How to Delete a Udemy Account
You’re probably working full-time while going to school, and still, have a million other things to do. You might even have a family, and between them and a ton of homework, you don’t have time to figure out your school account(s).
How to delete a Udemy account in 6 easy steps? Go to the Udemy website and sign in to your account. Once you log in, select your profile from the drop-down menu on the top right-hand corner. Look for the “Close Account” option and click on it. Enter your password, and hit the “Close Account” button again.
If you do decide to close your Udemy school account, there are a few things you should know before you take that final step. First, this action is irreversible and cannot be reversed in the future. Closing your account will also permanently remove all classes you are currently enrolled in and any courses you have already purchased. If you have paid for a course(s) with the past 30 days, you should request a refund before closing your account.
Also, you must wait 90 days after closing your account before you can use the email address associated with it, for either a new or other existing Udemy accounts.
Delete Your Udemy Account in 6 Steps
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete your account with just a few clicks. Now, there are others online sources on the topic – from a Google search on how to close your account (that’s linked to Udemy) to a student YouTube video, and, if you’re already in your account – the screen and process may differ, but the steps are similar up to a point. This guide will walk you through both options in one place, just in case you run into problems with either one.
If you’re not already in your Udemy account, turn on your laptop or mobile device. Open a web browser and type in https://www.udemy.com/.
On Udemy’s home page, look for the “Log In” button on the top right-hand side of the screen (next to the shopping cart icon). A menu box will pop up that says, “Log in to Your Udemy Account.” There will be five selections to choose from to sign in.
You can either log in using Google, Facebook or enter your credentials in the last two blank spaces. If you’ve forgotten your password, hit the “Forget Password” link and follow the instructions below.
2.1 What Happens if I Forget My Udemy Password?
Go to the Udemy’s homepage and click “Login”
Click on the “Forget Password” link
Enter your account’s email address
Check the “I’m Not A Robot” box
Select the correct images based the question asked
Click the “Verify” button
If you do not receive a password reset email, check your spam folder
When the link shows up, click on it, and it will direct you to Udemy’s site
Follow the prompts to the reset menu
Click on the red “Reset Password” link
Enter your new password and make a note of it in a safe place. Be sure to notate upper and lowercase and any special characters.
Once you have your Udemy school credentials, i.e., your userID and password, type it into the last two blank spaces at the bottom of the log In menu box. Be sure to enter all uppercase and lowercase characters as appropriate. Hit the green “Login” button.
Here is where – depending on the source – that the screens will look different.
For example, the YouTube video has different tabs on the drop-down menu (and is older) than the tutorial you’ll find with the Google search. Here’s what to do next.
Option A: On the video version, you will land on the Udemy course page for students. Look for your avatar on the top right-hand corner of the page and select it. You may see your name or a generic icon. Select it and on the drop-down menu, navigate down and click on “Account Setting.”
This time, you will see another drop-down menu below your avatar name on the left-hand side of the page. Scroll to the bottom, and select “Danger Zone.”
Option B: On the Google version, navigate to the right-hand side to your avatar and select it. Scroll down and select your name from the drop-down menu. From there, click on your “Profile” page.
Option A: On the video, you will see a “Danger Zone” warning box on the right, and below that the “Delete” button. Click on it. A “Delete Your Account?” prompt will appear and below it a green “Yes” button. Click on it. The screen will then return you to the student course page.
Option B: On the Google version, under your avatar name will be another the drop-down menu. Scroll down to the bottom and select “Close Your Account.” A close your account warning will appear on the right-hand side. Click on the “Close Your Account” button. Enter your password and click “Close Your Account.”
There you have it. Your account is closed regardless of which source you chose.
How Do I Keep My Other Udemy Accounts Secure?
Udemy’s security protocols are in place to protect your account, but there are steps you can take to ensure your account and related information are not comprised.
Choose a Strong Password for All Your Accounts
There are several do’s and don’ts regarding passwords in general, including avoiding ones that are too short or alphabet sequences, especially “qwerty” and “123456.” Here are some other reminders.
Don’t create a password that is your:
Username or userID
Spouse, pet, or child’s name
Car model or brand
Date of birth
Social security number
Password to your other personal emails or bank accounts
Favorite expression or phrase
Favorite sports team (or include “football,” “soccer” etcetera)
Do create passwords that are:
Sophisticated enough that a hacker can’t guess
Ones you can remember
Consists of numbers, letters, and symbols
Be a combination of upper and lowercase letters, symbols and numbers
You should change your security question answers occasionally and don’t use the same password for all, or even most of your accounts. It only takes one data breach for thieves to get your credentials and gain access to your other accounts.
Change Your Account Password Regularly
Taking the extra steps to change your password periodically may seem like a hassle, but it’s another way you can keep your Udemy account secure. Don’t reuse older passwords or the same variations of them. Also, don’t store passwords in online files or emails and don’t share your credentials.
Accessing Your Udemy Account on Public Wi-Fi
When accessing your Udemy account on public Wi-Fi always type https://www.udemy.com/ directly into the browser, and double-check that it’s the correct URL before you log on.
How do I merge my other Udemy accounts? Complete a merge account request to create a support ticket. You will not be able to merge Udemy marketplace, and it’s business accounts, however. Also, you will lose your bookmarks and private messages, but your course progress and purchase history will be retained.
How do I change my Udemy email login?
Log in to your account
Go to your profile picture on the top right-hand corner on the landing page
Click on your name and then select “Account” on the left-hand side of the page
Click on the “Pencil” icon next to the email box
Enter your new email and old password, and then follow the prompts
In conclusion, you should not need to delete your Udemy account, however if you ever find yourself wanting to, the steps we just discussed will help you do it easily.