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I'm currently writing cover letters for my next position, and I want to refer to the institution I will graduate from. Can I use the term alma mater despite not graduating yet?

Thanks!

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  • Perhaps you could simply qualify it for clarity’s sake: “soon-to-be alma mater”.
    – Laurent R.
    Nov 4, 2019 at 23:59

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Sure. The term refers to the school, college, or university where you studied (Cambridge), so since you studied there the term technically should apply.

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  • Although this might be so 'technically', such use of the phrase would be unusual, and possibly confusing.
    – jsw29
    Nov 11, 2019 at 1:35

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