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Option B? File Compression

anxiousenior1anxiousenior1 1074 replies57 threads Senior Member
So for Option B on the application which allows me to submit a graded paper/essay as my supplement, it says the maximum file size is 500 KB. However, my paper plus the grading rubric is 14 pages, and amounts to 2.7 MB when I scanned and optimized it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the file size smaller? I really feel that this paper would be a great submission. It has to be in .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt. Thanks!
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  • intparentintparent 36292 replies644 threads Senior Member
    You can contact admissions and ask if you can submit it separately by email.
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  • bsalumbsalum 533 replies18 threads Member
    My daughter (who is now a freshman) had trouble uploading her paper last year. She emailed the essay as an attachment to Admissions along with an email explaining what had happened. It worked out so don't worry. If you think it's a choice paper, you are probably right.
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  • Amherst20Amherst20 2 replies2 threads New Member
    I had the same problem so I ended up just sending it in as a hard copy and it seemed to work for me.
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