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Default Item no 17 and 18(medical education status and degree) of step2 ecfmg application via IWA..need help please

Hello everybody.

Could anybody help me with item no.17 and 18 of ecfmg application for step 2?
I am a graduate but have not yet been issued my degree. The instructions require me to state i'm a graduate (in item 17) if my eligibility as a graduate applies, regardless of whether i have been issued my final medical diploma or not.
Then in item no.18. there is a column where i have to write down the month and year of issuance of the medical diploma. According to the instructions, we have to write there either the date the degree was issued or 'will' be issued.But the problem here is i do not know how long it will take me to get my degree- one month, two month, three i'm not sure exactly which month it will be and i do not want to delay my application process so long after the issuance of what should i do?!!
is it okay to just give a random month in advance say june, when i will supposedly be issued the degree,(as there are chances i might get within the next month or so as i will be applying within the next few days-i just don't know right now exactly which month my university will be issuing me my degree!) or will there be implications if i do so. and what if i don't get my degree in the month that i have stated.instead i get it in july?...also will it alter my form submission dates and all...i mean will i have to adjust the submission of my forms accordingly in any way or not..?

Please reply urgently.

Thanks and Regards.
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