What qualifies as an alumni?
An alumnus (masculine, plural alumni) or alumna (feminine, plural alumnae) is a former student or pupil of a school, college, or university. Commonly, but not always, the word refers to a graduate of the educational institution in question. To find out what matriculation means click here.
What do you call a fresh graduate?
“Fresh” graduate or “recent” graduate, it’s one year, two at most. After that you’re simply a graduate… unless you’ve enrolled in graduate school for a Master’s or Doctoral degree, in which case you’re a graduate student.
Can alumnus be used for female?
“Alumnus” – in Latin a masculine noun – refers to a male graduate or former student. The plural is “alumni”. “Alumna” – in Latin a feminine noun – refers to *you guessed it* a female graduate or former student. The plural is “alumnae”.
What do you call someone who just graduated?
A graduand is someone who is eligible to graduate, but has not yet graduated. Once your degree has been conferred or your diploma awarded, you become a graduate.
When can I call myself a graduate?
If I was pursuing a master’s or doctorate, I would call myself a “graduate student.” So, yes, someone with a BS or BA is a “graduate.” But it’s not normal to refer to oneself as a graduate. At least not for very long after the ceremony. A person with a doctorate gets a special term. They can call themselves a “doctor.”
Are students colleagues?
is that classmate is student who is in the same class (in school) while colleague is a fellow member of a profession, staff, academic faculty or other organization; an associate.
What do you call a former classmate?
Noun. Former classmate. former classmate.