No, you don't have to waive your right to view recommendations.
However, while you don't have to waive this right, some people you request a letter from may not feel comfortable agreeing to write a letter knowing you may have access to it later.
The letter of recommendation is intended to provide an admissions committee with a candid assessment of the applicant. Generally, this means that applicants are encouraged to waive their right to see the letter.
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