If you, as an underclassman, need to send a transcript or letters of recommendation to an agency, organization, scholarship,or summer program, etc. you will need to complete a FERPA waiver. indicating whether you waive your rights to access letters of recommendation upon college matriculation.
Waiving your right lets programs/organizations know that you will never try to read your recommendations. That, in turn, reassures those organizations that your recommenders have provided support that is candid and truthful.
While you are free to respond as you wish, if you choose not to waive your right, some recommenders may decline your request, and some organizations may disregard letters submitted on your behalf.
Remember, even if you retain your right of access, you still won't be able to view any recommendations until after you have been admitted to the program in question.