Hi! I am pre-pharmacy student. I want to apply at University of Texas - Austin & University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill for Fall - 2005 (Pharm.D). Basically, at the both schools that I'm planning to apply, their application process start from (October 1, 2004 - Faburary 1, 2005). So, even though they take applications for 4 months(OCT-FEB), I want to apply in the first week of October at both schools. So, when do I start writing my admission essay and get the letters of recommendations if I want to apply between the first week of October? Also, what is the essay and letters of recommendations contain? What they look like? What i have to do in order to write essay and letters of recommendation?