FYI: The following message to premedical advisors was sent by the admissions office at Harvard, but it applies for all medical schools and for all postal communication with all medical schools. Many applicants have individual letters of recommendation sent directly to an admissions office by the evaluator. Often, applicants provide these evaluators with stamped, addressed envelopes without a return address. Because many evaluators leave the return address blank when using these envelopes, we receive a signiciant number of letters without return addresses every day. These letters fit our campus police department's definition of suspicious mail and now require special handling at our mail desk. As you can imagine, they also cause our harried mail staff considerable anxiety! Please consider giving your students a gentle reminder that return addresses are absolutely essential for important documents being sent through the mail.