I've applied to this year's cycle knowing that I will be able to finish my MSc degree before June of this year. However, I'm contemplating whether to stay in the MSc program and finish my 2nd year if I don't hear back. My supervisor has already confirmed with UofT that I will be graduating before the deadline; though, staying an extra year will allow me to publish as a first author.
If I were to reapply next year (just planning ahead, in case I get a regret), would my application be scored negatively because I did not fulfill my "promise" on the previous application? Will it hurt my chances of getting an interview?
Thanks in advance!