• ... engaging and beautifully-produced online courses that earn students real college credit.”

  • ... accessible college classes at a fraction of the cost.”

  • ... making distance learning as good as the real thing.”

Students deserve better.

  • Pay 80% less per course
  • Earn transferable college credits
  • Access the best instructors, on-demand
  • Full refund if you don’t pass*
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Traditional course Outlier

Cost per course

$2,400 on average

Cost per course

$400

Credits

3-5 credits from your school

Credits

3 transferable credits from University of Pittsburgh

Risk

Pay full price after the drop deadline

Risk

Full refund if you don’t pass*

Format

In-person, Zoom, or pre-recorded lectures

Format

Immersive, interactive digital experience

Instructors

1 per class

Instructors

Multiple per class

Lectures

Specific time and place

Lectures

On-demand, anywhere

Exams

Specific hour

Exams

Flexible window

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Dr. Tim Chartier Ph.D.

Davidson College

Immersive Courses

Cinema-quality video, interactive learning exercises, and the most engaging instructors from schools like Yale, NYU, Cornell, and MIT.

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Dr. Hannah Fry Ph.D.

University College London

Purposefully Affordable

Our mission is to increase access to quality education and reduce student debt.

Each course costs just $400 ($2,000 less than the US average).

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Hear from our alumni

  • Rachel B.

    Rachel B.

    Intro to Psychology

    “I love that I can do the work when it is most convenient for me.”

  • Daniel M.

    Daniel M.

    Intro to Psychology

    “Overall very slick. Good learning flow, from lectures, to active learning to quizzes. Makes for a good learning experience.”

  • Lexi T.

    Lexi T.

    Calculus I

    “Everyone is responsive, accommodating, and friendly.”

Transferable credits from a top 60 school

Earn credits from acclaimed University of Pittsburgh for maximum transferability

Full refund if you don’t pass

If you’ve put in the time and effort to do all the work for a course but do not receive a passing grade, that’s on us and you will receive a full refund. You may also exit the course before the drop deadline to receive a full refund (12 days from start for 14-week courses, and 3 days from start for 7-week intensive courses).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • $400 per course, for now. Our goal is to reduce the cost of college and reduce student debt, but there are many factors to consider as we plan for 2020 and beyond. TLDR: if you want the introductory price of $400, enroll asap!

  • Yes, you can be anywhere in the universe (with wifi) and you'll be able to complete the course.

  • If you've put in the time and effort to do all the work for the course but do not receive a passing grade, that's on us and you will receive a full refund! You may also exit the course before the drop deadline to receive a full refund (12 days from start for 14-week courses, and 3 days from start for 7-week intensive courses). For more information on refunds please refer to our Refund Policy.

  • Tutoring sessions will be scheduled to maximize compatibility with students’ schedules and availability. Exams are each open to take for a set window of time (usually several days); however, all other course materials are available to you from the time the course opens through the end of the final exam window.

  • We are excited to be partnering with the University of Pittsburgh for our courses. Upon successful completion, you will receive 3 college semester credits from the University of Pittsburgh, transferrable to other colleges and universities subject to review and approval by the receiving institution.

    When you transfer your credits, it will come as an official transcript from the University of Pittsburgh for Fundamentals of Calculus I (MATH 6210) and Introduction to Psychology (PSY 6010).

    Not sure how to approve your credits or where to start? We’ve created a Transfer Credit Tool Kit for each step you would need to complete when approving and transferring your credits (checklist included).

    Once you've completed the course, you may request a transcript from the University of Pittsburgh and they will send an official E-Transcript to your school of choice.

  • We have technology built into our courses that allows us to prevent academic dishonesty and detect it if it occurs.

  • Yes, we welcome international students from most countries, subject to certain limited restrictions under U.S. trade law.

  • Unfortunately, no.

  • If you have a request for reasonable disability accommodations, contact support@outlier.org. Please include specifics regarding the accommodation you are seeking. Additionally, if you have a disability accommodations letter from a school you are currently attending, you may send that to us as well.

    Outlier is committed to ensuring that learners with accessibility needs have equal opportunity to succeed in our courses.

  • Early on in the process of designing Outlier, we found that many students use their laptops late at night, and don’t feel like staring into a lightbulb. Too much white in the background of videos and active learning would be fatiguing and unpleasant. We also think it’s pretty neat that we decided to do this before Apple shifted everything to dark mode.

  • Unlike most things that sound too good to be true, this is for real — $400 for 3 college credits that you can transfer to your school of choice. Our team has been working tirelessly to build a product that will make world-class education more equitable and more accessible, and change the way people define excellent education.