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Enroll in a course

To take a course on Coursera, you'll need to enroll.

To enroll in a course:

  1. Open the course information page by clicking on the course title.
  2. Click Enroll.
  3. Follow the instructions to enroll in the course. You may have the option for a free trial

If you want to audit the course instead, look for the Audit option on the course page. Not all courses include this option. 

If you enrolled in the current session, you'll be able to start right away.

If you can't see course materials after you enroll, that means the class is only open for pre-enrollment or enrollment in the next session. Check the dates for the start of the course or the upcoming session to see when you'll be able to start.

See courses you're enrolled in

You can see all the courses you're enrolled in from your Coursera home page.

To see all your course enrollments:

  1. Open Make sure you're logged in.
  2. On the left sidebar, click Enrollments.
  3. Find the "My Courses" section to see courses you're enrolled in.

If you enroll in a paid option for any course in a Specialization, you'll see all courses in the Specialization on your Coursera home page, even if you haven't enrolled in or paid for them.

Enroll in a single course in a Specialization

Some Coursera courses are part of Specializations, a series of related courses designed to help you master a specific topic.

You can take individual courses in a Specialization without having to complete the entire Specialization. You will get a Course Certificate for every individual course you complete, whether or not you finish the rest of the Specialization.

If the courses allow you to pay individually, you can pay for each course you want to take without paying for the entire Specialization. If the Specialization requires a subscription, you can subscribe to the Specialization, take as many courses as you want in that Specialization, then cancel your subscription. You will still earn Course Certificates for the individual courses you finish.

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