Could you please suggest me how long should it take to prepare all application documents to complete the process in time?
3 weeks? 4 weeks?
In addition, if you have any suggestion or the URL that let me know the whole process, what to do in the application process, please let me know. It would be really appreciate.
Thanks for your valuable information.
There is a lot you need to start gathering.
The big elements - Essays, Resume, Transcripts, Rec letters, GMAT scores break down as follows in my experience:
Essays: First school took me about 100 hours of work, second school about 50.
Resume: 10-15 hours of edits (you keep coming back to this as you write your essays to make sure things "flow" logically between the two)
Transcripts: Expect 7 business days to get a copy to you, and roughly 2 to 3 hours to transcribe them and validate them. You'll also need to calculate each year's GPA - something you want to make sure you do very very carefully.
GMAT Scores: I dont know where the 2 month thing came from, they told me it takes up to 14 bussiness days to get to the schools but thats hardly 2 months.
Rec Letters: Allow as much time as possible. I've had some recommenders who have been very good and very responsive and I've had two that have been a royal pain. Constant follow up required and a real hassle. The sooner you do this the better. Give them deadlines at least a week before theschool's real deadline.
Beyond this, you need to
1) Find exact titles of each of your previous jobs
2) Get addresses, fax # and phone # of all your previous employers
3) Get exact annual bonuses, starting salaries, ending salaries and precise dates of employment at each school
4) Determine precise dates of attendance at each school you attended.
5) Determine your parents job titles and degrees as well as which institutions granted them.
6) Obtain contact information for all your major extracurricular activities as some schools request this, and even if they didn't, you'd want to be able to provide it if they ever asked for it.
7) Schedule visits or info sessions to your major schools well before the deadlines if possible so as to get the most for your essays early in the process.
8) Determine dates, hours of work, title, etc for each extraccuricular you had in college.
9) Repeat #8 for all extracurr you've had after college.
There's a lot more to do but it all escapes me now.