7+ Year Member
- Sep 18, 2012
That’s seems like it would serve the intended purpose of making the application take just enough extra work to discourage people who aren’t really interested from applying.There is no rule against it and a few programs do this, but it also works against you. Supplemental applications are a pain for applicants. If you are applying to 40 places, you will likely decide 39 is enough if someone wants to make you write another essay.