College essay word 'limit' question?

Sooooo... It's that time of year again where all the high school seniors are stressing about college... *sigh* So I was just wondering... one of the colleges i'm applying for asks me to write an essay that is "approximately 750 words" I just finished a well thought out essay, but it only has... show more Sooooo... It's that time of year again where all the high school seniors are stressing about college... *sigh*

So I was just wondering... one of the colleges i'm applying for asks me to write an essay that is "approximately 750 words"

I just finished a well thought out essay, but it only has about 560 words. any more words, would be a bunch of BS...

Do you think that the missing 200 words would harm my chances?

*Note* the essay is for the the school's scholarship consideration
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