Most edX courses have the option to audit for free.
Why enroll in the audit track?
How do I enroll in the audit track?
What do I need to know about audit access?
Can I earn a certificate for free?
Enjoy the audit track #
How to enroll in the audit track #
If a course is available in the audit track, on the course introduction page the Price will include a FREE option. Click the Enroll Now button to enroll. If you’re interested in auditing one of our programs, please read this article for steps to enroll.
After you click Enroll you’ll have the option to Pursue the Verified Track or Audit This Course (No Certificate). If you select Audit This Course you can still upgrade later if the upgrade deadline hasn’t passed.
Audit access details #
As a free audit learner, you will have temporary access to all course materials except graded assignments, and you will not earn a certificate the end of the course. You will be able to access the free content for the expected course length posted on the course introduction page in the catalog.
The audit access counts from the date and time that you first enrolled in the course, or if you enrolled before the course started, it counts from the date and time that the course opened.
While you have access, any page that features a graded assignment not display the assignment prompt. Instead it will display a message Graded assignments are locked.
Once the audit access duration has passed, you’ll lose access to the course and you will no longer be able to click View Course on your dashboard. If the upgrade deadline has not passed, you can extend access by upgrading to the verified track.
Upgrade to the verified track to earn a certificate #
Certificates are not available in the free audit track. If the upgrade deadline has not passed, you may upgrade to the verified track. You can read more about the features of the verified track here.