Hi, I am planning to apply to schools in June, but am also starting a three month long trip to South America later this month. My return date is still flexible. I would like to apply as early as possible, but don't want to return home with a collection of overdue secondaries. How long does the whole process take (for AACOM to send to all schools and schools to send applications out)? Also, how much time do most schools give you to return secondaries? I plan to call my schools on interest for individual info, but any general advice would help.