Definitions

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  • n. A university student who has completed the requirements for, but has not yet been awarded, a particular degree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In British universities, a student who has passed his examinations for a degree, but has not yet been graduated.

Etymologies

1882, from Medieval Latin graduandus, gerundive of graduare ("to graduate"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Reading the small print, I think perhaps you have to be a graduate rather than a graduand*, so that may let pdc and others out.

    Klutz

  • Hierdie inrigting en sy ere-graduand kom uit sterk uiteenlopende geskiedenisse en agtergronde.

    TOESPRAAK DEUR PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA BY DIE GELEENTHEID TER ONTVANGS VAN 'N ERE-GRAAD VAN DIE UNIVERSITEIT VAN PRETORIA

  • The degrees which Oxford and Cambridge conferred in Grammar did not involve residence or entitle the recipients to a vote in Convocation; but the conferment was accompanied by ceremonies which were almost parodies of the solemn proceedings of graduation or inception in a recognised Faculty, a birch taking the place of a book as a symbol of the power and authority entrusted to the graduand.

    Life in the Medieval University

  • On two occasions I have attended such ceremonies as a graduand - one in Trinity College Dublin and the other in Cambridge.

    Irish Blogs

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