what is the deal with the family educational rights and privacy act of 1974?
November 9, 2011 2:49 PM Subscribe
I'm applying to graduate school. Apparently I have the right, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (34 CFR 99.12), to examine letters of recommendation written about me. Every application I've filled out so far has asked me if I'd like to waive this right, should I?
posted by Hoenikker to education (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm applying to MFA programs in creative writing, if that makes any difference. I've already declined to waive this right on most of my applications, but now I'm worried that maybe I should go back and change it.