Eleventy!!!!111!!!!111!, and so forth 🙂
So now I'm eligible to advance to candidacy. So I would be a PhD Candidate, if I were to put the paperwork in right away. At my advisor's suggestion, I'm going to hold off on that for a few months to not start the next clock (and my work have to pay more for tuition - now I can register for 1 credit pre-candidacy research).