Note: Not all courses have multiple sessions. This help article applies only to courses that offer the ability to change sessions.
A course session is the period during which a course is held. A course might offer several sessions over the next year or so. For example, a course might have two available sessions:
- Session 1: January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018
- Session 2: September 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019
Not all courses offer multiple sessions. Some courses only show the currently available session. but some courses might offer multiple sessions over the next year.
Courses that show multiple sessions and the ability to change between sessions are usually part of MicroMasters or Professional Certificate programs. For these courses, after you enroll in or upgrade to the verified track, on the Courses or Programs page of your dashboard, you see options to select a session, change to a different session, or leave a session. You must select a session before you can access the course.
Here's an example of the options you'll see on your dashboard if your course offers the ability to change sessions:
When you enroll in the verified track for courses that offer multiple sessions, be aware of these policies and timeframes.
Upgrading from the Audit Track
- If you were already enrolled in the audit track of a course and you purchase an upgrade to the verified track as part of a program purchase, we automatically enroll you in the verified track of the course, in the same session. You can change to a different session if the one we enrolled you in does not work for you.
Joining a Session Within 24 Months
- After you purchase the verified track for a course, you have 24 months from the date of purchase to join a course session. After 24 months, if you have not joined a session, your purchase expires, and you can no longer access the course.
Changing or Leaving Sessions
- After you join a course session (including if we automatically add you to a session as a result of your program purchase), you can change to another session or leave the session within 14 days, as long as you have not completed the course. For Professional Education courses, you must change sessions or leave the session within 2 days.
- Leaving a session is not the same as unenrolling from the course. If the current session does not work for you, you can leave a session and wait to decide on joining a later session of the course.
Note: When you change sessions, your course progress is not carried from your current session to your new session.
Unenrolling and Getting a Refund
- Within 60 days from the date of purchase, you can unenroll from the course entirely and get a refund of your course purchase, as long as you have not been in a course session for more than 14 days. For Professional Education courses, you must not have been in a session for more than 2 days, to unenroll and request a refund.
- If the refund eligibility period has passed (meaning that you will not receive a refund when you unenroll), the unenroll option is not available.