If I delay taking the capstone until next year or the next session, do I have to retake all the courses again?
If you want to wait until a future offering to take the capstone, this is fine. We will keep your eligibility information on file. You do not need to repeat the courses again. See our FAQ on time period to complete the MicroMasters program for details.
Capstones are built to be "backwards compatible" so learners taking any available runs of the courses will have equal opportunity to pass the capstone with their knowledge learned.
It is recommended to enroll in a capstone offering as soon as is feasible in your schedule (after you complete eligibility requirements) so that you can ensure a capstone offering is available for you to take and so your knowledge is current in your memory.