Single or Double Spaced Essays?

I'm sending in the paper application, and I was wondering if they wanted our essays doubled spaced because it's easier to read that way. I couldn't find anything about it in the instructions. Also, should each essay go on a separate sheet?</p>

<p>Thanks for the help.</p>

<p>Mine are 1.5 spaced, seperate sheets. Double spaced looks excessive, in my opinion.</p>

<p>College application essays are generally single spaced.</p>

<p>I think it's acceptable either way - I would have single-spaced it but my AP Lit teacher said that we should 1.5 it</p>

<p>yes i asked the ad com and she said always single space. its easiest and saves paper for them. less chance of losing a second sheet or so.</p>

<p>it doesn't really matter as long as it fits on one page and is under/around the word limit.</p>

<p>usually single space is fine, but yea what foreverzero said, just fit it on one page.</p>

<p>I'm putting each essay on a separate sure to put the option #'s on...</p>

<p>and your name/ssn
or do they prefer birthdate? i put ssn</p>

<p>I put name, ssn, and high school</p>

<p>when online, they give you the three boxes. should you make the first line of each box which option you are writing about? or what?</p>

<p>Yea that's what I did.</p>

<p>i just had an "oh ****" moment... i followed the directions on the Common App and put my name, birthday, and school name on each of the sheets, even the princeton supplement...</p>

<p>why "oh ****"?</p>

<p>because it looks weird putting "Essay 2 for Princeton University" when you're applying there ED

<p>haha, yeah I guess it does...</p>

<p>why do you have to put the question numbers on the essay? can't you just put the question itself?</p>

<p>Yea I didn't put numbers because the questions didn't have numbers.</p>

<p>so it doesn't matter whether you put your SSN or your birthday on the sheets?</p>

<p>You should put those in case they separate the sheets.</p>