When Americans receive a letter addressed “To Whom It May Concern” most toss it away unread.
- Address your letter to the person who will be reading it.
- Use the person’s exact title – Mr/Mrs/Dr/Professor, etc.
To find these names and titles, study the university’s website or ask your friends at the university.
If you cannot find the person’s name, then at least address your letter to an official title:
Dear Admissions Committee: