Math, English and Science contacts for SOEs?

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  1. abeastlybeast

    abeastlybeast USMA Class of 2015

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    I have my teacher's emails, names and phones, etc. but if I enter their information to be my contacts, does West Point email them immediately? I do not think my teachers will be checking their email over summer and I don't want to just enter their information when they won't respond for months. What should I do? Any help would be great, thanks.
     
  2. mom3boys

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    West Point emails almost immediately. As a teacher, my inbox is flooded over the summer...important emails could get lost. You should wait and submit that info right before school starts to play it safe...or maybe the week it starts so you can give them a "heads up" to expect it.
     
  3. kaorusong

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    Try contacting them via phone, e-mail, etc., and ask whether they would like to write recommendations for you. And you will probably want to notify them to check their e-mails, since the forms are sent almost immediately after you list them as SOEs.

    It might be slightly rude to intrude during summer vacation, but you never know; they might be delighted by a call from a student, and be fond of the idea of writing recs. Good luck!
     
  4. freedomtruck

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    You should have arranged SOEs with your teacher before Junior ended. It may not be too late now, but teachers do want their summer vacation as well.

    Emails are sent immediately. However, you must follow up with the teacher to make sure he/she received the email, since there will always be times when the school network or a personal email account filters/blocks out emails from colleges, etc.
     
  5. Hokiephile

    Hokiephile Member

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    As a college professor, I always give students one of my "private" email addresses to use for things like this. I'm not real good about checking my school email account during the summer, so this way, if an employer wants a job reference, they could give them my private address which I check constantly. Perhaps you could ask your teachers for their private addresses for this purpose.
     
  6. Dixieland

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    May I also add to write the teacher a thank-you note. My sister taught at a state university and wrote many letters of recommendation for students which take an incredible amount of time. She appreciated a note of thanks from the student who recognized the time and effort that went into the letter.
     
  7. AKH

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    Just to add my two cents... I had my teachers do the SOEs before school ended. Sometimes they got the email from West Point/USNA before they got the email I sent saying I put it in the system!

    I gave my teachers a thank you note and a small gift - nothing big, a gift card or set of stationery.
     
  8. Dixieland

    Dixieland Member

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    Lovely manners! Good job! My new cadet did the same thing and one teacher told him in all the years he had been writing letters of recommendation that was the first time he had received a thank-you gift. It's just good manners to show people (note or small gift) that you appreciate something nice that they did for you.
     
  9. AKH

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    Well thank you :biggrin:
     

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