This is the oldest and most cliched rule in the rulebook to boost your study abroad application. The proverb early to bed, early to rise is appropriate here. To do so, you need to do your research earlier. Make your plans about the entire process and list the contingencies which may happen. Also, list out the solutions too. Early planning will help you keep a clear mind throughout the process. Do not mix excitement and planning. Planning needs to be serious for your overseas education dream to come true.