Here is a rundown of my personal application timeline. If you are looking to apply to the Peace Corps, keep in mind that the timeline is different for everyone. Unfortunately, a lot of it is out of your control. Think of this as the first step in becoming flexible, something you will need to be when you serve. My best piece of advice is to try your best to get the application in early (when the post opens up) and once invited, to get the medical and legal work done ASAP. Meeting with a recruiter will also help you through the process as you will know what to expect moving forward. You will thank yourself later! 🙂
Let me know if you have any questions!