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    #1

    I have to enroll to/in/at college

    I trying to say: "The next saturday I'll be missing(to a class from a course) because I have to register at the university(for the next semester) at 9:30 am". I know There are 3 posibilities:

    1) Enroll on the university.

    2) Register at the university.

    3) Sign up for the university.

    But I'm not sure if they can be used in this particular situation. Specially the third one.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Sep-2016 at 17:20. Reason: Removed extraneous line breaks

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    Re: I have to enroll to/in/at college

    We normally "apply for university".
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: I have to enroll to/in/at college

    You will enroll at the university if your application is approved.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I have to enroll to/in/at college

    When you say "apply for university" does that only mean for the very 1st time?

    I'm not sure how it works in other countries, but in Venezuela, you don't have to apply for some universities before you enroll, in my case I had to, they accepted me and I enrolled.

    To get your degree you need to take 10 semesters in 4 years, you finish one semester, pay for the next one, then enroll, finish that one, pay for the next one then enroll, I suppose it's the same in other countries or at least very similar. I think in the U.S you pay for the year, not for semesters individually, also, here we don't say "I'm taking my second/third year'" or something like that, we say "im taking the second/third/fourth/etc semester"

    I just finished the third semester and I have to enroll for the 4th semester, the registration begins tomorrow and for me to enroll I need to miss a class from some other course because I need to be at home. I explained this to my teacher but I think I said "I have to enroll to the university" (It's an english course by the way)

    That's why I'm asking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    You will enroll at the university if your application is approved.
    "I have to enroll at the university" I like this one but what about register or sign up?

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    Re: I have to enroll to/in/at college

    Quote Originally Posted by drop90 View Post
    I am trying to say ​(no colon here) "The Next Saturday, I'll be missing (space required here) (to from a class from a course) because I have to register at the university (space required here) (for the next semester) at 9.30 am". I know there are 3 possibilities:

    1) Enroll Enrol on ​at/for the university.

    2) Register at the university.

    3) Sign up for the university.

    But I'm not sure if they can be used in this particular situation, epecially the third one.
    Please see my corrections above.

    If you have already been accepted for study at this particular university, then I think you are probably going along on Saturday morning to register or enrol at the university. If you haven't yet been accepted, then you need to apply first. I don't think applications are made in person on a Saturday morning. Applying to university is normally a more complicated process, involving motivation letters and such things. Only after they see your application do they decide whether or not to accept you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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