What Font?

<p>What font/formatting is appropriate for the personal essay & supplements on the common app? I was thinking of deviating from times new roman 12pt, but will that look bad? Also, double or single space?</p>

<p>As long as it looks professional and won't hurt their eyes after reading pages of it.
I just did Times New Roman, 12pt, double.</p>

<p>Anything that is standard (TNR, Arial) is fine. If the adcoms notice your font, you've done something wrong.</p>

<p>should it be double or single spaced?</p>

<p>B u m p .</p>

<p>I prefer single spacing.</p>

<p>Double spacing is for teachers who will put notes on school assignments.</p>

<p>what do you see more of? since there is nothing printed on the common app for preference, I cannot imagine a student would be penalized either way - or at least they shouldn't - how do you feel about going over the 500 word 'limit'.</p>