No, we have a rolling admission process so there is no deadline to join the Society. The only deadline is the scholarship deadline, which is December 15th of each year. If you apply after December 15th, you will not be eligible for scholarships for that year, but for the following year. This is done to make the scholarship selection process fair to all students who have applied during the calendar year. For example, if you apply on December 20th 2006, you will be eligible for the 2007 scholarships, but if you apply on December 5th 2006, you will be eligible for the 2006 scholarships.