Okay, you're ready to take the leap and apply to Code Fellows! We are excited to be on this journey with you and are here to help you every step of the way. If you get stuck or have questions at any point in the process, get in touch.
To make submitting your application as straightforward as possible, we've written up this guide that explains each phase of the process. We've also included some tips on how to prepare for and ace the interviews and entrance test.
To find out which course is right for your experience level, check out the topics and prerequisites for each of our courses. Whether you are looking to begin a career in software development, computer operations, or cybersecurity we have courses designed to let you begin at the appropriate skill level.
Once you've picked which option fits your goals, here are the steps you'll go through for the application and enrollment process:
If you're ready to submit your application for a course, let us know! In your message, please include the:
We usually respond within an hour, with a link for you to set up a phone call with an Admissions Advisor. This link will include a few questions to help us get a better understanding of your experience and goals. Once you hit submit, your phone call will be booked with the Admissions Advisor who will call you at your preferred time and date.
The initial phone interview is a 15-30 minute conversation where you can learn more about the courses we offer. During this time, we also get a better idea of your goals and help you figure out how to reach them.
For the phone interview, be prepared to discuss:
If you’re applying to a 201 course, you’ll have the option to either test-in to 201 or join us for a 102 prep course in a structured classroom setting.
Regardless of which method you choose, both will conclude with an entrance test designed to test for comprehension. During your phone interview your Admissions Advisor will discuss all relevant timelines as it pertains to your entrance test due date.
This is the end of the 201 application process. At this point, we’ll review your submitted evaluation and let you know if you are accepted into the course. If you aren’t quite ready for the course you've selected, we will help place you in the course that best matches your skill level, or tell you what you need to do to get to your desired course level.
If you are applying to a 301 course you will need to either pass the entrance exam for this course or successfully complete the 201 course that precedes this course.
If you are testing directly into a 401 course, the final step is a technical interview. At this point, you'll get a chance to explain the code you submitted. You may also be quizzed on the stack you're applying to and your skillset to make sure that you’re ready for the intensity and advanced level of the course ahead.
Please bring your laptop for this interview, and be prepared to explain your process in solving problems and make changes to your code based on your interviewer's suggestions. You may also be asked about your long-term goals, any other programming languages you have experience with, and your familiarity with computer science terms and concepts. If you aren’t local, your interview can be completed over Zoom.
Going through the application process is completely commitment-free, so if at any point in the process you decide that this isn't the right path for you, just let us know.
101 Courses: If you're ready to take a 101 course, you can sign up directly for a date and location that works for you. No application necessary!
Spots go fast, and your seat is saved as soon as you register.
102, 201, 301 & 401: Your seat is saved in these courses when you’ve received your acceptance email, signed your contract, and paid your deposit. Insider tip: Apply at least two months in advance. This not only gives you time to go through the complete application and interview process, but also allows time to plan finances, complete the prework, and arrange your work schedule before the start of class.
For all 102, 201, 301, and 401 courses, your spot is saved when you sign your contract and pay your deposit. Don’t delay once you have the acceptance email (virtually) in hand!
If you are currently enrolled in a course (or are a previous student) and would like to continue on through the program, please send us your preferred course, start date, track (Daytime or Nights & Weekends), and city. Direct enrollment depends on the capacity and successful completion of the previous course.
If you're paying for a course out of pocket, would like to talk to an Admissions Advisor about other payment options, or have any other questions about scholarships, financing, or student loans, please let us know.
Ready to apply? Get in touch! We’ll connect you with an Admissions Advisor to help you through the application process.
Still have questions about the admissions process? Contact us!