"While there are still seven months until next year’s first-round deadlines, there may in fact be less time to prepare than prospective applicants might imagine. Many candidates do not contemplate how daunting it can be to start the application process in September,especially those who have their eyes on October deadlines. Suddenly,you could face the task of tackling the GMAT, writing many different essays for five or six different schools, drafting a resume, selecting and managing recommenders and completing campus visits — all at once.If that is not enough, you will still have to continue with existing commitments to your employer, community and family. The difference between completing your ideal number of applications and a reduced,“manageable” number might be the difference between starting to prepare now and starting in the summer or fall..."
read entire article