Common app- most meaningful activity essay

The common app website says that it will only display about 400 characters (which is about 75 words) but says you can use up to 150 words… is it a problem if my activity essay has to spill onto an extra page? Also if my activity essay is 234 words, is that a big problem?

<p>Ok... so now it's down to 196 words but I really don't think I can cut it down much more. (I started at around 300 words.) Is this ok for the common app? Or do I really need to cut out parts of it?</p>

<p>You should be fine. I submitted my app with my short answer on an extra page. It's not a big deal.</p>