You worked so hard to pass the exam, so why did you quit university so suddenly?
As of this morning, I didn't know if I passed the exam yet.
I attended a cram school ostensibly to pass entrance exams, but I actually just wanted to hang out with my friends there.
The status joins together. Think of this like a bunch of status messages on Facebook, all coming together at the same time. A big government test has just finished. Everyone's status' are joining on Facebook together to say they passed, showing to pass a test.
This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.