Common app- most meaningful activity essay

<p>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>

<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>