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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.

Upcoming Courses Date
Differential Equations: 2x2 Systems October 2017
Calculus 1B: Integration October 2017
Linear Algebra and Systems of Differential Equations February 2018
Calculus 1C: Coordinate systems and infinite series March 2018
Calculus 1A: Differentiation June 2018
Fourier Series and Solving ODEs and PDEs June 2018
Previous courses Last run
Introduction to Differential Equations January 2017 (rerun date TBA)
Transfer Functions and the Laplace Transform June 2017 (rerun date TBA)


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.