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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 from (something)

1. To complete one's studies in a particular school or program. I can't believe we're about to graduate from college—how did four years go by that quickly? I graduate from my doctoral program in May.
2. To advance to a higher rank. At the end of the summer, I'll graduate from being a junior counselor to being a regular camp counselor.
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graduate in (something)

To complete one's studies in a particular subject. It took six years, but I finally graduated in biology.
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graduate with (something)

To complete one's studies in a particular school or program, resulting in the awarding of a particular degree or status. It took six years, but I finally graduated with a degree in biology. Of course Haley graduated with highest honors—she's always been a great student.
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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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In both states, 60 percent of the students graduating from colleges and universities in the state remained in the state one year after graduation.
Although students graduating from the department as a whole are no different than the national average, each year there is always a student or two who achieve at or above the 95th percentile nationally, and several who score above the 80th percentile.
While their annual tuition was slightly higher than the fee paid by our four-year students, they saved, on average, a total of $6,166 in tuition compared to those graduating in four years.
Their participation is viewed as a means of providing an authentic view of service-learning in a beginning teacher's classroom and as a way to promote leadership and professional development skills in our graduating teachers.
in economics from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in 1994 and financed the degree with mostly scholarships and work-study, graduating with only $6,000 in student loan debt.
A native New Yorker who knows the city like the "back of my hand," Braddock proved the point soon after graduating from college by founding The Intrepid New Yorker in 1981.
The report found that six months after graduating, 50 per cent of women had found the first job in their preferred career compared to 56 per cent of men.
Overall trends include: (1) Peak in the number of high school graduates in 2008-2009, followed by gradually declining enrollments and number of graduates; (2) Highest percentage of growth in the West; and (3) Wide variation in size and make-up of graduating classes.
A breakdown of England's regions shows Wales keeps more of those graduating from its universities than all parts of England except the North West and London.
At the University of Oregon, Graduate School Dean Richard Linton adds that because most graduate student organizers matriculate after two or three years in the campus Labor movement, he tries to instill in every negotiation a bit of history and institutional memory to make sure labor agreements show continuity from one graduating class to the next.
At Xavier University in New Orleans, 276 out of 358 graduating seniors received bachelor of science degrees last year.
"I've known that I wanted to be an educational administrator since my sophomore year," says Jean Luma, a graduating senior at the State University of New York at Albany.
* Typical schedule: The Executive MBA program starts each August and runs two years, graduating classes in May, August and December.