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Online Math Classes

The MIT Mathematics currently offers several online math courses through the edX platform. Right now, we have a series of 3 calculus courses equivalent to 18.01 on campus, and a series of 4 differential equations courses, equivalent to 18.03, and a course on the Laplace transform, which is equivalent to 18.031 on campus. Each courses is offered as a synchronous course with deadlines and support from TAs on the discussion forum.

Courses [Sort] Start Date [Sort]
18.01.1x Calculus 1A: Differentiation Jun 2 - Sep 1, 2021
18.01.2x Calculus 1B: Integration Sep 8 - Dec 22, 2021
18.01.3x Calculus 1C: Coordinate Systems & Infinite Series Feb 16 - May 18, 2022
18.02.1x Multivariable Calculus 1: Vectors and Derivatives Jul 14 - Oct 13, 2021
18.031x Introduction to Differential Equations Jun 2 - Sep 1, 2021
18.032x Differential Equations: 2x2 Systems Sep 15 - Nov 24, 2021
18.033x NxN systems Feb 17 - Apr 14, 2021
18.03Fx Fourier Apr 21 - Jun 9, 2021
18.03Lx Laplace Feb 19 - Aug 19, 2021


How much do these courses cost?

Answer: These courses are free. However, you can choose to pay between $50-100 to earn a verified certificate.

Do I get MIT credit?

Answer: No. You can earn a verified certificate, but you do not get an MIT transcript.

However, if you are admitted to MIT, completing the calculus series or differential equations series will prepare you for the on campus advanced standing exam. If you pass the advanced standing exam on campus, you will receive credit for these courses on your transcript.

Do I get credit at other universities?

Answer: Maybe someday. But not today.

If you take our calculus series, and you are a high school student, you can take the AP Calculus exam to prove that you have learned calculus to a degree required by most colleges and universities.

How can I share my success in an MIT math online course from edX?

Answer: If you choose to purchase a verified certificate, you can post your certificate on your LinkedIn profile.