250 word essay, is it ok if you go 10-20 words over?

for the unc short essay, it says “Please limit your answer to approximately 250 words.” Is it ok if i go like 10-20 words over? or can i ABSOLUTELY not go over the limit?

<p>yess 10-20 words is ok</p>

<p>approximately = it's ok</p>

<p>otherwise it would get cut off in electronic apps.</p>

<p>its fine if u go over even 50 words as long as it preserves flow and keeps the adcom interested...no ones gonna count your words...</p>

<p>phew! thanks.</p>