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Enroll in a course

To take a course on Coursera, you'll need to enroll. Some users might see an option to subscribe to the entire Coursera catalog. If you subscribe to the entire catalog, you’ll still need to enroll in a course to see course materials, but you won’t need to pay for the course again, since it is included in your subscription.

If a course or Specialization is open for enrollment, the next session dates will be listed on the course or Specialization home page. Most courses have sessions that start every few weeks.

To enroll in a course:

  1. Open the course information page by clicking on the course title from the Coursera catalog.
  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 a session is open, you'll be able to start right away. You may need to wait until the next session to review or submit peer reviewed assignments.

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 coursera.org. 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.

Re-take a course

If you want to take a course again, you can re-take quizzes and exams and re-do assignments. Only your most recent grade will be counted. You can’t delete your coursework or reset your progress in a course you’ve already started.


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