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There are certainly plenty of examples of people with more money than sense being admitted to elite educational institutions. ...
While it is no secret that offering financial gifts to certain Ivy League universities may compensate for a lack of natural gifts, the extent to which Harvard’s admission process favours relatives of big donors is only now being laid bare. ...
“I am simply thrilled about the folks you were able to admit,” the email says. ...
While the lawsuit has brought attention to the way in which donations and admissions are intertwined at Harvard, this wasn’t its primary motive. ...

(This comes from What will help you get into Harvard? Super-rich parents with a chequebook and pen by Arwa Mahdawi on 21 Oct 2018.)

I want to know if there is difference between "admission (admit)" and "enrollment (enrol)".

For example, can the above "admission / admit" be replaced with "enrollment / enrol" without changing the meaning?

Thanks in advance!
  • PaulQ

    English - England
    For example, can the above "admission / admit" be replaced with "enrollment / enrol" without changing the meaning?
    In English, there are very, very few true synonyms, so, to all such questions, the default answer is "No."

    To admit - to permit to enter.
    To enroll - the adding of a name to the list of those who are members of an establishment.

    Crosspost also agreeing with lingobingo.


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    It’s prospective students who enrol (AE: enroll)
    Can students be enrolled? Need the following be changed to "enrolling"?
    An analysis of U.S. Department of Homeland Security data by the National Foundation for American Policy has found that the number of international students enrolled at U.S. universities declined 4 percent between 2016 and 2017.
    (From International Student Enrollment Declining In The U.S. by Niall McCarthy)
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