Some users might see an option to subscribe to the entire Coursera catalog. If you don’t see that option, this feature is not available for your account yet.
When you subscribe to the entire Coursera catalog:
- You’ll be charged every month until you cancel your subscription
- You’ll be able to enroll in the paid version of any course in the Coursera catalog. Paid versions of courses include peer reviewed assignments, final grades, and shareable Course Certificates.
- All subscriptions start with a Free Trial, which lets you take the paid version of any course for 7 days. On the 8th day, your credit card will be charged and your paid subscription will begin.
- Subscribing to the Coursera catalog does not enroll you in any courses. Your subscription will remain active even if you are not enrolled in any courses.
Some Coursera Specializations offer subscriptions. Subscriptions let you pay a fee every month for the Specialization until you complete it, instead of paying a one-time fee that gives you one year to complete the Specialization.
When you subscribe to a Coursera Specialization:
- You’ll have paid access to all courses in that Specialization. If you want paid access to another course or Specialization not included in your subscription, you’ll need to make another payment.
- You'll be charged every month until you earn a Specialization Certificate by completing every course in that Specialization, or you cancel your subscription.
- You'll be able to access all course materials for every course in that Specialization for as long as your subscription is active.
- You can cancel your subscription any time. There are no partial refunds for subscriptions, so you'll need to cancel before your next payment date.
- You'll get a Specialization Certificate when you complete every course in the Specialization you subscribed to.
Subscribe to a single course
If a course or Specialization on Coursera requires a subscription, you can’t make a one-time payment for that course or Specialization. To get paid access, you’ll need to subscribe. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
If you start a subscription to a course that is part of a Specialization, you will be automatically subscribed to the entire Specialization. You will have access to all courses in that Specialization as long as your subscription is active.
Your subscription will not stop after you complete the course you subscribed to. If you are just interested in a single course, you will need to cancel your subscription after completing this course in order to stop the recurring monthly charge.
Pay for a subscription
You can't use a debit card, PayPal, or a pre-paid card to pay for a subscription on Coursera. Please check our page on accepted payment methods to learn more about making payments on Coursera.
Refund or cancel a subscription
You can cancel a subscription any time.
You can request a refund for your first subscription payment within 14 days.
Subscriptions & course deadlines
A subscription to a Specialization will automatically stop once you complete all the courses in that Specialization. If you finish a Specialization before the suggested deadlines, your subscription payments will end when you finish the Specialization, not when the suggested deadlines end.
If you only want to complete one course in a Specialization, you’ll need to cancel your subscription when you finish that course. You can move as quickly as you like - for example, if a course is listed as a 6-week course, but you complete it in 2 weeks, you can cancel your subscription after 2 weeks and you won’t need to pay through the 6 weeks of suggested deadlines.
Change your subscription plan
If you started a month-to-month subscription but want to switch to a six-month or twelve-month subscription, you won't be able to switch your subscription plan. Most subscriptions are only available on a monthly plan.
Subscribing to a Specialization gives you access to all courses in that Specialization that are on Coursera.
If a Specialization includes courses that aren't available yet, you can check the Specialization description page to see when we think new courses will be available on Coursera.
If you have completed all the courses you want to take that are available, we recommend canceling your subscription until the rest of the courses are available. You'll keep your Course Certificates, and any progress in courses where you haven't yet earned a Certificate will be saved for when you re-subscribe.