Success in Emailing Your Professor

Please consider the following when sending an email to a GVSU professor:

  • Use your student Gmail account to minimize the likelihood of your email being considered spam.
  • List your course and section number in the subject line
  • Politely phrase your question(s) or concern(s) using grammatically correct sentences
  • Refrain from using IM/text messaging slang
  • Sign your first and last name to the end of the message
  • Proof read before sending
  • Allow a reasonable period of time for a response
An excellent posting by Prof. M. Leddy discussing this topic, including specific examples, can be found at:

Page last modified February 25, 2010