Get ahead of the game with expert advice and practical tips to help you succeed in college and beyond.
100% FreeThe cost of this course is covered in full
3 HoursPacked with fun and useful content from experts
On-DemandWatch on your own schedule, from anywhere
Don’t catch up. Get ahead.
- 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
By the numbers
Percentage of degree holders that would change their majors if they could go back. Take this course to make a more informed choice.
Amount of federal student grants that go unclaimed in 1 academic year. We’ll show you how to claim it.
Median Bachelor’s degree lifetime earnings increase vs. high school diploma.
Source: Georgetown CES
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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 80% less, the Outlier team hopes it’ll lead you back here!)