Forging Your Student Path at Outlier

There are many options to choose from when becoming a student at Outlier! Read this article to learn about the paths and options you can take.


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To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit the article: What is Golden Gate University Degrees+ powered by Outlier?


Individual Courses

Outlier also offers individual courses you can take for the most cost-effective price around! Learn about your options if you plan to take one, two, or even all of them.


Audit: taking courses for no credit

As an audit student, you can enroll in any course at any time and go through it at your own pace.

You have access to the learning materials forever, and since you are not taking the course for credit, you don’t have to worry about taking graded assessments (unless you want to!)

Head to this article for more information on becoming an Audit Student.


For-Credit: taking courses for 3 or 4 credits

For-credit students will be taking the course for transferable credits that will apply to their college degree at another institution. You will follow a set time frame to complete their course, submit assignments, complete quizzes, and take exams.

Head to this article to see if you are eligible to be a for-credit student, and then go to this article to learn more about our transfer credits.


14-Week vs. 7-Week Time Frame

When becoming a for-credit student, you will have the option to choose your course time frame.

You can choose from the standard 14-week or accelerated 7-week time frame.

Head to this article to learn more about these time commitments and management.



An Outlier certificate is a specific course sequence designed to put you on the right track to achieve your academic or career goals.

The courses you complete to earn a certificate will earn you transferable college credits. However, our Certificates of Completion are granted solely by Outlier and aren’t currently accredited.

Head to this article to learn more about our certificates.

Ready to enroll in your first Outlier course, certificate, or degree program?

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