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KCT15

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Quick question...

I am writing a letter to the assistant dean of admissions and was wondering how I should address the letter...

1) Dear Linda XXX
2) Dear Dean XXX
3) Dear Assistant Dean XXX

Please help me out if you know
 

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Why not just Dear Dr. XXX? If you wanted you could address their position in the letter itself i.e. In your position as Assistant Dean I was hoping you could rubber stamp my admission or whatever.
Are most Deans more receptive to Dean then Dr.?
 
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If she's not a "Dr." and you're looking for a non-descript salutation, then "Ms." works. It's the female equivalent of "Mr." since it's not "Miss" or "Mrs." and doesn't designate marriage status.
 
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you could say dear, but you could also say "hi dr. XXX"..for some reason i cant get myself to address someone as "dear" when i write letters..i feel its a little overused and meaningless! ..either way you word it, you should be fine..the person reading it probably wont even notice
 

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I'd just begin the letter with "Dean Last Name:" and drop the dear.
 

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Why not just Dear Dr. XXX?

I agree with this. In my only email to the Associate Dean of Admissions at RWJMS, that is what I said, Dear Dr. XXX.

The question I would have is, how would you address the entire Admissions Committee? Could it be "Dear Admissions Committee?", "To the Admissions Committee?", or the more generic, "To Whom It May Concern?"?
 

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I agree.

Dean X: or Ms. X:

Agreed on both counts. All other options or suggestions are too personal. By no means should you address the person by their first name unless/until they tell you to.
 
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