HELP! Accidentally did not waive commonapp rights!

<p>Somehow I clicked "I do not waive my rights to access any forms my school sends" on naviance. I told my counselor to change this, but the school had sent my forms before changing my statement to "I do waive my riights of access". Now that my transcript has been sent, my counselor is unable to change my statement.</p>

<p>What can I do? I know that colleges don't like it when you don't waive your rights to see the forms. Should I send the colleges a note about it? Or is there some other way I can fix this?</p>

<p>Hmmm... I just left mine because I did the same thing last year (only got waitlisted to 4 schools XDD though...that was probably because I was stupid and went all reach). Call the schools and see what they say.</p>

<p>While it's probably better to waive your FERPA rights than not to waive them, I don't think this is a very big deal. I think you shouldn't worry about it. </p>

<p>If it would make you feel better, you could send a letter to every college you applied to that says, "I waive any right of access I may have under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to any recommendations or other application materials submitted by my or on my behalf to [name of college or univeristy] during the 2011-12 academic year." But if I were in your position, I wouldn't go to the trouble.</p>

<p>"What can I do? I know that colleges don't like it when you don't waive your rights to see the forms. Should I send the colleges a note about it? Or is there some other way I can fix this?"</p>

<p>Not one single college admissions officer has ever formally gone on record to say that they don't like it if you don't waive your rights. Until one of them does, you should view this as one more urban myth.</p>

<p>Please don't expend any more of your energy stressing about this.</p>

<p>^I have actually indirectly heard about it-ish (eavesdropping-ish on something I wasn't supposed to hear >.>)...really minor...but still.</p>

<p>Did you actually hear a live admissions officer state that? If so, please do everyone a favor, and ask that person to go on record by giving an interview to the New York Times and/or the Today Show. Then everyone would have a definitive answer for at least that one particular institution.</p>

<p>If it was something you heard a high school guidance counselor say that his/her old friend at College X said, then If you can't convince him/her to get the old friend to go on record, I say ignore this kind of nonsense.</p>

<p>^ No, it wasn't the whole "he said that she said that they said" nonsense. That being said, I'm really not allowed to say anything more. You really don't have to listen to me or believe me (I would be skeptical too :/), but I'm just trying to share what I know. </p>

<p>But still, the FERPA thing is still no biggie by any means. Call if you're feeling especially paranoid.</p>