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How to delete your Coursera account?

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If you are thinking of deleting your Coursera account for any reason, you have come to the right place. However, if you want to deactivate your account instead, you will need to rope in Coursera’s customer service.

This article will help you quickly delete your Coursera account with minimum hassle. Log in and delete your account in minutes.

Also read: How to download a Coursera certificate?

Things to know before deleting your Coursera account

Deleting your Coursera account is a one-way street, as it’s a permanent action. You can temporarily disable and deactivate your account by getting in touch with the Coursera support team. They can disable your account on their server if you email them your preference.

Here’s what happens once you delete the Coursera account.:

  • Any progress made in all of your incomplete courses will be lost.
  • Links to your certificates provided by you on any platform will become ineffectual.
  • You will lose your payment history information permanently.
  • Your contributions on peer forums and discussion boards will be anonymised.
  • You will have to make an entirely new account if you try learning from Coursera again.

Also read: Coursera financial aid: Everything you need to know

Deleting Coursera account

With various other learning platforms out there, managing accounts can be difficult, leading to the user neglecting courses. Follow the steps given below to delete your Coursera account successfully:

Step 1: Open the Coursera website and log into your account.

How to delete your Coursera account?

Step 2: Go to the top-right corner of the website where your name appears. Click on your name, and several options appear. Here, click on Settings.

How to delete your Coursera account?

Step 3: The top option namely, Accounts, will be displayed with your name, email address, language, and timezone, among other categories. Scroll down.

How to delete your Coursera account?

Step 4: At the bottom, you will find the option for Delete Account. Click on this option.

How to delete your Coursera account?

They will ask you to unlink either your Google, Apple, or Facebook account, whichever you were using to log in to your account.

Step 5: After unlinking your accounts, a dialogue box will appear where they will ask you to re-enter your password and agree to some statements.

How to delete your Coursera account?

Also read: How to reset deadlines in Coursera?

Sania Usmani

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