To Sign up FOR, TO or WITH? Which is correct?

You can use the phrasal verb “to sign up” with the propositions “to”,”for” and “with” in different contexts.

We usually use “to sign up for” to register for an event that we want to attend. We use “to sign up to” when there is movement involved oftentimes when a verb follows. We use “sign up with” to show the means of how we signed up.

Sign up for our Christmas party

Sign up to our mailing list(moving your email onto their list)

I am signing up to cook dinner on Fridays.

She signed up with DocuSign.

Sign up for 

“Sign up for”  is often used as a synonym for to “register”.

  • I signed up for the marathon to challenge myself.
  • She signed up for the dance class to improve her skills.
  • They signed up for the volunteer program to help the community.
  • He signed up for the online course to learn a new skill.
  • We signed up for the book club to meet new people.

We also use “to sign up for” when you receive something:

  • Sign up for a free book
  • Sign up for a free chance to enter the competition

Sign up to 

We use “sign up to” when there is a second verb in the sentence. This is often the reason for registering.

  • She signed up to audition for the school play.
  • He signed up to attend the conference next month.
  • They signed up to participate in the charity walk.
  • We signed up to take the cooking class together.
  • I signed up to receive updates about the event.

We also use “sign up to” when there is movement of some form or when the imperative form is used.

  • Sign up to our list
  • Sign up to my newsletter

Sign up with

To “sign up with” is usually the method that you use to complete the process.

  • She signed up with her Facebook account.
  • He signed up with his email address.
  • They signed up with the registration form on the website.
  • We signed up with the organization’s online platform.
  • I signed up with the event coordinator over the phone.