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Word limits on writing supplement

txhandantxhandan 274 replies19 threads Junior Member
edited January 2014 in Bryn Mawr College
Does anyone know the word limits on the writing supplement? I tried to call the admission office and it is closed until 01/02/2014.

The first one: "Please attach an essay of no more than one page", does it mean to be size 12 font Times-Roman, double spaced one page?

What is the word limit on the second essay: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below?
edited January 2014
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  • clckwrkorangeclckwrkorange 6 replies2 threads New Member
    Hi txhandan,
    Yes, the first writing supplement must be in 12 point font, Times New Roman, however I did not double space when I applied, because they want it not more than a page, and it would be inconvenient for them to have to de-double space it to know how long it really is. Mine was actually a line over the page limit, and they are very flexible about that. As for the second essay, I got back into my account and see no word limit. There is a 650 word max I believe, but when they say "brief" I assume they mean no more than 500 words, and mine was around 250. Same format for the first supplement, too. Good luck!
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  • txhandantxhandan 274 replies19 threads Junior Member
    clckwrkorange, did you submit your app on paper? On Common App, there is a 75-word limit on the 2nd essay. It won't allow more than 75 words.
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  • bmcdreambmcdream 9 replies4 threads New Member
    The Why Bryn Mawr essay has no word limit but you must fit it into 1 page. I read one accepted essay with nearly 800 words and another with only 250. :)
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  • tomatosproutstomatosprouts 39 replies6 threads Junior Member
    The Common App tells me that there's a 75-word limit for the 2nd essay as well, and won't let me submit my app until I reduce it! Any suggestions? I'm assuming this is a glitch--am I right?
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  • txhandantxhandan 274 replies19 threads Junior Member
    tomatosprouts, it is not a glitch, it is a requirement which I verified with the school.
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