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  • 3 February 2019
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Hi! I've known Coursera since 2014 more or less, and I understand that changes were made obver the years.
Now, I've come back interesting in some courses, but I can't find the Audit option. I'm interested in the materials, not just in the Certificate (besides the fact that I can't afford it but I have no plans on asking for financial aid either)
There used to exist the option to Audit for free, but I can't find it now.

Here's the course I'm interested in: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/oss-development-linux-git
I press "Enroll" and I all I see is the 7-day-trial dialog window. It prompts me to put a credit card's info on it, but I'm not interested in that. Not even a 7-day-trial. I only want to Audit the course. Anyone can help me?

Thanks in advance 🙂
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Best answer by Maryam 3 February 2019, 23:24

Hi @ARomina,

Nice to meet you! To see the audit option, please follow these steps:

1- Click the title of the course on the home page of this Specialization.

2- You will be taken to the course home page. For example, this is the first course.
https://www.coursera.org/learn/open-source-software-development-methods

3- Now, click the Enroll button. You will see such an option.


I hope these help.
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Hi @ARomina,

Nice to meet you! To see the audit option, please follow these steps:

1- Click the title of the course on the home page of this Specialization.

2- You will be taken to the course home page. For example, this is the first course.
https://www.coursera.org/learn/open-source-software-development-methods

3- Now, click the Enroll button. You will see such an option.


I hope these help.
@ARomina
On the first course you can audit as shown, on the second you get this

Thanks for sharing this with us, @Maryam !
It concerned me to read, “go as fast as you can, the faster you go, the more you save”.
To me, the faster youngo, the less you will be able to absorb and learn.
What do others think about this?
@ARomina, you can audit the first course to see how it goes. After getting the feel of this Specialization's topic, if you really want to explore the other courses as well, then you may want to consider applying for financial aid. As you can view on Scotty's screenshot, the other ones may not offer that option but they allow learners to apply for financial aid. It is a great option which enables learners to see the course content fully and even get a Course Certificate (https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/209819033).

@Judith, yes, I see your point. However, the "more you save" portion encourages learners to complete the course as fast as lightning. 😀
@Maryam , this is an interesting dilemma. By saying this, you rush people through the courses, but you also get more people who actually complete them. If they were serious about it, they could go over the materials again after the course. It must take much away from discussions thiugh, if people are in such a rush to complete it.
What do others here think? Is this a good thing?
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There is no audit mode in the Linux Tools for Developers course :O


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Hi @LilRod. Unfortunately, this is one of the few courses on Coursera that does not have an audit option. You can find this information in the course's Frequently Asked Questions:

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Hi @LilRod. Unfortunately, this is one of the few courses on Coursera that does not have an audit option. You can find this information in the course's Frequently Asked Questions:


Thank you for your answer Laura 🙂
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No .. It doesn't exist.

Also, on FAQs, it reads this:-
Yes, you can access the course for free via www.coursera.org/jhu. This will allow you to explore the course, watch lectures, and participate in discussions for free. To be eligible to earn a certificate, you must either pay for enrollment or qualify for financial aid.

And when you open the site, it redirects to the very same same course home page, where you click on Enroll and then it takes you back to the same form where you are asked to provide your card information. This is a making making milking on what is in Demand!
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Hello,
I cannot seem to find neither the "audit option" or the "explaining FAQ" for this course:
https://www.coursera.org/learn/web-applications-php
The options are not even available in the full specialization page: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/web-applications

What is the policy for this course?
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Rita
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Hello,
I cannot seem to find neither the "audit option" or the "explaining FAQ" for this course:https://www.coursera.org/learn/web-applications-php


When you click Enroll for free, a pop-up box should appear. At the very bottom of the pop-up, can you see Audit the course? Click on Audit and you are in.


The options are not even available in the full specialization page: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/web-applications


Audit option is not available on Specialization pages. You need to select each course individually.
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When you click Enroll for free, a pop-up box should appear. At the very bottom of the pop-up, can you see Audit the course? Click on Audit and you are in.



The options are not even available in the full specialization page: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/web-applications
Audit option is not available on Specialization pages. You need to select each course individually.

You are completely right, thank you!!!
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@Maryam Hi! I'm new to Coursera. I also click Audit the course as in your screenshot. I can get access to the course but tit doesn't appear in My Courses list! I'm confused... Do you have that problem too?

Edit: it appears in My Courses list after I close Cousera tab and get back in. Sorry for my silliness 😂
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I am unable to find the Audit for this course: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/python

I was wondering if I was just wasn't seeing it or there isn't an Audit option for this course

Thank you for your time,
-Ethan Scheys

Edit: Few seconds after I posted this I read a comment on this page that I didn't see before that helped me out. Thanks anyway!!!
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Nothing is free in coursera. I learned a lot earlier by auditing, most of the people like me due to the same problem. Now coursera converted to full business. Very disappointing!! I saw earlier thread answers but no use @Maryam.
Hi @Sitendra. I'm sorry you feel unhappy with the options. What course(s) would you like to take on Coursera? What course(s) would you like to audit now? Can you please explain what is hindering you?

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