Many institutions require a supplemental form in addition to the submission of the Common Application essay. A supplemental form seeks additional information from a student (this can be an additional essay or general questions) that is specific to the institution.
It is important for students not to recycle their supplemental essays, but to make them very specific. Students should explore and investigate an instiution's clubs, programs, classes and campus life. The supplemental essay should reveal to the college representatives why the student and the instiution are a great match.
Supplemental forms can be found on institutions's website.