open enrollment

noun
|Updated on: 29 May 2018

Definition of open enrollment

1 : the voluntary enrollment of a student in a public school other than the one assigned on the basis of residence
2 : enrollment on demand as a student in an institution of higher learning irrespective of formal qualifications

Examples of open enrollment in a Sentence

  1. Many voters support open enrollment.

  2. the city's open enrollment policy

  3. Employees can sign up for new benefits during open enrollment.

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First Known Use of open enrollment

1964

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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OPEN ENROLLMENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of open enrollment for English Language Learners

  • : a policy or process by which parents may send their children to a different public school than the one in their own community

  • : a period of time during which you can join something as a member or participant : a period of time during which you can enroll in something


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