What does it mean to Waive My Right to view my letters of recommendation?
December 19, 2017
When requesting letters of recommendation, we ask whether or not you wish to waive your right to review this letter of recommendation. Applicants can answer “yes” or “no.”
Yes: You waive your right and will not be able to view the letters of recommendation provided in support of your application. The letters do not become a part of your student record if you are admitted and enroll in the graduate school.
No: You do not waive your right. The letters do not become a part of your student record if you enroll. Copies of the letters will be returned to you ONLY if you are admitted and enrolled in the graduate school. Requests to view letters can be made after the semester begins.
Letters of recommendation are property of the graduate school and do not become part of the student record. If you do not enroll, you do not have the right to view the letter.
Please note that your letter writer and program faculty can see whether or not you waived your right.