Question is in the title. Yale is my first choice, and I've done everything on Common App except all the essays. I'm nervous about getting rejected in December and then having to wait many months until I hear back from other schools. I would also like a bit more time to refine my essays for Yale, both the supplements and Common App essay. However, from what I have heard, applicants who apply early have a bit of an edge. Could anyone give me advice on this topic? Thanks!