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Life-Changing College and Career Prep

Transferable college credits

Save time and money on your degree and earn 3 transferable credits from a top 50 global university.

Futuristic Learning Experience

Cinematic lectures, interactive textbooks, code-along exercises, and more. Welcome to the future of education.


How It Works

  1. 1 Explore potential courses

    Browse through the trailers and syllabi of the different Outlier courses offered in your school.

  2. 2 Select your course(s)

    With input from your teachers, guidance counselor, and parents, choose the Outlier course that fits your goals.

  3. 3 Complete 
course work 

    Enjoy interactive lessons, cinematic lectures, and guided notes, all on our easy-to-use learning platform.

  4. 4 Transfer your credits

    Pass the course and earn 3 college credits transferable to the college or university of your choice.

What our students are saying

  • “LOVE LOVE LOVE. I’ve taken a lot of online courses over the years and [this] blows them all away—in design, teachers, production, content, and facilitating learning.”

    Jacqueline W.

    Jacqueline W.

  • “I never thought I'd like an online class this much. I never expected to be so engaged, so thoroughly interested in everything I was learning, and to be excited about doing an online class.”

    Taija P.

    Taija P.

  • “The staff was amazing! Not only knowledgeable but very friendly and super supportive. I felt the same level of rapport with them as though I was attending physical classes and seeing each of them every day.”

    Elliot P.

    Elliot P.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Every Outlier course is 100%  online. Forget the boring Zoom lectures you might think of. Instead, imagine an immersive experience that combines cinematic lectures (think: movie theater) with interactive learning tools (think: online game). All taught by charismatic, approachable instructors we hand-picked from top universities across the country.

    The results speak for themselves. Students pass our classes at the same rates as in-person classes. And many outperform the AP national average!

  • Outlier courses are real college courses. So you should be ready for the academic rigor of college-level coursework. We recommend you: 

    • Take only 1 Outlier course at a time
    • Consider your dedication and other responsibilities before enrolling

    If you decide you’re up for the challenge, we’ll be here for you every step of the way.

  • A few courses like Calculus I have specific prerequisites, but most don’t. With courses spanning the sciences, math, business, and humanities, you’ve got options. Talk with your guidance counselor about which course is the best fit for you and your goals.

  • You can expect to spend about 45 minutes a day (5 hours per week). This includes time at school and at home.

  • Get a taste of what Outlier courses are like in our free College Success course! You’ll experience our unique approach to online learning while also getting expert advice and practical tips to help you succeed in college.

  • Nope! Outlier courses include everything you need to be successful. No expensive textbooks. No exam fees. No transportation costs.

  • You can work on your Outlier course anywhere in the universe with Wi-Fi and a laptop or desktop computer. A full list of technical requirements is available in our Help Center. You can also stream lectures in our iPhone app, but you'll need a computer to complete the rest of your coursework. 

Ready to rise to the challenge?

Speak to your guidance counselor about signing up for an outlier course today.

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