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β€’ 04/19/2020 at 05:44AM

Is it appropriate to reach out to professors in your major of interest and if so how should I go about it?

I'm interested in learning more about the economics department at one of the schools I'm interested in attending. Is it ok to ask a professor about what the classes are like and their research or should I refrain from doing that especially given the current circumstances.

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β€’ 04/19/2020 at 06:25AM

A lot of professors are bored at home and might be open to speaking with you or replying to your email. I wouldn't ask a professor what their classes are like or what their research is about because you can find both of those answers online, but reaching out with some original researched questions would work.

Here is a short sample:

Dear Professor X,

I am John Cena, a high school senior hoping to attend WWE University. I'm interested in economics and hoping to learn more about the university and your course so I can learn if WWE is the right fit for me. I saw your research was on how mutants integrate with society and create economic benefits for the whole. How do you connect your research to your intro to economics class? Can you please send a course syllabus so I can get a better idea of how classes are structured?