3 page PS and 1 page Why GULC ... ok?

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Philipsssssss
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3 page PS and 1 page Why GULC ... ok?

Postby Philipsssssss » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:49 pm

3 page PS and 1 page "Why GULC"

Is that too much, or acceptable?

Applying early decision, below borderline numbers.

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Re: 3 page PS and 1 page Why GULC ... ok?

Postby Sinra » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:13 pm

Philipsssssss wrote:3 page PS and 1 page "Why GULC"

Is that too much, or acceptable?

Applying early decision, below borderline numbers.



Unless it's Berkeley, do a 2 page PS. Remember that they are looking for well-written statements that make a point concisely.

Edited to add: What the ppl below said also applies--no rule is hard and fast except for where specifically stated by the school. I did 4 page for Berkeley and 2 pages for everywhere else.
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ok?

Postby canes » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:19 pm

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Re: 3 page PS and 1 page Why GULC ... ok?

Postby Philipsssssss » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:29 pm

Thank you.

:arrow: Would anyone like to swap PS's for general comments? (I am not looking to burden anyone with minor details and edits)

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Re: 3 page PS and 1 page Why GULC ... ok?

Postby softsgalore » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:32 pm

I submitted a four-page PS to everywhere I applied. GULC's dean called to personally congratulate me for my PS yesterday (and freaked me out, because I had no idea why he'd be calling when everyone else was getting letters...but he was awesome!). So I think the two-page rule is not always the case. If you think your PS is truly exceptional, it's okay if it's long. If you think it's just a normal to above-average PS, shorten it if it's at all possible.

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Re: 3 page PS and 1 page Why GULC ... ok?

Postby Philipsssssss » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:08 pm

Anyone want to exchange comments on PS?




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