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open enrollment

Syllabification: o·pen en·roll·ment

Definition of open enrollment in English:

noun

1The unrestricted enrollment of students at schools, colleges, or universities of their choice.
Example sentences
  • Among many international business schools, the move away from open enrolment to customised programmes is also continuing.
  • In other districts, open enrolment is standard practice provided space is available, but the kinds of schools available remain limited.
  • Although the class has open enrollment for all students, it is only required for those students on academic probation or suspension.
2A period during which a health insurance company or HMO is statutorily required to accept applicants without regard to health history.
2.1A period when employees can change insurance plans offered by their employer, without proof of insurability.
Example sentences
  • Currently, about one-fourth of large employers use Internet or intranet applications to handle open enrollment.

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