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  • 100% online college courses (Zoom-free)
  • Earn credits from a Top 60 university
  • Higher success rate than AP courses

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Stand out on your college applications with for-credit college courses from Outlier.

Courses cost 80% less than traditional higher education and include: cinema-quality video and fun active learning materials built by game designers.

On-demand lectures and open exam windows let you study on your schedule anytime, anywhere.

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How It

Sign up for a 14-week or 7-week term (for-credit). Audit track also available if you’re not seeking college credits. 

Enjoy movie-quality video lectures, and enhance your learning with interactive materials (including a few GIFs and memes). Practice what you learn with quizzes that you can take up to 5 times and only your top score counts.

When it’s time for exams, open windows fit around your schedule. Upon completion (congrats!) you’ll earn 3 transferable college credits. 

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Hit a snag on the site? Have a burning question? Our dedicated Student Success team's got you covered.

With Outlier, you’re never alone: feel free to discuss course material with your classmates in our 24/7 cohort chat.

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Transcript and credits from a top 60 University

Most colleges 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 (12 days from start for 14-week courses, and 3 days from start for 7-week intensive courses).

AP vs. Outlier

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Free Math Tutoring


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Free Textbook


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College Credits

General credits that often don’t transfer

College Credits

Credits count toward major and transfer to most schools (e.g. Harvard)


No refunds, regardless of final AP score


Full refund if you do the work but don’t pass*


In-person or Zoom


100% online and Zoom-free


1 high school teacher


Multiple world-class college instructors


Mandatory time and place


On-demand, anywhere


Full semester


7 or 14 week options


1 high-stakes half-day exam


College-style grading with quizzes, midterms, and shorter final exam

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High School Alumni

  • Derrick T.

    Derrick T.

    “Outlier let me knock out Calculus before I got to college, so my time and money were freed up for things I really wanted to explore.”

  • Ricardo T.

    Ricardo T.

    “Outlier’s way of teaching Calculus I is the same way your favorite teacher would explain hard concepts: making complex material easier to comprehend and applying it to real world situations so you truly understand its meaning.”

  • Valentina M.

    Valentina M.

    “My older siblings changed their majors twice each. With Outlier, I can test the waters from the comfort of my bedroom, before I even get to campus.”