So... about a month ago I got into my dream school with full funding. Great, right? This semester, meanwhile, I've been writing my undergraduate honors thesis, which I just submitted in final form to be defended, well before the final deadline.
I go to talk to thesis advisor yesterday, who informs me that they have not yet contacted the necessary outside evaluator. The advisor, who wrote a LoR for me, apologized saying that they had too much on their plate. Long story short, it seems that a committee may not be ready in time for my graduation.
I wrote about this project in the SoP to sai