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professional student

1. Someone in the process of earning a "professional degree"—one in a field like medicine, law, or education, for instance. We have a stellar group of professional students joining our program this year.
2. slang One who continues to pursue education instead of employment. I'm starting to worry that my son just wants to be a professional student forever and will never get a job.
See also: professional
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Through WICHE's Student Exchange Program--which includes the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), and the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP)--more than 30,600 residents of 15 Western states are currently enrolled at reduced levels of tuition in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.
This report covers Fall 2010 enrollments for Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) and Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) and details the funds that flow between students' home states and enrolling institutions in the Professional Student Exchange Program that receive them.
This report covers Fall 2009 enrollments for WUE, WRGP and PSEP, as well as detailing the funds that flow between "sending" states and "receiving" institutions in the Professional Student Exchange Program.
This annual report covers Fall 2007 enrollments in the programs, and details the funding between "sending" states and "receiving" institutions in the Professional Student Exchange Program.
Among the professional students who have been trained by Culpo are Karl Condon and Durine Alinova (Boston Ballet), Dawn Caccamo (Joffrey Ballet), Deirdre Duffin (Pennsylvania Ballet), Andrea Duffin (Washington Ballet), and Regina Larkin (artistic director, Trisler Danscompany).
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