How long is too long??

<p>My transfer essay requires 250 words minimum. My essay has at least 700 words. Is that too long, or is it normal?? Do colleges have any maximum requirements for essay lengths?</p>

<p>That's ok as long as it flows and easy to read. I'd say going over 900 is long.
If they did have a word-count limit they would have specify that.</p>

<p>Thank you.</p>

<p>as long as you don't have anything unnecessary you should be ok. mine was around 1200 words, but i tried to condense it as much as possible.</p>

<p>Well, my story is pretty weird and since the essay is the only place where I can really explain what happened with my life, the essay is pretty long. I finished my essay and it has 1300 words. Guess I have given detailed descriptions about why I want to transfer. Is that okay or should I edit it out?</p>

<p>my only advice would be to have someone objective read it and decided if its just right or overly detailed...</p>

<p>I guess I should ask someone from CC to read it for me. But I don wanna risk my essay getting ripped (not that it's worth getting ripped anyways, but you never know)</p>

<p>haha, true..i guess that's always a concern. But there are lots of ppl who ask CCers through message/email if they have already gotten accepted or sent in ALL applications...
I'm sure you could look into that if you're interested.</p>

<p>Yeah I have been looking around and have sent my essays to a few ppl. Awaiting <em>nail biting</em></p>