How to audit courses on Coursera for Free

We have lots of courses on Coursera, and we get lots of questions from folks that don’t want to sign in and pay to get a certificate, and just want to audit.

This is possible. It’s subtle, but possible – here are the details.

The audit option will give you the full content of the courses, but you will not earn the certificates for completing them.

Note the Coursera terminology. A specialization is a collection of courses. Specializations may not be audited. However, each of the individual courses within the specialization may be!

Below are links to each of these courses within their specialization.

To access them in audit, select the course, and then click on ‘enroll for free’.

You’ll see a dialog like this. Important: Note the ‘Audit the Course’ link at the bottom. Do not select ‘Start Free Trial’.

This will give you full access to the content.

Below are each of the specializations, and I’ve put direct links to the courses within them. Follow the above process with these links to access them at no cost.

TensorFlow: In Practice Specialization

Introduction to TensorFlow for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

Convolutional Neural Networks in TensorFlow

Natural Language Processing in TensorFlow

Sequences, Time Series and Prediction

TensorFlow: Data and Deployment Specialization

Browser-based Models with TensorFlow.js

Device-based Models with TensorFlow Lite

Data Pipelines with TensorFlow Data Services

Advanced Deployment Scenarios with TensorFlow

AI for Medicine Specialization

AI for Medical Diagnosis

AI for Medical Prognosis

AI For Medical Treatment

Natural Language Processing Specialization

Natural Language Processing with Classification and Vector Spaces

Natural Language Processing with Probabilistic Models

Natural Language Processing with Sequence Models

Natural Language Processing with Attention Models


Also the Advanced TensorFlow specialization:

TensorFlow: Advanced Techniques Specialization

Custom Models, Layers, and Loss Functions with TensorFlow

Custom and Distributed Training with TensorFlow

Advanced Computer Vision with TensorFlow

Generative Deep Learning with TensorFlow


This is so helpful! :slight_smile:

Are there any courses or youtube series in Spanish or Portuguese that you could share?
We are hosting a couple of TensorFlow Everywhere events in LATAM and it would be interesting to share more resources!


Portuguese: Coding TensorFlow em português - YouTube

Spanish: Coding TensorFlow en Español - YouTube