Last Updated May 5, 2020
Thank you for purchasing enrollment in an Outlier.org course. We hope you are happy with your purchase, however, if you are not completely satisfied, you can exit from the course by the drop deadline and receive a full refund (12 days from the start of our standard terms and 3 days from the start of our accelerated intensive terms). See below for more information on our drop, withdrawal, and refund policies
Dropping a Course
If a student decides to exit a course BEFORE that course’s drop deadline, it is defined as dropping a course; there is no academic record, and students are eligible for a full refund or the option to use the purchase amount towards enrolling in a future Outlier course.
For our standard terms, the Drop Period ends at 11:59 pm PST on the 14th day after the course’s start date. For our intensive terms, the Drop Period ends at 11:59 pm PST on the 3rd day after the course’s start date.
After 11:59pm PST on the last day of your course’s Drop Period, refunds may be given at Outlier.org’s discretion. To request to drop a course and/or to request a refund, eligible students must submit this Drop/Withdrawal Form.
Eligible requests will be processed within 10-15 business days via our payments platform, Stripe.com. If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org.
Withdrawing from a Course
Students may withdraw from the course during their course’s Withdrawal Period. For these dates, please check your course syllabus.
If a student decides to exit from a course AFTER the drop deadline and BEFORE the withdraw deadline, it is defined as a withdrawal. This is different than having dropped the course as a grade of W will appear on your transcript. Withdrawals do not affect your GPA, but they do count towards the number of credits attempted. Students will still have access to review the lectures and active learning, but progress in the course will not be saved. Students who Withdraw are not eligible for a refund.
After the Withdraw deadline, students will receive a letter grade for their course.
To request to drop, withdraw, and/or to request a refund, eligible students must submit this Drop/Withdrawal Form.
Students who wish to exit the course should complete the Withdrawal Form before the corresponding date found in the academic calendar.
Students who do not meaningfully participate by the time 20% of the term has passed will be administratively dropped from the course. For standard terms, the 20% mark is the third week of the course. For intensive terms, the 20% mark is prior to the second week of the course.
Meaningful participation includes regularly logging into the course, completing quizzes, engaging in the discussion channel, and responding to Student Success outreach.
Students who are administratively dropped from the course can apply the purchase amount towards enrolling in a future Outlier course.
If students complete all coursework but are unable to achieve a passing grade in the course, they will be eligible to request a full refund. Students will be eligible to request a full refund if they complete all coursework described in their course syllabus (including, but not limited to, watching video lectures, completing active learning assignments, completing practice problem sets, completing flashcard sets, completing all versions of quizzes and exams) and do not achieve a passing grade (that is, a final grade of 60% or higher) in the course.
Outlier.org will make every reasonable effort to assist students with the transfer of course credits. However, in the event that a student is unable to transfer course credits to their school of choice, they will be eligible to request a full refund.
In either of these cases, the request for a refund must be received by Outlier.org within one year from the date on which the course was purchased. Requests for refunds for any reason received by Outlier.org after one year from the date of purchase will be honored only at Outlier.org’s discretion.
Students may repeat a course no more than two times (for a total of three attempts). Any grade earned in the repeated course will be posted to the University of Pittsburgh academic record even if it is lower than the original grade. When you repeat a class, you must officially enroll and pay for the class again.