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Shortcut to a bachelor's
Earn 60 transferable credits in as little as 19 months from Golden Gate University
Savings that add up
Save $24,296 compared to the national average 4-year tuition (Source: NCES)
Why wait 4 years to see results?
Degrees+ is designed to help you level up your career and your income—all while earning 60 transferable credits on your way to a bachelor’s degree. Unlock more opportunities when you earn a resume-building career certificate in your first year and an associate degree in your second year.
Transferable credits earned
Cost per credit
In 2 years or less, graduate with an accredited associate degree, a career certificate from a top company like Google or IBM, and 60 credits to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at your dream school.
High quality. Low cost
|Insitution||Cost per credit||Accredited Degree?||Career Certificates|
|$149||From a top company|
|Penn State World Campus||$502|
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Everyone learns differently.
So we built evidence-based tools to support all kinds of learners:
• Adjustable playback speed: Speed up or slow down lectures like your favorite podcast app.
• Searchable transcripts: Search for a word or topic and jump right to that chapter.
• Mastery grading: Take quizzes up to 5 times and pick your best score.
• Guided notes: We’ve pre-taken lecture notes so you can focus on the lecturer, not your notepad, but we’ve left a few key details blank. (It’s proven to help you retain what you learn.)
Experience cinematic on-demand lectures, interactive evidence-based learning tools (no textbooks), and 1:1 coaching to help keep you moving forward.
Learn on your own schedule, with lectures and course materials available 24/7, plus weeklong exam windows.
We’ve hand-picked brilliant and approachable lecturers from top schools like Harvard, MIT, and Cornell, so you know you’re getting the best education possible.
Need support? We’ve got your back:
Your personal Advisor will help you stay on track. 1:1 tutoring is included with all math and writing courses, and instructors will make themselves available for regular office hours to discuss anything on your mind. Plus, each course includes discussion channels for classmates to ask and answer questions, discuss the material, and network.
Frequently asked questions
Absolutely. Every school approaches the transfer process a little differently, but rest assured, Outlier-earned college credits have successfully transferred to hundreds of institutions, including Harvard, NYU, and many more. No matter where you decide to go next, we’re here to advise you, advocate for you, and guide you through the entire process.
If you'd like to continue at Golden Gate University, we make it even easier. With a Degrees+ GPA of 2.5 or higher, you're guaranteed acceptance into any GGU bachelor's degree program—and you’ll get a 30% tuition discount! Your close family will be eligible for a 20% discount on undergraduate and graduate degree programs too.
Yes, degrees from Golden Gate University are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and nationally recognized by the US Department of Education.
Accreditation matters! It shows that schools are providing high-quality learning and demonstrating continual self-improvement. And it means the credits you earn will have a higher level of acceptance at other schools across the US, so you have more options for the next step on your academic journey.
All US students age 17 or older with a high school diploma or equivalent (GED, CHSPE) are eligible to apply, except for residents of: Alabama, Arkansas, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, US Commonwealths (Puerto Rico, Upper Mariana Islands), and US Territories (Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands). We also welcome international students (with TOEFL or equivalent).
Applying is simple: no application essays, no interviews. Complete your application in just 15 minutes, and get a response in less than 2 weeks!
Yes, you'll be able to complete your Degrees+ courses anywhere in the universe with wifi and a laptop or desktop computer. (Tablets and cell phones do not meet our requirements.) Learn on your own schedule with streaming pre-recorded lectures and interactive course materials available 24/7, plus weeklong exam windows so you can choose the time that’s right for you.
We make it easy for you to transfer credits, so you can pick up where you left off. Golden Gate University will accept up to 45 transfer credits to count toward the associate degree, including 12 credits for previous military service or work experience. Our enrollment counselors will help you track down your transcripts from up to 5 institutions and ensure you get the most transfer credits possible.