AP Style Alumnus, Alumni, Alumna, and Alumnae

AP Style holds that writers should distinguish between the words alumnus, alumni, alumna, and alumnae.

Alumnus

AP Style uses “alumnus” when referring to a man who has attended a school. It uses alumni as the plural of “alumnus.”

Alumna

AP Style uses “alumna” when referring to a woman who has attended a school. It uses alumnae as the plural of “alumna.”

Alumni

AP Style uses “alumni” to refer to a group of men and women who have attended a college.

For further reading, check out our full post on Alumnus and Alumna.

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