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character count on Cornell Supplement!

James17James17 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
edited September 2005 in Cornell University
I had already written up my cornell supplementary essays, but when entering them in the online supplement (on the common app..just came up today), the character count of 1250 deleted my last paragraphs on both essays. My word count was under the maximum of 250 for both...am I the only one who is having this problem, and is there any other option to sending online?
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Replies to: character count on Cornell Supplement!

  • jmarsh2006jmarsh2006 Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    you can send the common application as well as the supplement by mail, and it won't make that much of a difference to them. However, if you send the supplement by mail, you HAVE to send the common app by mail, you can't do online for one and mail for the other. Hope that helps some...
  • James17James17 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    yeah im going to have to do that, but i bet the character count is going to change, because only allowing 1200 characters w/ spaces is like having all 3.8 letter words
  • Louis558Louis558 Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    I really want to send my application through the internet. I remember that they said that they prefer it on the internet over the mail. Maybe they will increase the number of characters??

    Whats everyone else going to do?
  • James17James17 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    this is really annoying..since the word count includes spaces all of our words need to be 3 to 4 letters long to meet the requirement which is really crazy...i think im going to call tommorow... if we all call theres a good chance they will change it!
  • sparticus800sparticus800 Registered User Posts: 4,092 Senior Member
    yeah I sent it on paper for just that reason.
  • Louis558Louis558 Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    hmm... I guess they don't take you less into consideration because you mailed it to them. I know it might seem silly to think that but it is all subconscious. I hope it will be okay.
  • James17James17 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    ive already completed most of the common app online...could i just print that out and send it with the printed out editable cornell essays?
  • sparticus800sparticus800 Registered User Posts: 4,092 Senior Member
    yes I just printed it and added in the parts it wouldn't let me fit, namely the essay. Then I snail-mailed it.
  • Louis558Louis558 Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    where did you add the essay? Did you just simply staple it or something?
  • sparticus800sparticus800 Registered User Posts: 4,092 Senior Member
    yes exactly
  • Louis558Louis558 Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    did anyone call yet?
  • James17James17 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    i called common app and they said theyd talk to cornell about extending the character count. They said it was also probably an error since it is cornell's first year using this kind of online supplement...maybe someone can call to check up on whats going to be done..im applying ED so id like to know now if i need to mail instead
  • Louis558Louis558 Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    thanks so much! I will be sure to call.... i will give it unti monday so it doesnt seem to overdone. Thanks again.
  • sparticus800sparticus800 Registered User Posts: 4,092 Senior Member
    James it will take like 30 minutes to fill your app out in ink and mail it. I think you'll make the November 1 deadline. ;)
  • James17James17 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    i called friday and they said they are dicussing whether or not to revise the character count tuesday (today), has anyone called yet to check what they decided?
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