Possibly the dumbest question ever...

<p>Should I single or double space my personal statement? Also, should I upload it as a .PDF file, or is a word doc fine?</p>

<p>If you upload it as a word doc it converts to a PDF for you. I'd single space it so it looks more concise because they don't like long ones.</p>

<p>Upload it as a word document.</p>

<p>Everyone I know double spaces their personal statements. It doesn't look any more "concise" single-spaced. Either way, it's ~500 words, and the admissions officers can tell if you went overboard. Double-spaced makes it easier to read, in general.</p>

<p>Hm. But double spacing does turn my piece into two pages--will my response be cutoff?</p>

<p>No. Everyone's response is two pages. If you are in doubt, upload your word document onto the common app and click preview. You can always delete your uploaded document if you want to edit your personal statement later.</p>

<p>one point five it.</p>