If I wanted to apply August 1 (the first day the Apply Texas app opens), would I need my transcripts and recommendation letters? I don't see a slot to put them in on the preview, so would my school automatically send them? Does my school also need to send them on August 1? The reason I want to send in my application so early is so I have a good chance of getting the housing I want. I would I already have my essays/short answers done.