Know the timeline for applications many graduate programs have.
If you are planning to apply to graduate
school, it is best to start early to give yourself enough time for the entrance
exam, letters of recommendation, essays, personal statements, and other documents
necessary for admission to the program.
Applications for most PhD programs are
due as early as December or January, while deadlines for Master’s programs can
be anywhere from January, February, to March. Despite of which program you are
applying for starting early will give you more time to perfect your
Applying earlier can also increase your odds of being admitted. Depending on the graduate program some have rolling admissions, so applications are evaluated as they arrive (rather than all at once).