Candidate Statements Lengths

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  1. BenjaminZ

    BenjaminZ Member

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    Hello all,

    "maximum 2,500 characters" is the length referenced on the Candidate Statements page on the admissions portal. I don't want to undershoot on these. Should I aim for the maximum character length? Also, do we need to format it with paragraphs as we enter it? I know sometimes when I copy and paste text from word, it combines it into a giant wall of font.

    Thanks!
     
  2. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    my first one was 2,488 characters. Second one was 2,325 characters. My third was 2,405... So i would lean towards the long side, but make sure that it isn't too wordy. When I copy-pasted it turned into one big paragraph, so I wouldn't worry. Good luck!
     
  3. Pellets007

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    Mine were all approximately 1800 characters. Be concise but say what you need to.
     
  4. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    My lengths were similar to robinhood17's.
     
  5. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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