Guys is it worth it to take online courses taught by top universities on EDx and Coursera? Will it benefit me if i take online courses from the university where i am applying?
If you’re going to take a college class, it is better to take one for actual credit.
No, taking a class at a university to which you want to apply later will not give you any boost in admissions. However, it might give you ideas as to how you can better articulate why you are a match for said college. Being able to do that, not merely already having the college’s name on your transcript, might help.
Is it worth it for admissions? No. Is it worth it for the knowledge? Maybe. It depends on you.