You should have completed the following...
#1.Prior to Sept of the year you apply;
Take the TOEFL and GMAT
Come up with a list of 8 schools where you will apply
Contract the 2 people who will write your letter s of recommendation & get their approval
Have ETS & Thormson send the score reports to you chosen schools
Prepare a rough draft of your resume
Get a copy of your academic transcript
Collect Applications & Begin Application to Schools
1st round applications generally due in Oct-Nov 15
Arrage alumni or no-campus interviews for school that allow it
1st Round Decision are released from late December-late January
2nd Round applications due is from January 1-15
Round 2 Decisions released in April.
Deposits due around mid-April to early May. Many orientations held fro new admits in April