For the Common App supplements, can your essays go over the character limit?
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Question by Eric: For the Common App supplements, can your essays go over the character limit?
For example, Stanford has 3 supplement essays. The instructions say "at least 250 words but not exceeding the space provided." The box for typing says "1800 characters remaining" when empty, but that is only around 300 words. Can we go over the character limit without "exceeding the space provided"?
Answer by winnywinnwinn
I didn't apply to Stanford, but last year Northwestern's supplement did not allow you to go over the character limit. If it gives you a tally, then it probably will not let you past the limit.
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