<p>Are you allowed to go past the 500 word limit on the Common App essay? Say, about 2 full pages at around 600 some words.</p>
<p>A lot of people do. I remember that my essay was somewhere between 650-750 words. I advise not exceeding 750 words though...</p>
<p>Mine was 800+ words.
I would recommend anywhere between 500 and 1000.</p>
<p>Is there really a 500 word limit? I seem to remember a 250 word minimum. In any case, 2 pages double spaced, is a good benchmark.</p>