When you upgrade to the certificate track, it indicates your commitment to completing the course requirements and gives you the opportunity to earn a certificate upon successful completion. However, it's important to note that upgrading to the certificate track does not guarantee a passing grade in the course or the issuance of a certificate.
MITx Online courses require learners to achieve passing scores in course assignments, and the final determination of whether you pass the course and receive a certificate is based on meeting the specified criteria. It is up to learners to assess their ability to successfully complete the course. We recommend that you carefully review the prerequisite notices on the course's "about" page, thoroughly examine the course content after enrolling, and consider any additional factors before deciding to upgrade to the certificate track.