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Which of the following two sentences is correct?

I got used to using the computer after I had admitted to the university.

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I got used to using the computer after I had been admitted to the university.

Thanks in advance.

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You need to use the passive voice.

If someone is admitted to an organization or group, they are allowed to join it:

  1. I’ve been admitted! (York University)
  2. He was admitted to the Académie Culinaire de France. (the Collins Dictionary)
  3. I got used to using the computer after I had been admitted to the university.
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First of all, it's only the second clause of the second construction that has a passive construction. I got used to is an active construction in both sentences.

Second, it's not that you have to use a passive construction, it's simply that the first sentence is ungrammatical.

Either of the following is acceptable:

I got used to using the computer after the university had admitted me.
I got used to using the computer after I had been admitted to the university.

The rephrased first sentence has a fully active construction and is grammatical.

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