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Take degree program courses & other Coursera courses at the same time

When you get accepted into a degree program, you’ll get a student email address assigned by the university offering the degree program. You'll need to check your university student email address for emails about your degree program.

If you already have an existing Coursera account linked to a personal email address, you can change the email address you use for Coursera to your new university student email.

Working ahead in Coursera courses part of your degree program

If you would like to access course content before your degree program begins, then you can sign up for the associated Coursera course if it’s available in the public catalog. Refer to your Onboarding Course for a list of degree courses and their respective Coursera titles.


By signing up for the Coursera course early, you will be in a general session open to the entire Coursera global learning community. You may complete coursework in the public session at your own pace. Once your registered degree course begins, your progress will be automatically migrated to the Coursera private session, which is available only to degree students.

Switch between degree courses & other Coursera courses

If you’re part of a degree program, your Coursera home page will change to the degree home page. Your degree home page lets you track your progress through your courses and toward the degree.

If you’re taking other Coursera courses that aren’t part of a for-credit program, you won’t see those courses on your degree home page. To switch to the standard Coursera home page:

  1. Click the arrow on the top left of the page near the Coursera logo
  2. In the menu that opens, click the home page you want to go to

Once you’re on the Coursera home page, you can switch back to your degree home page using the same menu.


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