If a graduand is someone who has finished their studies but not yet graduated; a graduate is someone who has finished their studies and graduated; what is a the word for someone who is still studying, not yet finished their studies, not yet graduated. Surely not just 'student'? —This unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs).
- An undergraduate? \Mike 20:06, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
- In American English, this sense “not yet completed studies” is generally not distinguished, and is referred to simply as “student” or “undergraduate” (as \Mike says) (or “post-graduate”, or “graduate student, post-graduate student”). Note also that American English does not distinguish graduand (that’s a British Commonwealth term, emerged 1882, apparently). If this distinction is drawn, you can say “enrolled, not yet finished, incomplete”, or even the technical pregraduate (unusual, AFAICT).
- —Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 21:39, 29 September 2010 (UTC)