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Old 09-19-2014
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Default Personal Statment Question - Please help

Hey guys...I have already applied but I am dealing with a slight issue..I uploaded my personal statement, which has 673 words and it fits into one page under Courier New font 10. But the problem is I just copied and pasted the PS from the ERAS application and its a page and a paragraph into the second page. I am confused because the statement I uploaded had fit perfectly on one page and I still have it saved on my desktop. But I finally figured out why the PS got more than a page, its that ERAS switches from single space setting to something a little higher, which changes what you had already set. Would that be a problem? I am worried because I worked really hard on making it one page and it is one page, but once you paste it on a word document from the eras it goes to slightly longer than one page. Am I the only one with this issue? Please let me know....Thanks!
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I personally don't think so that its a really big deal. ideally yes its supposed to be 1 page. but if you have more than that it shouldn't be really big deal. my friend had 908 words last year he matched. so don't panic. just pray.
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