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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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In the official accreditation letter, WASC Executive Director Ralph Wolf wrote that, "The list of graduate school acceptances by members of the first graduating class is impressive.
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.
This year's graduating class consisted of 160 individuals, representing a diverse mix of financial institutions from around the country.
After starting her college career in 1993 at Santa Monica College, she is finally graduating from CSUN next week with a degree in liberal studies.
NYSE:CDN), today announced the first graduating class from the Cadence-sponsored Device and System Design program at the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET).
Turner, the keynote speaker at Verdugo, said he was saddened that his time at the school has ended, but proud to see his last graduating class beginning new lives.
Students earn college degrees through unique and proven support programs and personalized attention, graduating at twice the rate of the national average in their peer group.
The ceremony, awarding students for academic or personal achievements, was especially meaningful for Teodora Manolova, 20, a Los Angeles resident whose move to the United States from Bulgaria to pursue better educational opportunities seven years ago paid off with her selection as this year's recipient of the Wolfson Scholar Award for being the outstanding scholar in her graduating class.
More than half of the graduating college seniors in the class of 2003 are unaware of the Federal Consolidation Loan Program, a program that would allow them to cut their student loan payments by up to 58%, according to a new Harris Interactive(R) survey released this week by Collegiate Funding Services (CFS).
Toohey is among the 626 students who will be awarded diplomas tonight at College of the Canyons, its largest graduating class ever, during commencement ceremonies on campus.
Before graduating, all students prepare for interviews with prospective employers; a few also land lucrative high-tech jobs even before completing the program.
Yeah, that's right, the kid's graduating from college before high school.
5 percent of CEC graduates find employment in their field of study within six months of graduating.
Emily Wargo, 22, of Burbank, is the 1998 Wolfson scholar, an award given to the top graduating senior each year.