Anyone that is applying to Columbia.... do you know how important it is to adhere to word limits? I'm looking at an essay and it says "Recommended 500 word limit". Well, is it recommended or is it a limit?
I just did that essay and mine is ~ 600 words. Granted it is my first draft, so I can probably cut some out, I'd still apreciate anyone sharing what they know about how AdCom views writing more than "recommended"