Application dates, including deadlines for financial aid and fellowships.
For standardized tests by registering in advance, studying, and allowing time for a retake if necessary.
To complete the application by gathering two or three letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, and other professional references at least 1-2 months prior to application deadlines.
Your personal statement and work with professors, Career Center advisors, or Writing Center consultants to revise and strengthen it.
Your knowledge to the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT or other standardized test in the fall.
Online, typically in the fall or winter, but print the application and complete a draft before you submit the final version along with your official transcripts from the Registrar's Office. Also verify that your letters of recommendation have been sent before the application deadline.
At least one month before the application deadline, and even sooner if you seek financial aid.
Which school is right for you by reviewing program details, comparing financial aid packages and cost of living, visiting campus, and talking again with faculty and other key influencers.