From the co-founder of MasterClass.
Cost 100% covered by Amazon for eligible employees.
A new way to learn
Fun online courses unlike anything you’ve experienced.
On-demand lectures & learning that fits your schedule.
The world's best college on-ramp
Say hello to your first step towards a college degree. Experience a whole new way to learn that is designed to be engaging, fun, and effective for all types of students.
Specifically designed for:
- Amazon employees who want flexible study hours
- People exploring if college is right for them
- Earning credits towards a college degree
- Exploring different fields of study
Build your pathway
Your choice of two!
Choose one Liberal Arts and one Business elective from 5 of our top courses.
Build your foundation in both writing and mathematics, with College Writing I and your choice of either Precalculus or College Algebra.
By the numbers
12 college credits
Number of transferable credits you’ll earn with Outlier’s College Pathway
33% earnings increase
“Associate’s degrees earn nearly one-third more than those with just a high school diploma”
Average Bachelor’s degree lifetime earnings increase vs. high school diploma.
Transferable credits from a top 60 School
Earn 12 credits from acclaimed University of Pittsburgh for maximum transferability
Total cost for non-Amazon students$1,360
The $1,360 cost of this Certificate program is 100% covered for all eligible Amazon employees pending their voucher submission.Free Tuition
What you’ll get
- 4 individual world-class courses, available 24/7
- 12 transferable college credits from a Top 60 US college (University of Pittsburgh)
- Shareable Outlier Certificate of Completion
- World-class instructors from institutions like NYU and NASA
- Free tutoring for your math course
- All course materials included
You may find yourself binge-watching their lectures. Instructors are hand-picked for their expertise and ability to communicate ideas clearly and charismatically.
Hear from our alumni
“LOVE LOVE LOVE. I’ve taken a lot of online courses over the years and … Outlier blows them all away—in design, teachers, production, content, and facilitating learning.”
“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.”
“I had a wonderful experience with the community, the subject and with my peers. Outlier has an incredible support staff willing to help us with everything from answering queries to clearing subject doubts, and the course content is really engaging.”
Freqently asked questions
Amazon’s Career Choice program is available to all full- and part-time blue badge employees, including: all hourly non-exempt FC, CS, corporate, AWS, Amazon Fresh Stores, Amazon Books, Amazon 4-star, Amazon Pop Up, Amazon Go and certain retail and eligible subsidiary associates. Subsidiaries include A9, A100, A2Z, Audible, Brilliance, ComiXology, CreateSpace, Fabric.com, Goodreads, Amazon Pharmacy, Shopbop and Woot.
Outlier.org courses are open enrollment, with cohorts starting every two weeks: this means there’s no application required, and you don’t need to wait to get started! However, we recommend students have earned at least a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Please reach out to our Enrollment Specialist team at firstname.lastname@example.org any questions (and share that you are an Amazon employee).
To confirm your enrollment in the course and ensure your registration is tracked through the Career Choice program, you will need to provide your unique Amazon voucher. To request your voucher, visit your account at www.AmazonCareerChoice.com.
Outlier.org will ask for your voucher on your student dashboard once you have completed your enrollment process. The voucher can be uploaded directly to your account.
You must submit your voucher to Outlier.org before your enrollment in the course is confirmed and no later than 7 days after the start of your first course. If the voucher is not submitted by this date, you will lose access to the course material. If your voucher has not been submitted after 14 days from the start date, you will be dropped from the course.
No textbooks or additional materials are required! Everything you need for your Outlier.org course is included within our custom learning management system.
Outlier.org courses start approximately every 2 weeks. Each of the courses take 14 weeks to complete. We strongly recommend taking one course at a time to start. This will allow you to get a feel for the time commitment required. After your first course, you can take the next as soon as it’s convenient for you. You have up to 2 years from the date of purchase to complete all courses within the Certificate sequence.
A 14-week standard course has an estimated 10-20 hours/week time commitment, between watching the recorded lectures, using the Active Learning (interactive textbook), completing practice sets to test your learning, and taking the section quiz.
You earn your Outlier Certificate when you complete all of the courses in your certificate sequence with a passing grade (of 69.5% or higher). All courses must be taken for credit, with graded assessments and exams, to count towards a Certificate.
Once earned, you will receive both a digital and physical Outlier.org Certificate, along with a badge to share your LinkedIn Profile and resume.
Here at Outlier.org, we believe that curiosity is one of the most important traits a student can nurture, and electives allow you to do just that: explore new skill sets and topics that grab your attention. Electives are an important part of the college experience because they help you discover what sparks your joy and passion—key ingredients for academic (and career) success.
The College Pathways Certificate is designed to help you explore college in a meaningful way, building a general foundation that you can apply to any major or career that you choose to pursue.
The math elective courses, Pre-Calculus or College Algebra, are essential tools no matter where your learning or career journey takes you. Beyond learning the basics of how to work with numbers and equations, Outlier.org’s introductory math courses offer valuable practice in areas you can apply in your career or in real life situations, like: problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, and logic.
We’ve built a great tool to help you figure out which math elective is right for you: when signing up for the Certificate, you’ll be asked to answer a few short questions and we’ll point you in the right direction.