First step, make sure you have obtained your unofficial transcripts from your undergraduate and/or graduate institution(s). You will be uploading the unofficial transcript twice during your application process – once before your submit your application (for McCombs’ qualitative review of your application) and once after you submit your application (for UT’s degree verification and GPA calculation).
Second step, make sure you touch base with your recommenders and gently remind them of the upcoming deadline. If needed, offer to buy them a cup of coffee if the recommender is having an extra tough week and is working long hours during the work day (this might help them complete that recommendation just a little bit faster!).