I am extremely lucky to have a very caring and very hard working academic adviser. Unfunded out-of-state graduate tuition is quite pricey, and owing to the logic of bureaucracy my summer credits for Notes on Rails were going to be charged as such. A few phone calls later all that was taken care of.
Now, in spite of having completed all the work, I will graduate until December. This doesn’t change the PhD timeline at all, it doesn’t alter my fall assistantship, and I won’t need to re-comp. The only thing it does impact are the date on a peace of paper (meaningless!) and a chunk of change (meaningful!).
So unlike what happened to my bike, this is good news!