Try College Program

Take a college course at Campus at no tuition cost in our Try College program.

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about campus

Campus is an accredited college on a mission to maximize access to world-class education.

We're making our online courses available, for college credit, for high school students and recent graduates at no tuition cost as part of our Try College program.

Why enroll in the Campus Try College program?

Renowned professors

Learn from empathetic and enthusiastic instructors with experience teaching at top colleges and universities

Live classes

Receive personal attention from professors and TAs during live classes and office hours

Free college course

Students enrolling in our program will be able to take a college course at absolutely no cost

Earn college credit

Reduce the cost of tuition and the time to graduate by earning college credit as a high school student or recent graduate

Unlimited math and writing tutoring

Students have 24/7 access to tutoring in these areas at no additional cost

Personal success coach

Communicate with a personal success coach who will serve as an advisor and confidant

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“Everyone deserves to learn with teachers who respect and care for them, and to learn about things that have meaning and value to them. That's Campus.”

“I’ve never had this many great professors all at one time. They're all eager to teach us. They all love their jobs, they all love what they teach, and they all want us to succeed.”


Introduction to Business

11 weeks

Introduction to Business

Delve into various forms of business ownership, functions, and roles.

Meets twice per week

Principles of Marketing

11 weeks

Principles of Marketing

Learn the basics of marketing and current theory on consumer decision-making.

Meets twice per week

Principles of Microeconomics

11 weeks

Principles of Microeconomics

Understand the role of economics in business and in public and private decision-making.

Meets twice per week

English Composition

11 weeks

English Composition

Develop and organize expository prose with short and long composition writing.

Meets twice per week


Learn more about our professors

Todd Fitch
Todd Fitch
UC Berkeley
Theresa Walsh
Theresa Walsh
UC Davis
Dan Goldsmith
Dan Goldsmith
Deniz Baglan

Application process

Requirements to apply

To be eligible for admissions, students must:

  • Be in their third or fourth year of high school and be at least age 15 by the start of classes, OR be a recent high school graduate (having graduated no earlier than June 2023)
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Be able to commit a minimum of 7-10 hours per week (including class time)


Complete the online application. No fee or standardized test scores required.

Attend an info session

Once you apply and are admitted, you'll be invited to an info session that gives you a rundown of the program.

If you plan to enroll, the info session is mandatory. Click on an info session below to RSVP.

  1. Thursday 5/23, 6pm ET
  2. Tuesday 5/28, 5pm ET
  3. Tuesday 6/4, Noon ET
  4. Thursday 6/13, 3pm ET
  5. Tuesday 6/18, 6pm ET
  6. Monday 6/24, 7pm ET
  7. Wednesday 6/26, 6pm ET

Sign enrollment documents

Students must sign the program enrollment agreement, which will be provided via email and can be signed with an electronic signature. A parent or guardian signature is required for students under 18.

Register for courses

Students can then reserve a spot in an upcoming available course.

Attend orientation

Students will get an introduction to the program, including how to navigate the student platform and opportunities to meet program staff and fellow classmates.

Key dates and deadlines

Before classes
  • Application deadline: June 28, 2024
  • Enrollment deadline: July 2, 2024
  • Student orientation:
    Week of July 8, 2024
First day of term
  • Classes start: July 15, 2024
  • Add/drop deadline: August 23, 2024
  • Final exam week:
    September 23, 2024 - September 26, 2024

Interested in the program?

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No tuition will be charged for students enrolled in any course under the Try College program.

Course materials

All textbooks and other required course materials are free to access and readily available online.

Student experience