Some of you may be familiar with my previous posts whinging about when I'll finally be able to actually graduate from OU. With apologies to some, and for the benefit of those not familiar with the saga, I completed NRSE 4600 in November of last year but missed the cutoff date to file for graduation in 2012. I duly filed (and paid) in February for what I thought would be graduation this past May. I apparently indicated somewhere however that I would not complete my last course at OU until the second summer session - the one that just ended. As a result, OU billed me a further $5 (it apparently costs more to graduate during the summer, even if you actually completed the requirements to graduate the previous fall), which I've now reluctantly paid.
I'm not optimistic about actually getting my diploma however. This is in no small measure due to my intimate familiarity with not only Murphy's Law but also all of its corollaries. However, this pessimism primarily springs from my paranoia: I am nearly completely convinced that my fear that OU maintains a "Hotel California" list (" . . . you can check out but you can never leave . . ."), is actually a reality. Feeding that fear is what I see when when I check my DARS which states (in red, bold, all-caps type no less) menacingly that "ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETE PENDING FINAL GRADUATION CLEARANCE". Keeping in mind that this statement has been in my DARS for the better part of a year, I'm thinking that my paranoia may be justified.
Anyone want to start a betting pool on whether anything from OU shows up in my mailbox this coming October?