waiving rights to LORs

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waiving rights to LORs

Post by avemarya » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:35 pm

Is it a wise thing to do? I've wondered if reviewers would consider a LOR to be of less value if we didn't waive our rights to them. Any thoughts?

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Re: waiving rights to LORs

Post by redcar777 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:50 pm

Yes, absolutely waive all your rights.

Otherwise the schools evaluating your application will assume the authors of the letters of recommendation are not being completely forthright.

In the old days, the letters were considered confidential. But there was a court case which said that LOR were a part of your academic record, so students had a legal right to view them. As a consequence, schools started asking applicants to waive that right.

Basically, everything here sounds right to me:
http://www.wiselikeus.com/collegewise/2 ... f-rec.html

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