<p>The 200-500 word limit- is it strictly enforced??.my essay has about 530 words .</p>
<p>My suggestion would be to trim it to 499. They put in a limit for a reason (how many essays can they read)...you can probably cut a couple of sentences and some "verys' and your essay will still be good. </p>
<p>I mean the limit is 200-500 and you are over it...don't tempt fate.</p>
My essay is more than 500 words. Is that OK?
We ask that you respect the word limit we have set. Will we read the words beyond 500? Yes. But if your essay is much longer than 500 words, you will not have helped yourself by ignoring our request. Remember, concise and simple writing is often the best writing.
<p>30 words over isn't a problem. If everyone is important than keep it the way it is. But I would guess that you could trim it a like and it may actually be better</p>
<p>There are 2 essays, the common app and the Yale Supp.</p>
<p>Last year I did not see a limit for the common app (though 500 is suggested) and I think I wrote 800-900.
For the Supp I think I did about 600.</p>
<p>I got in.
30 words is nothing.</p>
<p>As long as what you write is GOOD and RELEVANT they will read it.</p>
Last year I did not see a limit for the common app (though 500 is suggested) and I think I wrote 800-900.
This year the limit is a hard 500.</p>
<p>Ahh. Then ignore what I said.</p>