on the great student you are and they surely will appreciate your advance planning and time management skills! The application system will send an electronic request to the professor you name, but we strongly recommend having a conversation with that person prior to sending the electronic request. 0