Common App Supplement Essays

<p>I was working on the supplement on the commonapp and it says that each short answer should be about half a page or 250 words. For one of mine, my essay is around 450 words but it fits on half a page single-spaced, Times New Roman 12pt font, 1 inch margins. Is this okay or is it supposed to be double spaced? I'm not sure how much more I can cut out... is the limit really strict?</p>

<p>I've double spaced everything I have written for several years so I am assuming it conforms to double spacing. Also the word count is more important than the page. I would definitely shave off 150 words.</p>

<p>Okay, I have another essay that I don't like as much that is around 370 words long that I could cut down a bit more. I tried double spacing 250 words and it was more like 3/4 of a page so I'm not really sure. I guess it would be better to stick with the word count then..</p>

<p>Single spaced is just fine. Double spacing is for school, so your teachers can make notes on your essays.</p>

<p>We don't count words. We want you to be concise and to the point. Don't go on for a solid page.</p>

<p>Okay! I'll try to cut mine down as much as possible but seeing as I started from over 500 words, I feel like it is pretty concise. It is a bit over half a page now but I'll try to cut it down some more. Thank you so much!</p>