Personal Essay Formatting

So if I double click enter to start a new paragraph, it looks nice in the typing box, but the space is way too big between paragraphs when looking at the preview. I’ve heard that that’s what the admissions officers look at. Am I the only one experiencing this, or is it everyone? If the preview is what admissions officers see, then the essay will look good to them if there are no spaces between paragraphs in the typing box.


I’m not sure how it will look to AO (I imagine the preview is correct, but I don’t know that for a fact), but on one of my applications the school said something like “The textbox may not retain your original formatting, and this will not factor into your decision”. So I think you shouldn’t worry about it, you aren’t going to get rejected just because the spaces in between paragraphs were too big.

@virgosun thank you