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Life-Changing College and Career Prep

College Courses

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

College Prep

Get prepared for college with our free College Success course


Fall in love with online learning

Top-rated instructors. Fun and flexible courses. And personalized support.

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Cinematic courses taught by the world’s most engaging instructors

  • College Writing I

    College Writing I


    Unlock the power of words.
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  • Intro to Financial Accounting

    Intro to Financial Accounting


     Find the story in numbers.
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  • Professional Communication

    Professional Communication


    Comms skills for the real world.
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  • Precalculus



    Master the building blocks of Calculus.
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  • Intro to Statistics

    Intro to Statistics


    How data describes our world.

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  • Calculus I

    Calculus I


    The mathematics of change.

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  • Intro to Psychology

    Intro to Psychology


    The science of the mind.

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  • Intro to Astronomy

    Intro to Astronomy


    Our universe, explored.

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  • Intro to Business

    Intro to Business


    The art of creating value.
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Hear from our alumni

  • Jacqueline W.

    Jacqueline W.

    “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.”

  • Taija P.

    Taija P.

    “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.”

  • Elliot P.

    Elliot 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.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • To enroll in an Outlier course, you must be at least 13 years old and ready for the academic rigor of college-level coursework. Carefully consider your other responsibilities and your dedication before enrolling.

  • Yes, all Outlier courses are 100% online. That means you can learn with any teacher, during any class period—anywhere in the universe with Wi-Fi and a laptop or desktop computer. 

    You can also stream lectures in our iPhone app, but you'll need a computer to complete the rest of your coursework. A full list of technical requirements is available in our Help Center.

  • We work with trusted partners to offer you accredited college courses worth actual college credit. For each Outlier course, you earn 3 credits from the University of Pittsburgh, a top 50 global university accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    Outlier-earned college credits have successfully transferred to hundreds of schools, from community colleges to the Ivy League.

  • 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, you may send that to us as well.

    Outlier’s mission is to increase access to education, and we’re committed to ensuring that learners with accessibility needs have equal opportunity to succeed in our courses.

  • Outlier courses are as academically rigorous as they are engaging. You can expect to spend about 45 minutes a day (about 5 hours per week), including time at school and at home. We recommend you:

    • Have at least 1 class period in your school schedule dedicated to your Outlier course
    • Take only 1 Outlier course at a time
  • 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.