It is now December, and most Round 2 deadlines for top US programs are about a month away. Are you ready?
If your test scores (TOEFL and GMAT) aren't quite there.. and your essays are coming together slowly.. is it worth rushing to put together a sub-standard application just to make the Round 2 deadline?
Some people think it is - and they often talk about how impossible it is to gain admission to schools in Round 3. It might very well be more difficult - but it is also worth considering just how much better your application could be if you gave yourself more time to make your essays stronger, and add some points to your test scores. The increase in the strength of your application just may outweigh the increase in difficulty you face in Round 3.