Taking admission in any graduate school is not the thing that you should take lightly. It is something that requires a lot of patience and ample amount of time to ponder, so that at the end of the day you should not feel guilty of your decision. It requires a major contribution intellectually, socially and emotionally. It is advisable to take almost a year to do your research and prepare your applications.
When you are seeking admission to any graduate school you should get alert two years ahead of time. Now the question comes to your mind “why two years?”. Two years is an ample amount of time to take such a decision. Yes, two years because graduate schools start accepting applications one year in advance before the intended start date. In order that you have enough time to analyze all the information you have received and read, and get gratified by yourself, you need at least this amount of time to gather all the information and do the required research.
You should not select your graduate school only on the basis of factors that the institute comes in the top institutes of your town, or it is ranked in the top five institutes, the institute is own by some famed personality, etc. It is the question of your career and you should be practical enough to take the right decision for you. You should pay a visit to the campus either virtually or personally, you should contact current students or alumni and have asked their student experience in the college, you should have thoroughly analyzed the curriculum and faculty.
To avoid the havoc of completing the form at the last moment, you should have completed the admission form at least 10 days in advance, so that you have enough time to review it and make sure that you have provided all the required information, everything is in order and you gratify all the requirements and all the things are in the order the application demands. If you don't keep enough time, before filling the application then there are some problems that may arise due to filling the form in a hurry. It may happen that the form have typos and grammatical errors, some questions are not fully answered, admission fee was not submitted, the form was for some other college, resume was not uploaded, entire section of the online application form was left blank and many more.
By taking the appropriate time to fill the application and reviewing the information provided you are ensuring that the admission committee is focusing on the information you have provided and not on your mistakes and once you got enrolled, you will be confident that you have made the best choice for your graduation school.