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Should I waive my right to access LOR?

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

  1. rcwha

    rcwha 2+ Year Member

    May 9, 2008
    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

    qwerty86 2+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2007

    yes you have to.
  4. eternalxdemon

    eternalxdemon 2+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    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

    qwerty86 2+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2007
    LOR is confidential. I figure it wouldn't be a LOR of you take peek at it?
  6. War Eagle

    War Eagle 5+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2007
  7. rcwha

    rcwha 2+ Year Member

    May 9, 2008
    k thanks everybody...I was just a little hesitant b/c they gave me the option.

  8. Hysteria24

    Hysteria24 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    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

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    Waive it.

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

    gkhan 2+ Year Member

    May 27, 2008
    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

    Jaba S.mutans 5+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    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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