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Coalition App Essay Length
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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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7 months 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!

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