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Should I waive my right to access LOR?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by rcwha, May 30, 2008.

  1. rcwha

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    Should I waive my right to access to my LOR?

    I'm not sure what do here. Does it matter? What do most ppl do?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. qwerty86

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    yes you have to.
     
  4. eternalxdemon

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    you don't have to... b/c it's your right. but just waive it in case the school wants it you kno? it won't hurt.
     
  5. qwerty86

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    LOR is confidential. I figure it wouldn't be a LOR of you take peek at it?
     
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  7. rcwha

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    k thanks everybody...I was just a little hesitant b/c they gave me the option.



     
  8. Hysteria24

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    A LOR is a LOR... They don't have to be confidential.

    Waving it lets schools know that your choice to see it did not influence the letter writer in any way.
     
  9. jigabodo

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    Waive it.

    I was told by adcomms that checking the "not waiving" box is an automatic red flag.
     
  10. gkhan

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    waive it, that shows adcoms that you were "good" enough that you can trust your prof. to send in a good one.

    However, alot of professors will allow u to read a draft. (hint hint)

    i had my LOR from an actual professor who graduated from NYU in `67 (alot of campus professors are not ACTUAL/full professors), one associate professor who i did research with. and one MD/PHD wrote me an EXCELLENT lor with whom i took 2 grad courses and biochem. :)

    what you can also do if your unsure how the writer will write his letter is to get a few letters from diff/iffy profs, and then have an pre-health comm. type up a joined letter with everyones strong point and sign it. in that way your ensuring its the best parts of u while still keeping it waived.

    hope that helps?

    this should be a no-brainer, but make sure you have somewhat of a relationship with the writer, otherwise you'll get a generic template with your name put on it thats been used before by X number of students.
     
  11. Jaba

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    Viewing the LOR is hard anyway ... its not like it'll be made available to you right away from what i've heard.

    just waive it.
     

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