Precalculus

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

Course cost

$400

$2400

Monthly payment option available

Pay upfront, or use Klarna to pay over 18 months with 0% interest. Outlier is proud to cover student interest fees.

*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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  • College Credits

  • Fun + Flexible

  • Affordable

Course
Overview

After taking Precalculus with Outlier, you’ll never look at numbers the same way again.

This groundbreaking, cinematic course (from the co-founder of MasterClass) is the perfect gateway to math’s more advanced realms, whether you’re fulfilling a pre-req, getting ready for post-secondary math courses, or just need a refresher before diving into the deep end of Calculus.

Regardless of your reason, our passionate instructors will take you on a riveting ride that is sure to leave you with both a mastery of math’s building blocks and a profound new appreciation for an age-old discipline.

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Brilliant
Instructors

Outlier’s Precalculus course is taught by Kelsey Houston-Edwards, a charismatic instructor who’s renowned for her ability to clearly communicate complicated concepts, including for shows like PBS' Infinite Series.

Our guest lecturer, Po-Shen Loh, is a popular math YouTuber and professor at Carnegie-Mellon who has a knack for connecting math with everyday life in the most unexpected ways.

Hand-picked from dozens of candidates, we selected them for their passion for numbers, and their uncanny ability to bring big mathematical concepts to life.

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How It
Works

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

Enjoy movie-quality video lectures, and enhance your learning with beautiful active learning materials.

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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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*.

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Transferable credits from a top 60 school

Most schools accept credits transferred from University of Pittsburgh

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Give $75, Get $75.

School is better with friends. You get $75 off. They get $75 off. (Study buddies for the win.)

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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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Traditional course Outlier Precalculus

Cost Per Course

$2400 on average

Cost Per Course

$400 with monthly payment option Pay upfront, or use Klarna to pay over 18 months with 0% interest. Outlier is proud to cover student interest fees.

*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.

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 but don't pass

Format

In-person or Zoom

Format

Interactive and 100% online (Zoom-free)

Free Tutoring

No

Free Tutoring

Yes

Lectures

Specific time and place

Lectures

On demand, anywhere

Exams

Specific hour

Exams

Flexible window

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Quality education. Now more affordable than ever.

Outliers can now make low monthly payments with 0% interest. Pay upfront, or use Klarna to pay over 18 months with 0% interest. Outlier is proud to cover student interest fees.

*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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What you’ll learn

This course covers all the basic Precalculus principles you’ll need for college credit (and then some—see the syllabus for a complete list), plus:

  • How to escape the atmosphere using ancient Babylonian math

  • How to make graphs with the world's most famous plumber

  • How the Order of Operations can save you on social media

  • How a record player can teach you sine and cosine

  • The secret math of Whisper Chambers

Frequently 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.

  • Exams and writing assignments (when applicable) are each open to take for a set window of time (usually several days).

  • If you have a request for reasonable disability accommodations, contact success@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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