Essay Length

I’ve written my common app personal statement. It’s about 570 words and I can shrink it down some, but it loses a lot. Will adcoms be strict about the 500 word thing, or just as long as it’s about a page will they be all right?


<p>If it fits on one page, it is fine. 570 words is no problem.</p>

<p>How about if you submit it online? Will they truncate it?</p>

<p>i have exactly same problem. i tried, it wont truncate, but shows "Please see additional pages", and an essay will be on an additional page.
same for short answers.</p>

<p>but i wonder if it's fine or may annoy adcoms..
does anyone know?? Do colleges (that accept the Common App) really restrict about word limits??</p>