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    Hi. Just wondering if i could get some help on my Personal statement, ive fullfilled the 47 lines criteria but overdone on the characters requirement. Do i have to cut down on the characters in order for me to save my personal statement on ucas?

    currently i have 749 words, 4,421 characters with spaces and 47 lines...

    thank you very much in advance. very appreciated.
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    Never heard of 47 lines...UCAS says 4000 characters, so I'm sticking to that...
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    You have to comply with both criteria
    the form you fill in is weird though, so even when you copy / paste theamount of lines will probably go down
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    It's whichever limit is reached first... Put your PS into UCAS and see what happens, that's the only way you'll know for sure. Lines on UCAS are smaller than on word afaik
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    If you put it in to the space that you can on UCAS, then click preview, it should tell you if you can use that length. If it's too long it will tell you.
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    It has to be either 4000 characters or 47 lines, whichever you is smaller. So, if your PS is under the line limit but over the character limit, it is still too long and you need to cut down to below 4000 characters
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    smaller of two -4000 chracters or 47 lines. if you do it right with proper breaks in paras - you could say get 3900 odd w/ 47 lines and make the whole thing look presentable.
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    Yes, both apply; so whichever limit you reach first. Copy and paste your PS into UCAS Apply and see how much is cut off.
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    Both.
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    Usually more 4000 characters I should think

    Thats what it's measured in on the form

    Its approx 47 lines
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    Mine was within the 4000 characters so I was chuffed until I put it on UCAS and it told me it was 3 lines too long....
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    For new paragraphs, can you just indent or does it have to be spaced?
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    (Original post by afua12)
    For new paragraphs, can you just indent or does it have to be spaced?
    indents don't show up on ucas, so i just did two enter buttons like

    i don't know what it's actually called

    erm and it's the shorter of the two, like my PS was 3700ish but was over 47 lines so had to cut it down
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    Has to meet both.
 
 
 
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