USC Supplement Question. Help!!

<p>In approximately one paragraph, please address the following prompt:
Describe your academic interests and how you plan to pursue them at USC. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections.</p>

<p>My supplement essay has about 500 words. I thought that was okay since there wasn't any word count requirement. However, I realized that on the above it says to write in approximately one paragraph.</p>

<p>I sent an e-mail to USC, but they are closed until first week of January. I really want to finish this as soon as possible, that way I can enjoy my winter. :(</p>

<p>If anyone know about preferred word count, please help me with it.</p>

<p>THANK YOU</p>

<p>Are you serious? It has a character count of 3500. That is indeed approximately 500 words. The preferred count is the ~1 paragraph they suggested.</p>

<p>Oh shoot- I misunderstood-
But I still don't get the ~1 paragraph part. How long should it be?</p>