Online common app ? Please help

If I put in a essay longer than 500 words will they “truncate” the extra words. I know people often go over but common App online makes it seem like they will not allow it.

<p>They do allow it. If you do print preview, they don't truncate it. My essays is like 650 words and it seems to fit.</p>

<p>yea, but how do you know once you submit it that they don't truncate it?</p>

<p>because it says that what you see is what they see...</p>