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Kristin,Formality or not, that signature was material (significant) to your program. If you have nothing in writing, as unfair as it sounds, you cannot compel them to grant you this internship since they can turn out and claim both that their real conditions were expressly posted, that you were aware of them, and that you were aware that obtaining this signature would be an exception at their express discretion and not a guarantee. I am not trying to defend them, please understand that, I am simply seeing them have a stronger claim here as there is nothing in writing on your end to prove that they had to agree rather than they had the flexibility to analyze and then make a decision. If you can find something in writing, even an email, which would collaborate your position, then you would have grounds to claim that you 'detrimentally relied' upon their promise, and that you are entitled to this internship. But without anything in writing, it would not be reasonable to rely on their word as there would not be a formal actionable contract in pace.Hope that helps and please let me know if I can assist further.
Kristin, I did not. Could you repost please?As for your emails, there has to be something from them (not from you) which expressly states that this issue is resolved or they will not just evaluate it but will grant it. Sending emails that you sent to them is not the same, they have to show an admission on their end that they agreed and they will grant you this exception.Good luck.
Kristin,That is not quite enough. "Everything will be just fine" is just a statement, and that she spoke to the Dean about formalizing does not mean he agreed to the change, merely to the formality. I do realize this is parsing words, but this is what it comes down to. There is still nothing expressly stated that shows that they will make the change, simply that it will go on the Dean's desk for review is not sufficient.I am sorry.
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