Auditing a 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, or college-credit, and will not be participating in exams.

Ideal Audit students are..

  • 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.

 

For-Credit vs. Audit Comparison

The experience of an audit student is very similar to that of a for-credit student, with a few key differences:

Access To... For-Credit Students Audit Students
Course Lectures Lifetime Lifetime
Active Learning Lifetime Lifetime
Discussion Community During Cohort During Cohort
Quizzes* During Cohort During Cohort
Exams* During Cohort None
Student Success Team During Cohort During Cohort
Earn College Credit Yes No

Quizzes and Exams are available during specific windows of time within each cohort. Refer to your Course Toolkit for more details.

The lifetime access includes:

  • Cinema-quality video lectures with engaging instructors from schools like Yale, NYU, Cornell, and MIT.
  • An immersive digital experience with interactive learning sets.
    Problem sets, practice exercises, and practice terms to help you master the material.


Purchasing an Audit Course

How Much is an Audit Course?

The cost to audit a course is the same, flat rate as the tuition for courses taken for credit ($400).

 

Enrolling in an Audit Course

Prospective Students
From the Outlier.org website, select the course you are interested in, complete the Student Goals Quiz, select AUDIT (No credit, unlimited access) and add the course to your cart!

Go to this article for a more in-depth step-by-step on how to enroll into a course.

 

Current Students

From the Student Dashboard, head to the three horizontal lines next to your email address and then click Catalog.

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Here, select the course you want to audit. On the page that follows, select Type: Audit (Ungraded). After choosing your desired duration and start date, click Add Course.

Go to this article for a more in-depth step-by-step on how to enroll into a course.

 

Switch from For-Credit to Audit

Students are eligible to switch from enrolled (for credit) to audit status if the drop deadline has not passed. 

Deadlines:

  • For 14 Week Standard Cohorts: 14 days after the course start date.
  • For 7 Week Intensive Cohorts: 7 days after the course start date.

For courses purchased BEFORE April 11, 2022: Submit an Audit Form (must be logged in to your Student Dashboard to access).

For courses purchased AFTER April 11, 2022:

  1. Go to the top right of your screen and click the Menu Bar (three horizontal lines next to your email address). Then, click Account.course_management.png
  2. On the left side of your Account page, click Course Management.
  3. Next to the course you wish to drop, click Manage Course.
  4. If your course is eligible to be dropped, you'll see the Drop button under "Available Options". Click Audit.transfer_drop_audit.png

Students may choose to switch from for-credit to audit at any point before 11:59 pm EST on this deadline.

 

Does not apply to Florida Polytechnic University or other partner institutions. Please refer to your course syllabus for details.

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