Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:45:00 GMT | By Wenting Ang and Ng Jie Ying, MSN Entertainment
A beginner'€™s guide to K-Pop

9. Graduation

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What non K-Pop fans think:

To receive a degree or diploma upon completing a course of study.

In K-Pop context:

Idol group's members leaving the group for other endeavours.

One of the first K-Pop groups to adopt the 'Graduation and Admission' concept, After School had seen three members graduate while recruiting six new members. Other popular groups such as T-ara and FT Island had also faced lineup changes.