Hi there! I'm planning on applying to graduate programs for Fall 2013 but I'm not sure how to go about it. I'll be taking my GREs in a few weeks and then I'll really sit down and start on my statement of purpose. All the apps are due January/ February so I was wondering what is your opinion on the timeline I have for myself? Do you think it's possible for myself to work on apps in a month or two?
Also, my goal has always been to stay within California but all the California PAB accredited schools seem really competitive for me to even consider. I had a 3.39 GPA and some city planning experience (~6 months). Applying to schools such as UCLA or Cal, would it be a waste of application $$?
I'm depending on the ACSP guide to give me an idea of which schools look appealing. Should I be looking at something else to consider schools?
Let me know your thoughts!