I was wondering when to start applying to school districts. I will complete my credential classes at the end of January, and then I will be able to apply for my credential. I've heard from some student teachers that they will be applying early (before they complete classes)...is that a smart idea? I know I can't be considered until my application is complete, but should I start the process? Also, after applying for the Preliminary credential...how long does it take for everything to go through?