Learning online is a fantastic way to broaden your horizons, and platforms like Coursera make it easier than ever. But there might come a time when you wish to cancel your Coursera subscription, perhaps due to the completion of your courses or simply a change in plans.
Canceling a subscription on Coursera is a straightforward process that can be done from any device. Whether you’re using a computer or the Coursera mobile app, this guide will walk you through the process step by step, ensuring you can effortlessly manage your subscription.
How To Cancel Coursera Subscription
Cancelling Coursera Subscription via Computer:
- Log into your Coursera account on a computer.
- Navigate to your My Purchases page.
- Click on the Manage Subscriptions tab.
- Find the subscription you want to cancel and click Cancel.
Cancelling Coursera Subscription via Mobile App:
- Open the Coursera mobile app and log in.
- Tap on the settings gear icon located at the top right.
- Tap on My Subscriptions.
- Next to the subscription you want to cancel, tap on Manage Subscription.
- Tap Cancel subscription to confirm your cancellation.
- If you cancel your Coursera Plus subscription after two weeks, previous payments won’t be refunded, but all future payments will be stopped.
- After cancellation, you’ll retain paid access to the Coursera Plus catalog until the end of the billing period. Post expiration, courses you were subscribed to will be removed from your My Courses page.
- Any Certificates you earned while subscribed will remain with you. If you’ve left any courses unfinished, the work you did will reappear if you resubscribe and re-enroll in those courses.
About Coursera Subscription
Coursera provides an expansive range of online courses, Specializations, and Professional Certificates, along with their robust Coursera Plus subscription plan.
General Coursera Subscriptions:
Subscriptions for standalone courses, Specializations, and Professional Certificates are available for most learners. If you’re enrolled in a course for university credit or as part of a Degree program, you won’t have the option to subscribe. If a course is part of a Specialization, a subscription will grant you access to all included courses as long as your subscription is active. However, it isn’t possible to subscribe to an individual course. Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.
Please note, Coursera currently does not offer subscriptions to Specializations and Professional Certificates for learners in India, who can instead purchase a learning pass or subscribe to Coursera Plus.
Coursera Plus is a premium subscription plan providing unlimited access to over 90% of the learning programs in the Coursera catalog. As a subscriber, you can take as many courses as you’d like that are included in Coursera Plus, with no limit to course enrolments or Course Certificates you can earn.
Coursera Plus subscribers can earn Course Certificates for any completed course, given that their name verification is complete and they’ve successfully passed the course.
You can purchase a Coursera Plus subscription from the Coursera Plus homepage. There are two types of subscriptions:
- Monthly – $59/month. Starts with a 7-day free trial.
- Annual – $399/year. Comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee.
Both memberships can be cancelled at any time, and prices for monthly subscriptions may vary based on promotions. Learners in India currently only have access to the monthly subscription option.
Consider Alternatives Of Coursera
While Coursera is undoubtedly one of the most popular online learning platforms available, there are a number of other options out there that are worth considering. Some of these alternative platforms may better suit your individual needs, whether that be in terms of affordability, course selection, or other features. Here are just a few of the many alternatives to Coursera:
- edX: Founded by MIT and Harvard, edX offers over 3,000 courses from 140 different institutions. Like Coursera, edX offers both free and paid courses, and also offers verified certificates for a fee. EdX also supports collaborative learning environments and encourages learners to interact and engage with one another.
- Udemy: Unlike Coursera or edX, Udemy operates on a different model, allowing instructors to create and sell their own courses. This means that Udemy offers a much larger selection of courses, but also means that quality and efficacy can vary widely between different offerings. Udemy courses are typically less formal and may offer more flexible schedules and deadlines.
- Codecademy: As its name suggests, Codecademy focuses specifically on coding and programming courses. While this makes Codecademy a more niche platform, the highly structured and interactive nature of their courses makes them an excellent choice for those looking to learn to code from scratch.
- Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a completely free online learning platform that offers a wide range of courses in subjects like math, science, and economics. While its course selection is not as extensive as some other platforms, Khan Academy has an excellent reputation for the quality of its instruction, and offers a number of interactive tools and resources to help learners better understand and master difficult concepts.