Early Decision and Early Action deadlines in the US are November 1 and 15. Students are responsible for knowing the deadlines of their selected schools and for providing the appropriate documentation forms to the college counsellor and teachers writing recommendations at least three weeks before the deadline.
Regular Decision deadlines for many schools in the U.S. are January 1 or 15. Students must provide all documents (online or in paper form) to the college counsellor and to teachers writing recommendations before December 1. In order to obtain an effective letter of recommendation, students must give their resume to teachers for writing.