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Although applications are collected throughout the year, only those submitted by February 15 are guaranteed placement consideration for the same calendar year. Placement consideration begins in January, so the earlier applications are submitted, the higher the chance of being placed in an assignment.
It is your responsibility to assure that references respond promptly and that their contact information in the application is correct.
The placement process will not start until MCC receives all of the references on your behalf.