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Not waiving your right to view your Letters of Recommendation

Re: Not waiving your right to view your Letters of Recommendation
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2006, 12:59:45 PM »
like ReesesCup said, it's not like you can do anything about your recs. they go to LSAC so even if you do see them, you can't have them removed. so i don't think the implications are as bad as you think.

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Re: Not waiving your right to view your Letters of Recommendation
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2006, 01:00:37 PM »
Since I am not an expert, I refer you (anybody who is interested) to the following sites. I did a search on Google for "waiving right to access Letter of Recommendation" (Quotes not used in search). These are the first 5 sites that came up and all but one of them says that you should waive your right. The one that doesn't has no opinion on the matter. Before you ask whether these are "credible sources", notice that they are all educational institutions. Last, one of the sites gives an opinion to instructors on why they might NOT  want to write a LOR for a student who does not waive their access.

www.uwm.edu/~ccp2/work/recletter.html

www.pusd.info/admin/FERPA.pdf

career.berkeley.edu/PhDs/PhDletters.stm

www.mills.edu/student_services/career_center/letters_of_recommendation.php

www.career.cornell.edu/downloads/HCEC/forms/2005HcecWaiveRetain.pdf