Postal standards and abbreviations
Use the following rules consistently for all US and Canadian addresses.
- Use standard 2-letter abbreviations for U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
- Do not abbreviate any part of the city or town name:
NORTH AUGUSTA SC (not N Augusta)
SAINT LOUIS MO (not St Louis)
FORT MYERS FL (not Ft Myers)
SOMERS POINT NJ (not Somers Pt)
Note that TIMSS/Group 1 will allow only STE or APT. For other terms, data entry must manually override Group 1.
Also, TIMSS/Group 1 will force secondary address to a new line above street address. To enable another position, manually override Group 1.
|Apt ||Apartment |
|Box ||Box |
|Bldg ||Building |
|Dept ||Department |
|Fl ||Floor |
|No. ||Number(omit this word) |
|# ||Number or space (omit this symbol) |
|Ofc ||Office |
|Rm ||Room |
|Ste ||Suite |
|Unit ||Unit |