Friend of mine is freaking out because they were informed that they failed their thesis proposal and as such they have been told that they may have to repeat 3rd year. They were told that as their proposal had a yes/no answer it was unacceptable.
They have been told that there is a slim chance that they may get to do a summer project in it's place or resubmit their proposal so I'm wondering if anyone has/knows someone who has been in the same situation and what the out come was?
While I understand the importance of the proposal, I find it a little ridiculous that someone cold be made repeat the year due to failing it. The rest of their grades are very good and while it's not an excuse my friend has been under considerable pressure due to personal issues of late.