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McGill Personal Statement Limit
« on: November 10, 2006, 07:38:08 AM »
Hello!

I am wondering if someone can explain to me exactly what the limit on the McGill personal statement is... here is an excerpt from the page online:

"Applicants must write an essay (two single- or double-spaced typed pages) in either English or French..."

I am having trouble discerning what the limit actually is... afterall two single-spaced (i.e. four double spaced) and two double-spaced pages are very different amounts.

Any thoughts or answers? Much appreciated,

Maria

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Re: McGill Personal Statement Limit
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006, 03:11:00 PM »
Hello!

I am wondering if someone can explain to me exactly what the limit on the McGill personal statement is... here is an excerpt from the page online:

"Applicants must write an essay (two single- or double-spaced typed pages) in either English or French..."

I am having trouble discerning what the limit actually is... afterall two single-spaced (i.e. four double spaced) and two double-spaced pages are very different amounts.

Any thoughts or answers? Much appreciated,

Maria

2 single-spaced pages would be the limit.
I think they basically don't want to deal with flipping through pages more than 2. Single or double spaced doesn't seem to be an issue, from that excerpt.
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Re: McGill Personal Statement Limit
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2006, 08:58:02 PM »
Strad, I didn't think you were applying to McGill.
And yeah, I think 2 pages double spaced is the bare minimum. I think for McGill don't be afraid to approach 2 pages single spaced if you will write a very serious amount about why you want to go to McGill. Mine was 2 pages 11 pt font 1.4 spacing I think.
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Re: McGill Personal Statement Limit
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006, 01:32:54 AM »
I'm pretty jealous of you people who have a functional knowledge of French. Stupid BC education...

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Re: McGill Personal Statement Limit
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2006, 01:35:16 AM »
Strad, I didn't think you were applying to McGill.
And yeah, I think 2 pages double spaced is the bare minimum. I think for McGill don't be afraid to approach 2 pages single spaced if you will write a very serious amount about why you want to go to McGill. Mine was 2 pages 11 pt font 1.4 spacing I think.

I don't know if I am applying yet. January 15th is the deadline.. so I'll have some time to think. :D
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