a year ago
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Coalition App Essay Length

Hi there! I'm just a little confused as to how long the main Coalition Essay is supposed to be. I've seen a couple sources that say 500-550, some that say you can go up to 650 and some (college vine, I think) that say only 300-400). Can anyone clarify which lengths are acceptable and why? Currently my essay is 564 words, is that okay?


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a year ago

From Coalition Application prompt (copied)

Please enter your Coalition Essay below.

While there is no perfect length for an essay, we recommend that you aim for 500 to 650 words.

Therefore, since you are at 564 you are less than the middle word count which would be 575. I should think you are on the money for this one.

When you continue to edit it and find that you might need to add or subtract one or two sentences, I think you will be perfectly conforming to their suggestions.

Good luck with your essay!

5 months ago

When applying via the Common App, you are not able to submit anything over the strict 650-word limit. The Coalition recommends that students keep the length of their essays between 500-550 words, but they are allowed to submit much longer essays.

But some schools have strict rules you've to follow them.

For the length of the essay, you can visit these links.




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