Plan to make the first deadline for next year. Right now you have plenty of time to prepare your materials for the first application deadlines of next year's cycle. Take the GMAT. Work on essays (you may want to contact the schools to which you plan to apply to make sure the questions will remain the same). Request transcripts. Talk to your planned recommenders. The early bird gets the worm, right? Be an early bird and maximize your chances for both admission and merit aid!
Whenever you apply, make sure your application represents you at your best. Here's hoping you meet with success!