Synonym that can be used interchangeably for junior. Hyphenate the adjective: He is in his third year; he is a third-year student.

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No hyphen; adjective only. Avoid “postgrad.”

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No hyphen; adjective only. Avoid in print the noun “­postdoc,” informal academic jargon for a postdoctoral position or research or funding, or for someone engaged in postdoctoral work.

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Acceptable as a synonym (adjective or noun) for the University of Georgia only in sports stories and, occasionally, in alumni periodicals and marketing materials: She played for Georgia in 1991. He is a Georgia graduate. It Starts with Georgia.

UGA is the preferred abbreviation.

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Synonym that can be used for senior. Hyphenate the adjective: He is in his fourth year; he is a fourth-year student.

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Synonym that can be used interchangeably for freshman. Hyphenate the adjective: He is in his first year; he is a first-year student.

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For companies, associations, organizations, etc., use the official name on first reference.

Avoid using acronyms and initialism used only within the internal UGA community when writing for an external audience.

For all usages, the University of Georgia should be abbreviated as UGA on second reference.

On Second Reference

An abbreviation, initialism or acronym may be used if its meaning will be clear to the reader.

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