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I really hope the examiner submitted her report yesterday, and my university will see it on Monday. that's my hope. If on Monday I still get no news, I will do what you've just said. But I've already sent multiple emails to the departement, even sent to them a recommended letter by mail to stress on the importance of the situation. I cannot contact the examiner directly (conflict of interest). The university has also contacted the examiner multiple times in order for her to submit it on time. It's on the examiner's side. My family and I are considering going further than that (they're liable like you've said) if my lose my admission offer and scholarship because of the examiner. I am advocating for myself, but there's not much I can do at the moment. I will let monday come and if by the end of the day, I get no news, I am emailing the Dean.

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5 hours ago, lkaitlyn said:

I'd contact the department head and director of the grad school, personally, to let them know what's going on re: the deadline. No harm in CC'ing General Counsel (the university's legal department) either. If they're breaking their own policies and that causes you to lose your scholarship, that makes them liable. Probably better to contact them now instead of after the deadline. I know that sounds aggressive, but advocating for yourself is really important, and it's better to be prepared by contacting people earlier than having to do it later, IMO. Wishing you luck.

I don't think its aggressive given how the university is making a mess of things (I don't know if you have an Ombudsperson Adelaide, otherwise get them involved too..)

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6 hours ago, Psygeek said:

I don't think its aggressive given how the university is making a mess of things (I don't know if you have an Ombudsperson Adelaide, otherwise get them involved too..)

It’s not the university, it’s the examiner! She s external to my university. The university has sent her multiple emails too.

 

yes there is an ombudsperson, I will email them as well.

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Still no news. I'm waiting until 4:30pm today and tomorrow, my supervisor and I will be contacting the ombudsman, the dean, etc.

I am eating ice cream to deal with the stress lol

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:32 PM, Adelaide9216 said:

I AM SO RELIEVED

Please keep a very close eye on the flow of paperwork you need to have on file until you receive written confirmation that your offer of admission and scholarship are secure.

As @telkanuru points out, it is the summer --a good time for administrators and worker bees to lose a bit of focus. (But I'm not bitter.)

With all the bad turns in this ordeal, Murphy's Law could easily rear its head one last time.

...And as much as it may turn your stomach to do so, send your examiner a note that expresses an appropriate amount of thanks. Double check  your note for unintentional irony.

(I would recommend not reading the latest round of comments until you've had the time to rest, recover, and reflect.)

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Wow it took forever to find this thread as I found myself wondering....what the heck happened.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  I'm happy to hear that after all of the stress, misery, and general suckiness that your hard work paid off and you are moving forward with your PhD.  I sincerely hope your PhD experience is better than this one.

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