Quick question for anyone willing to answer. A couple of the schools I am applying to say to write the statement "in 500 words or less...". Now, I know they don't actually read how many words there are on the paper, but are they really strict on adhering to that 500 word limit? My paper is about 550 words total, but it still fits on just the front page of the provided form. That's not going to hinder my application, is it?