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    Arrow prospective student

    Hi there,

    Could you explain the meaning of 'prospective student', please?

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: prospective student

    I am not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I would say that's nearly the same as 'potential student' or 'forthcoming student'.
    However you should wait for a teacher to respond to your question.
    Last edited by AlexAD; 23-May-2011 at 11:06.

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    Default Re: prospective student

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    I would say that's nearly the same as 'potential student'.
    However you should wait for a techer to respond your question.
    You are on the right lines. The difference is that a 'prospective' student is far more likely to become one.

    A School of English might consider someone who has made serious enquiries about a course, and spoken of starting, as a prospective student; they might think of everybody in the city as a potential student.

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