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09/04/2019

hmm random but college anyone?

QUESTION
hmm random but college anyone?
im applying for colleges now, or rather trying to get all my apps. done early and im doing common app., and i know my essay is supposed to be 500 words, but on some applications there are short answer questions…how many words should they be??

ANSWER
When using the CommonApp on-line, the word limit is 150 words or fewer for most questions. Anything you submit beyond that amount will automatically be cut off and not submitted to the colleges, so it’s important to stick to it. You should be automatically alerted and cut off if you go over the limit, but you can also use the “Preview” function to check your length and how things look.

The only exceptions to the 150-word limit would be with the supplements colleges sometimes have; in that case, each college would determine the word limit for their supplementary questions.