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College Success

Get ahead of the game with expert advice and practical tips to help you succeed in college and beyond.

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  • 100% Free

    The cost of this course is covered in full
  • 3 Hours

    Packed with fun and useful content from experts
  • On-Demand

    Watch on your own schedule, from anywhere

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Don’t catch up. Get ahead.

Designed for:

  • Incoming & freshman college students
  • High school students
  • Working adults considering college
  • First generation college students

What you’ll learn

Save money, time, and headache: learn to navigate all of the ins and outs of academia, financial aid, campus life, and how to avoid college’s common pitfalls.

  • How to maximize your financial aid

  • What are the unwritten rules of communication between students and professors

  • How to evaluate your degree path and future earning potential

  • The psychology of procrastination, and evidence-based tips for avoiding it.

  • How to adapt to a learning mindset (even if you haven’t been in school for a while!)

Meet your instructors

  • Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D.

    Depaul University

    College Success

  • Chris Bailey

    Author and Productivity Expert

    College Success

  • Amy Baldwin Ed.D

    University of Central Arkansas

    College Success

By the numbers

  • 61%

    Percentage of degree holders that would change their majors if they could go back. Take this course to make a more informed choice.

    Source: BestColleges

  • $2 billion

    Amount of federal student grants that go unclaimed in 1 academic year. We’ll show you how to claim it.

    Source: EducationData.org

  • 75%

    Median Bachelor’s degree lifetime earnings increase vs. high school diploma.

    Source: Georgetown CES

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For educators, advisors, and administrators

We’ve built custom tools and materials that make it easy for educators, advisors, and administrators alike to offer high quality college readiness curriculum to students. Find out how to share our groundbreaking College Success course with your community.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, this course is 100% free.

  • Yes. Once you enroll, all materials will be available to you with lifetime access. You’ll also get access to our College Success community discussion group on Discord, where you can share tips, compare notes, and network with the other students, as well as give our team feedback on the material and suggest topics you’d like Outlier to add to the course in the future.

  • We're glad you asked! This course will continue to grow with new, highly-relevant lessons being released periodically. Don’t worry, we’ll give you the heads up when new material is added.

  • This course will give you helpful information and allow you to feel confident embarking on your college career. Once you complete the course, we hope that you'll be ready to tackle your academic journey wherever it may lead. (And along the way, if you ever need to knock out prerequisites or take amazing courses for 50% less, the Outlier team hopes it’ll lead you back here!)