Passed National exam April session. I got email for one-time exception to sit CA exams during Fall 2017 session. Submitted application 6/27, email that the application has been received 7/19, email that says that my application is in technical review received 7/27. So far i didn't get any email from the board regarding the authorization to sit CA State exams.
I called the board and they told me to leave a message to the Approver. I sent an email too, just in case.
Let me say that all this is frustrating when you are working+studying (as all of us here) and i feel not being treated as our colleagues that have received email last week. The Board should put more effort in give answer to the applicants in the same timeframe (especially when the exams get close).