Does it matter when the frickin' score reports come to the departments as long as they get there within 1 week after the deadline? I have called departments and asked and they say as long as you get them in a timely fashion it is fine. It takes less than 2 days for ETS to mail them out and for them to get there ACROSS THE COUNTRY (mine were ordered Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 5:58 PM (PT) and UWash had them on Wed, Nov 26)
I am sry i am just tired about people asking the same question about these stupid score reports or stating pointless rumors for 200th time and that do not matter at all whether you will get admitted. These rumors that they "keep" you score at ETS is false (it makes it sound like ETS is some überevil organization doing everything single so that you are not going to get admitted, granted they are evil, but not this evil) That they send them out later is FALSE as well, they are send out when they become available, i.e. I got my General GRE score report mailed to me BEFORE my PGRE score report and this lovely letter had my PGRE score on it, so as soon as the scores become available they are mailed out.
On another note, my scores report were send out Nov 24th... Yale supposedly has yet to receive them, OSU has yet to receive my PGRE score (the scores are on the same piece of paper mind you), JHU supposedly got them yesterday, UCLA has yet to receive anything from me (yes it supposedly takes to 2 weeks for 3 letters to travel 10 miles), Boulder has yet to say anything, Stanford will email me, UIUC is silent, PSU silent, Hawaii silent, USC silent, NYU takes THREE WEEKS to get me ID to access my account by MAIL (!!!).
Sry i needed to rant, nothing personal