Currently I live in Pasadena (which is why I received it essentially the day after they sent it, if you discount Thanksgiving), and was in California for much of last year but my residency status is still a bit foggy (not an issue for USC, but will be for the U-Cals... didn't switch license from NY within the '1-year window' since I had left my car out east, now have to resort to more circumstancial evidence of 'intent').
Data points for the paranoid to plot:
Applied: 10/08 [LSACD]
LSAC Report Sent: 10/28
USC sent letter about their secret EA option: 11/2
I sent back that form: uh... a couple days later.
USC mailed their decision: 11/24
So basically, it took about three weeks from
when they started reviewing the complete app...
And as for the big envelope, it looked like, um... a big envelope?
[Whaddya expect, flashing neon strobe lights?
~Seriously though, anyone else? ...Bueller?