Quick question about the essays

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  1. Melosh3

    Melosh3 Member

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    So, my application got closed, I asked my MALO what was up, he said it was due to not submitting anything, I explained all I had left was the essays and the physical fitness test, he said that was weird and that I should try faxing them all my stuff again with a cover letter, so I am now working on all the essays (which luckily I had copied down earlier for a school assignment) but I don't know any of the word count requirements, can anyone fill me in?

    Short Version- What are the word count requirements for the essays?
     
  2. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    I believe it's 2500 characters max withOUT considering spaces (so 2500 letters, effectively, max).
     
  3. Melosh3

    Melosh3 Member

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    How are you even supposed to count that haha

    Also isn't the last one longer?
     
  4. airassault

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    In a Word Document, you can find that somewhere in Tools> Word Count- it should state how many characters you have typed as well.

    Also, they are all the same length-2,500 characters :thumb:
     
  5. Melosh3

    Melosh3 Member

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    Character count would include spaces if I am not mistaken, I could write a program to do it but I feel like I have a lot more important things to write (namely like, 8 college essays)

    Thank you very much for the responses!
     
  6. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    Why aren't you just doing this all online?
     
  7. clamelken2

    clamelken2 Member

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    his app got shut down.
     
  8. MemberLG

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    Ask RC to reopen your application file. I am surprised your application got closed also as I know of plenty of candidates with open file with less completed.

    Possible reasons closing application files this early are
    - medical disqualification
    - inactivity
    - academic disqualification
     
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  9. jlwilkes101

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    The character count doesn't include spaces (I checked before I wrote mine). And on Word, under word count it tells you how many characters with spaces and without spaces, so just look at the without spaces one.
     
  10. AaronChurchill

    AaronChurchill New Member

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    when I was doing my essays I copied the text from a word document into a character counter that I found on google. Google is a tool, use it.:thumb:
     

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