Requesting a recommendation for grad program unrelated to undergrad major
July 25, 2012 4:21 PM Subscribe
How do I ask my old professors for a grad school recommendation when my program of interest is in a totally different field?
posted by constellations to Education (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010, and after much deliberation and research and soul-searching, I have decided to apply to grad school for counseling psychology. However, I don't quite know how to word my request for letters of recommendation. I have a Psych minor, but I wasn't particularly close with any of my professors, though I did quite well in my courses. I also did well in my nursing courses, but I feel a little like a dog with its tail between its legs asking them for a recommendation for anything other than something nursing-related.
So, how do I ask them for recommendations? Should I ask them for recommendations? Any other ideas?