Indiana University Essay?

<p>I started to apply to Indiana University at bloomington and I find that the application is very short. There is no essay question, nothing about recommendations, and the EC's section is extremely generic. I'm just wondering if I'm just missing something.</p>

<p>dunno if this should be in the common app thread but i thought the same when i started it. i think it's like university of pittsburgh and other big state schools. recommendations and essays are probably optional to be sent on your own directly to the school. for those schools im going to send essays, recommendations, and an activities resume with my transcript probably.</p>