Submit online application earlier than offline packet
The deadlines for applying to US Universities are very close now. Most applications are submitted online, but one still needs to send a lot of materials offline including transcripts.
It is tempting to wait until last date to submit the online application because you may think it is instantaneous. Well, it is not always the case. The servers of online applications experience very heavy traffic in the last few days and are likely to be down.
Here are other good reasons why we recommend that you not only submit your online application early, but do it BEFORE you mail your offline materials.