Most courses on Coursera are offered in sessions. Each session has a specific start date, and learners in the same session move through the course together according to a schedule of suggested deadlines.
Enroll in a session
When you enroll in a session-based course, you may have the option to:
- Enroll for the current session
- Enroll for an upcoming session
- Pre-enroll for the course
When you enroll in the current session, you can start seeing course materials and completing assignments right away.
When you pre-enroll or enroll for an upcoming session, you'll be able to see that course's videos, readings, and some assignments before the session starts. You'll need to wait until the session starts to take peer-reviewed assignments or post in the forums.
Find the next session for a course
Each course has its own schedule of sessions, but most courses have sessions every 4-6 weeks.
To see when the next session will begin for a course, check that course's information page.
All sessions will have a weekly schedule of suggested deadlines.
Most assignments can be submitted at any time before the session ends. However, you might not get enough peer reviews on peer-reviewed assignments if you submit them late.
Switch to the next session
If you fall behind or want more time to complete a course, you can switch to the next session.
If you can't complete a course in a single session, you can keep taking it in more sessions until you finish.