"Subject to you meeting any outstanding non-academic conditions."

Can someone rewrite this sentence so that I can better understand, especially the usage of the word subject in this case.

  • Subject as an adjective, definition 2 en.wiktionary.org/wiki/subject#Adjective
    – James K
    Aug 21, 2016 at 10:16
  • So should I consider that it means "conditional upon"? Or still, I am confused with what is subject to what.
    – HUN
    Aug 21, 2016 at 14:25
  • If you say A is subject to B you mean A depends on B. It's a straightforward metaphoric extension from the under the rule or control of someone or something sense that would be literally applied to peasants whose wellbeing was subject to the whim of the king (that's why they were his subjects). In your case it's just a formal long-winded way of saying IF [you meet the conditions] (it's an unlikely construction in natural conversation). Aug 21, 2016 at 14:32

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Subject to you meeting any outstanding non-academic conditions.


If you take care of your non-academic obligations (if you have any).

Subject means dependent on:

Adj 2.dependent or conditional upon. "the proposed merger is subject to the approval of the shareholders" --https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&q=define+subject&gfe_rd=cr&ei=P7q5V5eRBs2A2QTPmYyIBQ

Your sentence might mean that you can get your degree if you have paid your tuition, etc.

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