Vanderbilt Secondary Question

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Okay, so I'm working on my Vandy secondary and I've come to the part about the The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 :

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 gives you the right to review the written evaluation about you which is retained in your academic file once you matriculate, unless you waive your right to such access. Indicate whether or not you waive your right of access to written evaluation(s) of interviews you may undergo in support of this application by marking the appropriate statement.

So, do most people waive the rights to their files after matriculation? Or do they retain them?


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I can't really say what most people do, but I know with letters of recommendation it's better to waive the right b/c it allows people to be more honest than they would be if they knew you were going to see their eval. Maybe it's similar for interviews? If I were you, I'd probably waive it, but again, I can't be sure. Sorry! :)