Admissions FAQ

Application Steps

After you submit your application there are three additional steps in the process, beginning with the technical exercise. After you return your technical exercise, the interviews will occur over the next 1-2 weeks. Please be aware that we have a large volume of applications and a limited number of interview slots. It is very helpful if you are flexible with scheduling and commit to attending your scheduled interview appointment.

1. Technical Exercise: This exercise is meant to assess your current knowledge. Whether you know a little or a lot, that’s OK! This is your chance to show us that you have the drive to tackle tricky problems and come up with workable solutions. Plan to complete this in the week after you apply. Let us know if you need more time. Your admissions advisor will send you a link within the next day or two.
2. First Interview: Personal Interview: Once your technical exercise has been evaluated, you will receive an invitation for a phone conversation. This initial interview is intended to gauge your overall fit for the program and is a great time to ask any questions you may have about Galvanize.
3. Second Interview: Applicants who chose to move forward in the process will be advised of the last steps based on their chosen path!

Remember, this is an interview for a school, not a job! During the interviews, we encourage you to talk through your thought process and ask questions. Tell the interviewer when you are stuck. We are interested as much in how you learn and communicate, as what you can do on your own.

Info Sessions

To learn more about our Data Science and Web Development, Full-Time Immersive programs and what each Galvanize campus has to offer, we strongly encourage you to attend one of our information sessions on campus.

Data Science Info Sessions
Web Development Info Sessions

Financing Your Galvanize Education

We understand that many students require tuition assistance to attend Galvanize programs. In order to serve these needs, Galvanize has partnered with Skills Fund and Climb Credit to offer financing to fit the needs of most of our students. Please explore financing options early, and confirm that you are eligible to apply for financing at one of these partners. If you apply for a loan, your application will be processed only when you are accepted to the program. Some loan programs can even lend money to help cover living and housing expenses.

We also offer a range of scholarships focused on diversity to help underrepresented minorities gain access to a career in technology. To apply for a scholarship, you must first be admitted to an Immersive course. Start your Web Development or Data Science application, or learn more from a Program Advisor. The scholarship deadline is 3 weeks before the course start date and scholarship announcements are made 2 weeks prior to course start. If you have not been accepted into to the program by the scholarship deadline, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed.

International Students

If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, we are limited in what we can offer in terms of financing options and career services. Please read our International Student FAQ carefully.

Upon Acceptance into the program

If you are accepted into the program, there are several important pieces of information to know. You should review the program catalog, which can be found at

Enrollment Agreement and Tuition Payments

Our Registrar and Bursar, Lydia Combest, will be sending you an enrollment agreement via DocuSign upon acceptance. Once signed, you will be sent a form electronically to pay the $1,500 deposit to secure your spot in the class.

There will be three options to pay your remaining tuition balance:

  • Upfront, during the first week of class
  • Split into two equal payments. If you prefer this option, you should reach out to Lydia AFTER you are accepted.
  • Through a lending partner

Please Note: Students in the Web Development Program in San Francisco will automatically have their tuition split into two payments.

Lydia will be available to answer any questions about financing after you receive your enrollment agreement.

Evidence of Ability to complete Post-Secondary Coursework

We are required by the states in which we operate to ensure we only admit students who can complete post-secondary coursework. You will need to submit proof of a high school diploma or higher if you are accepted into the course. We will collect this electronically beginning approximately 1 month before the course start date. For more information please see our FAQs.

Week 0 Curriculum

For Students Enrolled in the Data Science Immersive program, we offer an additional in-person workshop focused on Python during the week before the class officially starts. This is a full-time workshop available at no charge for any student who is enrolled in the next cohort. Your Admissions Advisor will provide more information about eligibility and attendance - please be sure to RSVP if you would like to attend.

If you are very close to the admittance standards for Python, but we feel you would benefit from more practice, we may ask you to confirm you can attend Week 0 before scheduling your second interview.

Pre-Course Curriculum

If you are accepted and choose to enroll in the course, there is required coursework to complete before Day 1. This will take about 20-40 hours to complete, and is fully online. We recommend that you plan to complete the admissions process no less than 3 weeks prior to the class starting, and you pay your deposit no less than 2 weeks prior to the class start date. Remember, the interview process will take 1-2 weeks after completing your take home assignment.

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