Subsequently, I learnt that this was the third year he had vainly attempted to matriculate.
He has to matriculate this year, it's frightfully difficult.
To-day, I am told, certificates and diplomas from other institutions must be shown before the student can matriculate.
You have made up your mind immediately you matriculate at her Universities.
We were admitted to matriculate and study medicine, under certain conditions, to which I beg your attention.
I had presently to arrange a holiday and go to London to matriculate, and so it was I came upon my aunt and uncle again.
His blue eyes sparkling like opals in their ardor, looked down upon her with a tenderness too ineffable to matriculate.
But a large number of the young men who are sent up to matriculate at Oxford are not up to an academic standard.
No one could matriculate without a certificate that he had regularly attended church and confession.
Some one of all these feats must needs have been performed, ere the “greenhorn” can matriculate and take rank as a “mountain man.”
1570s, "to admit a student to a college by enrolling his name on the register," from Late Latin matriculatus, past participle of matriculare "to register," from Latin matricula "public register," diminutive of matrix (genitive matricis) "list, roll," also "sources, womb" (see matrix).
The connection of senses in the Latin word seems to be via confusion of Greek metra "womb" (from meter "mother;" see mother (n.1)) and an identical but different Greek word metra meaning "register, lot" (see meter (n.2)). Evidently Latin matrix was used to translate both, though it originally shared meaning with only one. Related: Matriculated; matriculating.