I went for the info session in August of 2010. They told us we would be hearing from them within the year. Then I got busy with some online schooling. I got my call to go back in March of 2011 and they told me I was not ready because I had not lost any weight. I'd been concentrating so hard on school I forgot about me. So they asked me to come back in June of 2011 and by that time I'd lost about 15 lbs and had my food logs all completed for them. They then told me I was ready and I was done In August of 2011. Sooo, when they tell you at the info session to start losing weight, they mean business. If you want to get in soon you have to prove to them that you are serious.
Hope this helps.