I've just gotten a confirmation email from the education store:
"We are pleased to inform you that your proof of academic identification has been accepted. Your order has been processed."
(and so on and so forth)
In My Account > Order History the order says it is still Pending with no downloads available but that the boxed copy has an expected delivery date of the 20th. If I goto http://www.adobe.com/go/uk_orderstatus and type in my order number, it comes back with:
Order status: Awaiting student documentation
Just a few hours ago it said that my documentation was received and being processed.
The email says my order is complete
My Account says the order is pending but I'm getting a boxed copy
Order Status says that I have not yet given my student documentation
When I ordered Flash CS4 just over two years ago via the education store, I got a boxed copy shipped out, but a serial number was provided right away in the confirmation email so I could activate a downloaded trial version without having to wait for physical media.