essay word limit on online app

<p>it says on common app online that the maximum number of charactesr you can have in the essay is 1800, otherwise they will be truncated.</p>

<p>but when i preview it i can see all of my essay with lots of space still left, desipte the fact that my essay has like 2300 characters!?</p>

<p>does this mean i can submit my essay (im intending to submit online) or do i need to shorten it?</p>

<p>shorten. Many people have encouraged applicants to have others review, and cut out all the redundant phrases and details that don't add to who YOU are.</p>

<p>but the thing is, do i HAVE to shorten it?</p>

<p>is the online common app going to cut my essay?
its about ~100 words over limit, but i can still see all the words on the common app when i do print preview</p>

<p>no, you dont have to... wat you see is wat they see</p>

<p>In your first question, you said it was 500 words over, now you say 100. Have you been editting?
I do think its hard to edit one's own writing, but others may be able to help shift passive verb phrases into an active verb, eliminate a sentence or phrase.</p>

<p>i said characters not words...</p>