Since we process applications on a rolling admissions basis, it is always advantageous to apply early - as applications are submitted and become complete, we will review them and make admissions decisions. The application is now live for both spring semester (January 2015 start) and autumn semester (August 2015 start). The deadline to apply for the January start is October 15, so you still have plenty of time to get ready.
We have received a few inquiries from applicants who have submitted their applications and one or more of their listed references have not completed the online recommendation form. We generally get a question like this: "I listed a former supervisor as a reference in my application and it appears his reference is the only one missing. I am unable to get in touch with him, as he no longer works at my company and I am afraid he may have forgotten about my reference for my application. Can I select another person in his place in order to complete my application?"