Hi there I will be heading to Switzerland for an exchange program. The embassy & the school recommends that the process be applied asap as processing takes 2 - 3 months (or more if more proof etc. is needed).
The semester starts officially in end-Feb so is now too early to apply ? As in would the embassy accept the application since for Schengen tourist visas (type C) you can only do so earliest 3 months before.