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According to the IRS
If you submitted an application on Form 1023, 1024, 8940 or by letter request, you can expect to be contacted within 180 days from the date you submitted the application.
After 180 days, if you haven't been contacted, you can call the toll-free Customer Account Services number, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (local time), at _877_829_5500_ to check on the status.
You will need the following information when calling:
Your employer identification number (EIN)
A proper power of attorney submitted with your exemption application, unless you are an officer or director and legally authorized to represent the applicant.
There is no conversion procedure.
You would need to submit a new application for 501c3 status.
My impression was that you submitted such application - but if not - you might want to prepare your application now.
We may review step-by-step application process here