How important is timing for Wisco, Ill, etc.

<p>So i was talking to a few senior friends of mine and they told me that if i apply to schools like Wisconsin and Illinois before Nov. i have a great shot at getting in OOS. how valid is this?</p>

<p>The earlier you apply, the quicker your decision will be (unless you get postponed). Chances are, applying early will help you because the full scope of the applicant pool isn't already evaluated. I wouldn't say you have a "great" chance, but you probably will have a bit greater chance to get in.</p>