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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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