So, I defended my thesis today. And “passed with qualifications”, which means that they had some things they wanted me to fix before they’d sign off on it. Unfortunately, the qualifications include basically rewriting much of the thesis, and then coming back to re-defend it sometime soon. Oh, and did I mention that the absolute hard deadline for having the thesis defended, approved, and submitted for binding is the 20th?
…so, don’t expect to hear from me for a while.
[Update: I just heard back from my thesis advisor. It turns out that I have a whole week less to make all the changes then I thought. The department needs the final draft by the 13th in order to get all the signatures and get everything off to the library for the final deadline. So, I only have a week and a half. The good news however, is that because of that, they’re dropping the requirement for me to redefend. I just need to make all the changes soon enough that I can get it to all my committee members and have them reread it and actually sign off on it by the 13th. Which means I’ve really only got a couple of days to rewrite a 175pg paper…]
[Update2: In reality, even though the deadline is moved up, this isn’t really that much worse than I expected. “Pass with qualifications” is by far the most common result, I just had a few more changes necessary than I had originally thought.]