from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
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.
Hierdie inrigting en sy ere-graduand kom uit sterk uiteenlopende geskiedenisse en agtergronde.
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.
On two occasions I have attended such ceremonies as a graduand - one in Trinity College Dublin and the other in Cambridge.