i wonder if someone can advise me FAST. 20 jan is Penn SU Astro deadline. I'm shaky about the last of my 3 recommendations. To make a long story short- i need to choose b'ween a hot-shot well known in his field who i took a 1 credit computational methods class(3 is the credit for a standard course) from, and topped it with an A+, but he says frankly that since it wasnt a substantial course , he wouldnt give the recco he'd write me much attention if he was on the admissions committee (
). The other guy is also quite decent i guess, but he gave me a B in a 3 credit class, and i havent spoken to him about what kind of recco he'll give me.(i dont wanna explain how that situation came about), though he had offered a letter to the whole class (before giving the grades) if anyone was applying abroad. (i'm frm India). So i dont know if his recco will be lukewarm (i got a B!) or if he's agreed to give one , he'll make it good. Help ! Gotta fill in the form in a few hours.
btw if i fill in the form after 20th , in the early hours of 21st,(it'll be day here and i can talk to the second prof) will PSU check next day and see my online app complete and disregard the fact that it was done after 20th jan, which is the deadline for fullest
consideration. My reccos and scores etc wont arrive till a few days later anyway
That wasnt a very short story was it?