How much is too much?!?

<p>I'm currently at 426 words for a 300 word essay. It sucks. I know I need to cut down, but is ~375 ok...I really can't find anything else to cut without losing the whole point of my essay. </p>

<p>Has anyone ever heard of college admissions/summer program people just not reading something because it's too long??</p>

<p>Please make me feel better :)</p>