I just checked your profile and it is accepted, you should be able to proceed with connects purchasing and bidding on projects.
Regarding your Rising Talent badge concern, we're checking this with our team and we'll get back to you once we have more information. We appreciate your patience while we look into this.
Rising Talent status is automatically applied to users whose profiles meet all of the requirements. You are on your way to get a Job Success Score, one of the requirements to earn and maintain Top Rated status. To get the Top Rated badge, you'll need to fulfill all of the requirements mentioned in this help article.