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New post 22 Dec 2015, 11:34
I didn't waive my rights for one of my applications. Does it matter?
I read some old threads, almost 6-8 years old. Some say it does and some (and my consultant) say it doesn't.

Anyone else didn't waive their rights?
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New post 22 Dec 2015, 19:14
i would always waive your right to view your recc, there's no upside in not waiving and some potential negative by not waiving since it may signal some mistrust and the potential for gaming the process
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I would not consider that any type of deal breaker or even a factor.
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New post 29 Dec 2015, 14:50
I meant to waive the right to my recommendations but I did not. I have a very close working relationship with my recommenders and both voluntarily sent me the final version of their recommendation after they submit. So in essence, it seemed dishonest for me to say that I would waive the right to see it when I saw it anyway. I overthought the situation. I hope this choice is not given too much weight in the admissions process.
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well,since I can't change that, and the letters has been submitted, I am done worrying about it.

However, if the adcom is indeed taking a holistic view of the applicant profile as they say they will, I doubt it will have any real impact in the final result.

I don't think it's a potential to game the system, since they won't show the rec letter unless you are admitted to the program. But ppl won't care to see the letter if they are already admitted. The whole thing is a just legal situation that they have to ask, and not a way to trick us in my opinion. Wharton even said they won't release the letter under any circumstance. So... I guess some school cares some don't... I am done...
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New post 07 Jan 2016, 10:24
From an application perspective, it probably doesn't matter much. However, if I were a recommender and I saw the person I was recommending didn't waive the right, I would be kind of irritated. Just seems to be a signal of mistrust.

I waived all of mine.
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I guess I would ask you why would you not want to waive your rights? Once the letter of recommendation has been submitted, there is no pulling it back. So even if you saw it and didn't like it, you couldn't do anything with the school to make it better. Sure, you could talk with your recommender, but what would that do for you? Possibly just fracture a relationship. So what value does seeing the letter after it is submitted hold for you other than to "know" what is said?
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Hey Guys,

I just added my recommender a few mins back and I didn't waive my right.

If I delete and add the same recommender again, will that help? Can I then change it?
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I would give it a try, nothing really to lose here if you can't change since you already waived. This approach may allow you to correct it, so give it a try
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