Word limit for personal statements

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vivace
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Word limit for personal statements

Postby vivace » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:30 pm

Does anyone know how strict the admissions committees are about enforcing word limits for personal statements? For example, Illinois has a limit of 1000 words for personal statements. Will reject my application or dock points if I have, say, 1075 words?

rjharris
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Postby rjharris » Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:38 pm

just create a pdf and they cant tell :)

on a serious note, i think +- 20 to 30 is okay. +- 100 probably not so much




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