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Christmas graduate

A college or university student who discontinues their education after the end of the first term (i.e., around Christmastime). Primarily heard in US, South Africa. While I firmly believe in the importance of continued education, there are always a few Christmas graduates each year for whom college is just not well suited.
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graduate (in something) (with something)

to earn a degree in some subject with honors, etc. I graduated in math with highest honors. Sharon graduated with honors in medicine.

graduate (in something) (with something)

to earn a degree in some subject with honors, etc. I graduated in math with highest honors. Sharon graduated with honors in medicine.

graduate from

v.
1. To move up from one position, rank, or level, to a higher one: That year, the athletes graduated from amateur to professional status in the competition.
2. To complete the academic requirements of some institution, usually receiving an academic degree: I graduated from college with a degree in history.
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graduate in

v.
To complete the requirements of an institution and receive an academic degree in some subject: I graduated in mathematics from the local community college.
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graduate with

v.
To complete the academic requirements of an institution for something, especially a degree or an honor: I graduated with a degree in mathematics. Few students graduated with honors this year.
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graduate

(ˈgrædʒuət)
1. n. a person experienced in life, especially sexually experienced. Britney is a graduate. Nothing is new to her.
2. (ˈgrædʒuet) in. to move from casual drug use to addiction. (Drugs.) Gert graduated to smack after only a year of skin-popping.
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is going on to California State University, Northridge, where he wants to start a law enforcement career after graduating.
Rachel Levitt, left, gives a hug to Carlos Moran during the CSUN Honors Convocation, where both students were given Outstanding Graduating Senior awards.
65% of graduating seniors say they've never bothered to use their college career center; instead have turned to professors (83%), parents (75%) and friends (67%) for the bulk of their career advice
Steven Arnold - After graduating from Brooks in 1982, Arnold worked for several years as a portrait photographer and school photographer.
1 -- 2) Graduating CSUN students, above, celebrate the start of the school's honors convocation Tuesday at the University Club.
In addition to this Conference on Higher Education, Congressman Fattah has been the driving force behind GEAR UP the nation's largest early college awareness program and CORE Philly which was the first program in the country to provide last dollar scholarships to every senior graduating from any Philadelphia public, charter, private or parochial school.
VALENCIA - The graduating class of 2005 that strode down the Honor Grove walkway at College of the Canyons on Friday night was its largest ever, with 1,153 candidates receiving associate of arts or associate of science degrees.
More than 50% of those graduating from the Training Futures program quickly earned promotions.
But when asked about the normal high school graduate, they report that they are happy if their graduating 12th-graders are reading, writing and calculating at an eighth-grade level - meaning the normal student is performing below eighth-grade standards.
David also attended Cleveland Heights High School, graduating in 1946, and he attended Ohio State University.
Our master's program in Calabasas has graduated 10 classes, but May 2005 was the first graduating class for our new four-year liberal arts campus in Aliso Viejo.
I had some professors I thought were top-notch,'' said Zerlina Webb, 35, of Van Nuys, who plans to get a bachelor's degree in nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles, after graduating from LAVC on Tuesday.
Pistilli ACSEE Scholarship Program, funded by DAC, promotes advancement in electrical engineering and computer science through scholarships aimed at graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students from under-represented groups in engineering including women, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and the physically challenged.
Kiana Keyvanjah, 22, of Calabasas was graduating with her bachelor's in cellular molecular biology and said she planned to accept a job offer from biotech giant Amgen.