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Where do I find the FERPA waiver on the Common App?

Kinda lost here, can anyone guide me on where to find the FERPA waiver section on the Common App? Not sure what I'm supposed to do with it and I don't want to mess this up.

8 months ago

Navigating the Common App for the first time can be a tad confusing, so it's great that you're reaching out for guidance! The FERPA waiver can be found in the 'My Colleges' tab. After you add a college to your list, select it within that tab, and look for the 'Recommenders and FERPA' section. You'll need to complete this step for each college you apply to, but you only have to fill out the FERPA release authorization once.

It's your call whether to waive your rights to view recommendation letters or not, but most students choose to waive their rights because it reassures colleges that the letters are candid and truthful. Remember, once you've submitted the FERPA waiver for one college, the decision applies to all colleges on your Common App list.

Take your time when reading through the FERPA waiver so you understand what you are agreeing to, and don't hesitate to ask for more help if you need it. It's an important step in ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of your application process. Good luck!

8 months ago

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