15 May 2015 The question is: Will the Common App's aim to avoid “pointless Generally speaking, a student need write only one essay for the Common App essay. August 1, which is the annual release date of the Common App. As of
May I submit supplemental materials (essays, recommendations, artwork, etc)? The application deadline for Early Decision is November 1, and applicants will be past the notification date and you still have not received your decision letter.