Although I do agree with this statement, I would say in addition, even if you have amazing stats (i.e. 35+ mcat and 3.8+sgpa/cgpa), apply early. There may be some aspect of your application that is lacking and you may not even know. For example, all the people you have proofread your personal statement may give you constructive criticism and feel your final draft is amazing. The only issue is, they are not representative of the views of an adcom. So what they may feel is great may not be so great after all. This process is so subjective and you can be rejected for the smallest issues. So to be safe, no matter how amazing you think your application is, apply early.Yes, the worse your stats, the more important it is that you apply early.