NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we introduced Epic Free to give students free access to our library during remote learning. As of July 22, 2021, Epic Free users will be automatically transitioned to Epic Basic, through which they can get 1 free book a day, every day. Epic School will continue to be free to educators and their students and is available for use from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time, Monday-Friday.
Epic School, Epic Unlimited … what’s the difference?
Learn more about the differences between these products and how they can all fuel learning and daily reading habits for your students.
Love Epic School? Keep up the momentum with Epic Free & Epic Unlimited.
You’re probably familiar with Epic School. You might even use it to supercharge reading and learning in your class. That great progress doesn’t have to stop after class, because with Epic Free and Epic Unlimited, you can keep ‘em reading and exploring their favorite topics.
After-school reading with Epic Free.
Epic Free gives students access to a free home library, allowing students to read on our platform after school (after 4 pm local time). On Epic Free, students get two free hours of reading a week that can be used Mon-Fri or on weekends. And since Epic Free isn’t a 30-day free trial, families don’t need a credit card to sign up.
How do I send invites for Epic Free? It’s easy as 1-2-3.
- Using your desktop computer or laptop, open a web browser and log into your Epic School account.
- In your account dashboard, select “Invite Families” (see below).
3. Then just enter the parent email addresses, and your invitation will be on its way! You can also invite families via email from the class summary or your roster page. If you need more details or help, check out our FAQ page.
How is Epic Free different from Epic School?
Epic Free is designed to help boost students’ reading habits after school. Unlike Epic School, Epic Free allows parents or guardians to access a dashboard to track student progress, reading history and more. It also lets you assign books from the Epic Free library that students can read after school on their own or with their parents!
The Epic Free library is more limited than Epic School (for example, Epic Free doesn’t include learning videos or audiobooks), but it still includes thousands of books, including Read-To-Me books.
Epic Unlimited for endless exploration.
Epic Unlimited has all the amazing features and content of Epic Free and more (including videos and audiobooks!). Plus with an ever-growing library, unlimited reading time, progress tracking, and fun interactive tools like our Reading Buddy, Epic Unlimited helps parents and guardians unlock their kids’ full potential—with a limitless selection of 40,000 popular and educational books, videos and audiobooks.
And guess what? NOW for a limited time, families can get up to 50% off on a 12-month plan. This special holiday offer expires Dec. 6, 2020. The best part is, each purchase of Epic Unlimited helps keep Epic School’s high-quality library free for teachers and students.
For more details on the differences between our three products, take a look at our comparison chart below!
*For a limited time, families can get up to 50% off on a 12-month plan. This special holiday offer expires Dec. 6, 2020.
Please note: Epic’s experience is always evolving to improve our digital reading platform. There may be ongoing updates to the above chart as a result of changes to our library and features.