Narrowing the Field
The website will ask you to fill out a submission form describing who you are and why you’d like to attend the Ellen DeGeneres show. It is rumored that this information will then pass over a panel of internal judges, but due to the sheer number of regular applicants, it’s more likely that your application will be filtered by a quality assurance software program before it’s viewed by a person. If you can manage to make it through this phase, you’re already ⅔ farther ahead than everyone else.
Playing Hard to Get
Potential guests are allowed to consider multiple dates for attendance, but once they apply for a single one, they will be barred from applying to any other date on the foreseeable calendar. However, if the prospective guest doesn’t hear back about their application, they will be allowed to apply again after two week’s time. In theory, an individual can apply for 3 separate dates within the two month period that the tickets are available, that is if there are any that are still available when the time comes.