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length of amcas personal statement

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Bored_Student, May 7, 2007.

  1. Bored_Student

    Bored_Student New Member
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    before everyone yells at me for asking this question, i did google this and look through the stickied post about personal statements, but i couldnt find the answer. so here goes: for the amcas personal statement, is the limit 5300 characters including spaces or not including spaces? thanks everyone!
     
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  3. 146233

    146233 Phthirius pubis

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    Try reading the AMCAS instructions instead of Google. It's 5300 characters including spaces and punctuation. Hard returns are counted as two spaces.

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  4. Jacks Mannequin

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    Including spaces. It's a simple character count from what I saw on amcas.
     
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    Normally your posts seem to be slightly more critical than necessary(;)), but I agree with you here. AMCAS puts up a whole survival kit--FAQs, checklist, instruction manual, etc. Why don't people read this?
     
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    Apparently because it's easier to ask, wait, and hope one of us does the work. :)
     
  7. Bored_Student

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    ah, i forgot all about the AMCAS instruction book. thanks guys!
     

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