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College Writing II

  • Earn 3 transferable credits
  • 100% online and Zoom-free
  • Includes everything you need

Benefits

  • College Credits

  • FUN + FLEXIBLE

  • AFFORDABLE

Course Overview

The written word is powerful. It can transport you through time and place, and transform hearts and minds. In this compelling sequel to student-favorite College Writing I, you won’t just explore the ideas of great thinkers—you’ll join them in scholarly conversation.

Building on the essentials from College Writing I, get ready to add invaluable research and creative writing skills to level up your writing toolbox. You’ll glean deep insights and useful tips from lively discussions with celebrated guest writers to help you hone your craft, ask great questions, and trust your voice.

College Writing I is a prerequisite for College Writing II.

Brilliant Instructor

Enhance your creative writing skills with our hand-picked team of 3 instructors, including a Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned professors from the University of Massachusetts and Colgate University. 

You’ll also explore diverse perspectives in conversations with 4 guest lecturers who are all celebrated writers in their own genres—from graphic novels to short stories, editorials to travel writing, and beyond. 

How It Works

First, choose between a 14-week term or 7-week intensive. 

Enjoy cinematic video lessons (our CEO co-founded MasterClass).

Enhance your learning with gorgeous interactive textbooks based on evidence-based active learning principles.

When it is time for exams, open windows are designed to fit around your schedule.

Dedicated Support

Hit a snag on the site? Have a burning question? We’ve got you covered.

Our dedicated Student Success team is available to assist you—and push you—to help you pass with flying colors. 

And, if you do all the work but do not pass, we will offer a full refund*.

Transferable credits from a top 60 school

Most schools accept credits transferred from University of Pittsburgh

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Full refund if you do the work and don't pass

If you’ve put in the time and effort to do all the work for a course but do not receive a passing grade, that’s on us and you will receive a full refund. You may also exit the course before the drop deadline to receive a full refund (14 days from start for 14-week courses, and 7 days from start for 7-week intensive courses).

Designed to be flexible

Outlier’s immersive, asynchronous courses are built to fit into your life, no matter your schedule.

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Cost per course

$2,400 on average

Cost per course

$400 or $23/month

CREDITS

Usually 3-4 credits from your school

CREDITS

3 transferable credits

Risk

Pay full price after the drop deadline

Risk

Full refund if you do the work and don’t pass

FORMAT

In-person or Zoom

FORMAT

Interactive and 100% online (Zoom-free)

LECTURES

Specific time and place

LECTURES

On-demand, anywhere

EXAMS

Specific hour

EXAMS

Flexible window

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*Based on 0% APR, only available to qualified customers with excellent credit history and subject to credit approval. Minimum purchase of $149. A down payment may be required. Monthly financing through Klarna issued by WebBank, member FDIC.

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Freqently asked questions

  • We recommend students have earned at least a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. You must be 13 or older and willing to commit yourself academically to enroll in our courses. Students attempting Outlier courses should be ready for the academic rigor of college-level coursework.

    In addition, students will need Wi-Fi and a laptop or desktop computer (tablets, Chromebook and cell phones do not meet our requirements) to complete the course.

  • When you Audit an Outlier course, it simply means you’re taking the course without the expectation of earning credits or impacting your college transcript. You will not receive a grade, a transcript, nor credits, and will not be participating in exams.

    The Audit Path is ideal for:

    -High school students who are looking to add sparkle to their college applications, or who wish to learn more about a subject, but avoid the burden of impacting their permanent records.

    -Lifelong learners who want to take a serious course but aren’t interested in receiving grades or college credits.

    Learn more about our audit option in the Help Center.

  • Tutoring sessions will be scheduled to maximize compatibility with students’ schedules and availability. Exams are each open to take within a weeklong window, but all other course materials are available to you from the time the course opens through the end of the final exam window.

  • If you have a request for reasonable disability accommodations, contact support@outlier.org. Please include specifics regarding the accommodation you are seeking. Additionally, if you have a disability accommodations letter from a school you are currently attending, you may send that to us as well.

    Outlier is committed to ensuring that learners with accessibility needs have equal opportunity to succeed in our courses.

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