The Old Republic Early Access Invites December 13th
Star Wars: The Old Republic early access invites are being sent out December 13th. This email will tell you when you can start early access. Early access is based off when you pre-ordered AND redeemed your early access code. If you’ve preordered, you can now download the client via the webpage. The 13th is rapidly coming, THEN all the questions will be answered. Below in italics is the official SWTOR post.
Early Game Access for Star Wars™: The Old Republic is only a few days away! Starting December 13, 2011, The Old Republic will begin emailing invitations to start your Early Game Access. Invitations will be sent throughout the Early Game Access period offering rolling access to the game in the order in which you redeemed your Pre-Order Code, so be sure to check your email inbox!