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enroll vs. sign up Should I say "I enrolled for/in a course" or "I signed up for a course". Any differences? Thanks in advance for your advice!!
Jul 15, 2019 3:48 AM
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Both sign up and enroll are valid when applied to courses. You can also say you registered for a class or a course. However, when talking about a school you can only say "enroll." I enrolled in that school" and not "I signed up for that school."
July 15, 2019
You could sign up to run a race or sign up to volunteer at a fundraiser, but you only enroll in a course or enroll in school. The main difference is that enroll is more formal, and it can mean becoming a student, as opposed to choosing a particular activity or class.
July 15, 2019
When talking about officially registering as a member of an organization or student in a course, it is better to use enroll. Using the phrase “sign up” sounds fine if you are saying “I signed up for a course”.
July 15, 2019
"Enrolled in a course" is more formal than "signed up for" a course.
July 15, 2019
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