Does anyone know how long it actually takes to get your passport from the time you apply (for the first time) to when you'll have it in your hands? I know the government website says 4-6 weeks but I've learned not to trust those numbers too much. I need it by November 15 at the very latest. I might be doing a 3-credit study abroad program to London over January term (studying theatre, no less -- visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon, seeing West End productions... going to be great). The college wants all application materials in by October 15, and then finances and passports in order by November 15.