How to transfer credits from Outlier
Outlier is designed so you can easily transfer the credits you earn from our courses. For each Outlier course you complete, our partners at the University of Pittsburgh, a top 60 institution in the United States, grant 3 credits on your official transcript.
We recommend getting pre-approval for each course you plan to transfer in before you start — see our how-to guide below.
After completing their courses, student have requested transcripts from University of Pittsburgh to be sent to over 500 institutions. Students report successful transfer to top-rated private and public institutions such as Harvard, NYU, and UC Berkeley.
Outlier is also proud to have launched our Credit Transfer Network along with many colleges where courses have been pre-reviewed for transfer.
Where are Outlier students transferring credits?
Students who have taken Outlier courses report successful transfer of credits into many higher education institutions across the country, from community colleges to top-ranked private schools, and everything in between, including:
- • Bard College
- • Bergen Community College
- • Binghamton University
- • Bluefield College
- • Bowdoin College
- • Bunker Hill Community College
- • California State University, Dominguez Hills
- • Castleton University
- • Collin County Community College
- • CUNY Kingsborough Community College
- • Drew University
- • Duquesne University
- • Durham Technical Community College
- • Emory University
- • Florida Polytechnic University
- • Georgetown University
- • Georgia Gwinnett College
- • Georgia State University
- • Gwinnett Technical College
- • Hampshire College
- • Harvard University
- • Harvard Extension School
- • Hillsdale College
- • Hope College
- • Illinois Central College
- • Indiana University
- • Lakeshore Technical College
- • Lamar University
- • Lewis-Clark State College
- • Lone Star College
- • Long Beach City College
- • Los Angeles City College
- • Loyola University Chicago
- • Make School
- • Moraine Valley Community College
- • New York University
- • Northland College
- • Pennsylvania State University
- • Princeton University
- • Rowan College at Burlington County
- • Sauk Valley Community College
- • Savannah College of Art and Design
- • St. Mary College
- • Stark State College
- • Syracuse University
- • Texas A&M University–College Station
- • The College of the Florida Keys
- • University of California–Santa Cruz
- • University of Central Florida
- • University of Denver
- • University of Massachusetts Lowell
- • University of Minnesota (Twin cities)
- • University of Oklahoma
- • University of Pennsylvania
- • University of San Diego
- • University of South Dakota
- • University of Tampa
- • University of Wisconsin–Madison
- • University School of Nashville
- • Wheaton College
School information has been collected from student surveys. If you are interested in taking our courses for college credits, we suggest contacting your school’s registrar or advisor to confirm if the transfer credits can be pre-approved for your degree program. Our credits are typically accepted as General Education transfer credits (as a baseline), but they’re also accepted toward specific majors or degree programs on a case by case basis.
How do you transfer credit?
Step 1: Obtain pre-approval to transfer credit (optional, but recommended)
While courses delivered by Outlier and credits earned through the University of Pittsburgh tend to transfer well, each college is different. We'd recommend contacting your school’s Registrar or your advisor to see if specific University of Pittsburgh courses will transfer for college-level credit 2-3 weeks before the course starts.
Step 2. Start and complete your course
Finish your assessments and complete the course. Students who earn a final grade of “C” or better have a much greater chance of getting their credit accepted as transfer credit.
Step 3. Send the transcript in order to transfer credit
Once you complete the course, you can request an official transcript to be sent from the University of Pittsburgh to the institution(s) of your choice in order to transfer credit (more details).
If your school prefers ACE CREDIT, the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) has thoroughly evaluated and recommended college credits for four Outlier courses. More than 400 colleges and universities in the ACE CREDIT® partnership network consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their schools' course and degree programs.
Want more step-by-step guidance on transferring credits? Get the Transfer Credit Toolkit.