APPLY EARLY! APPLY EARLY!
I took some time off to strengthen my application and to provide financial support to my family. I end up making amazing connections. You are more than your numbers. Let your passion and desire shine through your essays.
Words of Wisdom:
Network throughout your undergraduate years! I started going to conferences freshman year and from then on I kept in contact with various school Deans/Assistant Deans/Directors. It is nice to have an advocate on the other end.
Personal Statement was a work in progress... creative writing is a strength of mine :-)
Let\'s see how this goes!