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How is essay word count determined ? [#permalink]
10 Jan 2013, 17:18
This might be a stupid question so please humor me : Your application essays are converted into a pdf document for submission. The only way to get back the text data is to run it through an OCR software...even then its not accurate. So how does the admissions committee determine the essay word count ?
Re: How is essay word count determined ? [#permalink]
10 Jan 2013, 17:20
after reading tons of essays, adcom members know what 400 words in 10-12pt font should look like on a page. (i.e. if its 2 pages, and your essay is 3.5....well then they won't be too happy with you.)