Intro to Statistics

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  • College Credits

    Earn 3 transferable college credits

  • On Your Schedule

    Interactive with flexible time & pace

  • $400 Per Course

    Pay 80% less than traditional college

Course
overview

This Statistics course is a critical thinking class designed to help you see order in chaos. You’ll gain data analysis tools that help you better understand the world, and make better decisions.

Our 4 renowned instructors will guide you through building your statistical toolkit, and show how statistics are used to make inferences in a variety of real-world situations. 

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Brilliant
instructors

We’ve hand-selected 4 pedigreed instructors who are gifted communicators, each with a passion for teaching the tools of Statistics through a critical thinking lens.

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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. 

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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. 

Free tutoring is available for this course when you need it. And, if you do all the work but do not pass, we will offer a full refund*.

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Transferable credits from a top 60 school

Most schools accept credits transferred from University of Pittsburgh

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Traditional course Outlier Intro to Statistics

Cost per course

$2,400 on average

Cost per course

$400

Credits

Usually 3-4 credits from your school

Credits

Earn 3 credits from the University of Pittsburgh

Risk

Pay full price after the drop deadline

Risk

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

Format

In-person, Zoom, or pre-recorded lectures

Format

Immersive, interactive digital experience

Instructors

1 per class

Instructors

4 world-class instructors

Lectures

Specific time and place

Lectures

On-demand, anywhere

Exams

Specific hour

Exams

Flexible window

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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).

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What you’ll learn

This course covers all the basic Statistics principles and techniques you’ll need for college credit, plus:

  • The connection between doctorate degrees and cheese consumption

  • The effects of aging and gender on actors’ Hollywood careers

  • The best (or worst) places in America for cat and dog owners to live

  • The real chances of winning big next time you’re in Las Vegas

  • How to spot fake news and bad data

Frequently asked questions

  • $400 per course, for now. Our goal is to reduce the cost of college and reduce student debt, but there are many factors to consider as we plan for 2021 and beyond. TLDR: if you want the introductory price of $400, enroll asap!

  • Yes, you can be anywhere in the universe with wifi, a laptop or desktop computer (tablets, Chromebook and cell phones do not meet our requirements) and you'll be able to complete the course.

  • If you've put in the time and effort to do all the work for the 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 15-week courses, and 3 days from start for 7-week intensive courses). For more information on refunds please refer to our Refund Policy.

  • Tutoring sessions will be scheduled to maximize compatibility with students’ schedules and availability. Exams are each open to take for a set window of time (usually several days); however, all other course materials are available to you from the time the course opens through the end of the final exam window.

  • In order to avoid putting students solely at the mercy of cold, unfeeling robots, Outlier uses a hybrid approach to proctor exams, with both AI proctoring software and human review to ensure the academic integrity of our students while also avoiding false negatives. Our AI software only flags *possible* breaches of academic integrity. Then, the Outlier team reviews by hand each and every possible problem flagged by the software to make a determination. To learn more, read our Academic Integrity Policy. If you have further questions, the team at hello@outlier.org is always standing by to help.

  • Yes, we welcome international students from most countries, subject to certain limited restrictions under U.S. trade law.

  • Outlier is currently offering 1,000 scholarships for frontline workers who are staying on the job during the  COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients get a free Outlier course of their choice, redeemable until November 19, 2022 (two years from the scholarship’s launch). 

    This scholarship is available for the first 1,000 eligible applicants who complete a simple questionnaire and short video submission.

    Learn more here.

  • 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.

  • Early on in the process of designing Outlier, we found that many students use their laptops late at night, and don’t feel like staring into a lightbulb. Too much white in the background of videos and active learning would be fatiguing and unpleasant. We also think it’s pretty neat that we decided to do this before Apple shifted everything to dark mode.

  • Unlike delicious, calorie-free ice cream and most things that sound too good to be true, this is for real — $400 for 3 college credits that you can transfer to your school of choice. Our team has been working tirelessly to build a product that will make world-class education more equitable and more accessible, and change the way people define excellent education.

  • Yes, and it was hard. Our instructors did extraordinary things like set up their own cinematography equipment and converted garages into sets, all while staying safe and careful.

    A huge thanks to the team and our instructors for this massive effort. It shows how much we all care about making these courses.

  • 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. 

    Audit Path is ideal for: 

    -High school students who are looking to add sparkle to their college applications, or learn more about a subject, but wish to 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.

    Audit Path includes:

    -Lifetime access. Your course will never expire.

    -Access to all course materials (except midterms and final exams).

    -Access to our Student Success team to ensure you’re still reaching your learning goals.

    Audit Path makes you exempt from the following:

    -Quizzes (though Auditing students can still participate) 

    -Midterm finals/grade

    -Final exams/grade

    If Auditing sounds right for you, after registering for your course, simply email us at success@outlier.org and let us know you’d like to go the Audit path. Note: You must contact us with this request before the drop deadline for your course.