How Strict Are UCs on Word Limit

<p>So my UC essays are ~30 words over the limit. I know that most schools are fairly lenient if you're barely over the word limit, but what about the UCs? They are so different from schools on the Common App that I thought I should make a post to check and make sure that it's okay.</p>

<p>Pretty strict. I feel like I remember a word counter in the app that doesn't let you submit if it goes over 1000 (from last year).</p>

<p>^Correct. Although there aren't restrictions on how you allot the word count (i.e. 300 on the first essay and 700 on the second, 500 for both, etc.), the app won't let you exceed 1000.</p>