I called 888-697-5636.
Match denied but offered the challenge instead. There were Gold and Platinum challenges with interim status options but I chose the Platinum challenge without any temporary status for $200 fee.
I was told that once I hit both 12,500 EQMs or 16 EQSs and $2,000 EQDs in 90 days, the Platinum status will be granted until the end of January 2018.
on February 14, 2017