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Suppose someone holds a master's degree in history, and an ad says "College graduates qualify for a 15% discount." Does he qualify for the offer?

I'd appreciate your help.

  • What is the purpose of the discount? – Andrew Nov 12 '17 at 17:04
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He should qualify. Unless there's a specific age limit which would apply to undergraduates only, having a masters degree also implies that that degree followed the bachelor's, right?

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A holder of an advanced degree is a "college graduate" (in AmE).

recent college grads is the usual phrase (in AmE) to refer informally to those who have graduated with a bachelor's degree in the last year or so. You might find that phrase in an ad for a job fair whose goal is to fill entry-level positions, where the ad-writer is seeking to discourage holders of advanced degrees from responding because the company has no wish to hire people who are more likely to be discontented with their entry-level jobs from the get-go.

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