How to sign up for edX courses?

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Written by Pat Bowden Last updated on March 20th, 2023

Looking for a listing of EdX courses?

  1. Find interesting courses by browsing Class Central’s catalog of edX’s online courses.
  2. When you find a course that interests you, click on its name to go to Class Central's description, then select the "Go to class" button on the right to go to the course page on edX. Not all courses are currently available.
  3. If this is your first edX course, you will need to register with your email address, username and a password. 
  4. On edX’s page click on the “Enroll Now” button and for most courses it will provide you with different enrollment options: Pursue a Verified Certificate (+ price) or Audit This Course (free)

If you want to look at the course before purchasing the certificate, choose Audit This Course. The course is the same and you will have plenty of opportunities to purchase the certificate later. Or you can pay and be eligible for a refund during the money-back period.

The exception is some professional courses that are pay-only. Clicking on Enroll Now will allow you to enter your payment details. You can find which courses are free and which are pay-only by looking at the price in the course information panel. Paid courses will display a price in US Dollars or your local currency, free will say Free Online Course and will list a price for the optional certificate. Pay-only courses are marked on Class Central information pages with a small green $ sign.

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