About the Course

Differential Equations (NCAA Approved)

  • All Grades
  • CTY-Level
  • Session-Based

Become a Johns Hopkins student as you cover the entire syllabus from the university’s Differential Equations class in this college-level course that includes several additional topics.

We’ll reinforce learning through interactive online materials, homework, quizzes, and exams as your instructor guides you and your classmates through problem-solving forums and synchronous virtual class meetings.

You’ll be expected to watch videos and study your notes regularly in preparation for graded assessments and free-response sessions with your peers. Instructors are also available for one-on-one review sessions and extra support as you move through the challenging curriculum.

Meeting times: After the course begins, class meeting times will be set to match students' availability.

Time Commitment: 6-9 hours per week (1 hour class time, 1 hour optional meeting, 5-7 hours independent work).

Important Dates
Registration for Winter Session Closes


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Testing and Prerequisites

  Math Verbal
Required Level CTY-Level Not required
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Course Prerequisites

Differential Equations (NCAA Approved) requires:

1 prerequisite

Successful completion of Linear Algebra or Multivariable Calculus or equivalent (completion of both courses preferred)

Cost and Financial Aid

  • Tuition
    • Varies
  • Application fee
    • Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
    • Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)
Financial Aid is available

We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.

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Course Materials

Please acquire all course materials by the course start date. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact ctyinfo@jhu.edu.

Book Title: Elementary Differential Equations, 10th edition
Author: Boyce and DiPrima
ISBN-10: 0470458321
ISBN-13: 978-0470458327

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Earning School Credit

NCAA Approved

Recommended school credit: One academic year

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Technical Requirements

This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.

This course uses an online virtual classroom which can be used for instructor-student communication if the student has any questions about the course or curriculum. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch any recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.

Terms & Conditions

Students may interact in CTY online classrooms and meetings that include peers, instructors, and occasional special guests.

Courses may include videos from the web. Recommendations or links at the end of videos are provided by the video host and are not CTY recommendations. 

Virtual class meetings may be recorded for students to review.

After a student completes a course, their projects may be used to illustrate work for future students. 

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