Let’s take a look at what it took to get into DS18. As you look at these, you might notice the data sets are different. Many of them joined us at different times. Some were offered positions when interviewing for prior cohorts. At least five of them had applied once before and didn’t get in. They went off to practice, applied a second time, and made it through!
What should you take from this? Apply early. You get more time to iterate on your application and you have the potential to be offered an early interview. Don’t wait! Get your applications in!