Intermediate Coding Bootcamp Admissions Process

A step-by-step guide for applying to our Intermediate Full-Time Coding Bootcamp.

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Overview & Timeline

From the day you decide to apply, to the first day of the bootcamp, our admissions process will take you somewhere between 2-4 months to complete.

It’ll be challenging, but rewarding – and once you’re in the bootcamp, you’ll know you’re among peers who are motivated and ready, just like you.

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How to Apply

Read through each admissions step to learn how you can get your career transformation started today.

This page contains admissions process information for our Intermediate Full-Time Coding Bootcamp only. For another option, learn about the admissions processes for our full-time beginner program.

If you’re still undecided on which program is right for you, read through our program comparison.

  1. Aptitude Test
  2. Submit Application
  3. Complete Basic Prep (Recommended)
  4. Technical Admissions Assessment 

Step 1: Aptitude Test

The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) is a proven, scientifically validated aptitude test that measures an individual’s ability to solve problems, digest and apply information, learn new skills, and think critically.

  • The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) (15 minutes)

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Step 2: Submit Application

Next, fill out your application, which takes around 10-20 minutes to complete. You’ll be asked questions about your background, coding experience, and professional goals.

Please note that our cohorts fill up quickly. Indicating a particular cohort start date on your application does not guarantee a seat in that cohort. Rather, your acceptance into the program means you can enroll in any cohort with available seats as long as that cohort begins within one year of your acceptance.

Step 3: Complete Basic Prep (Recommended)

Before you take the Technical Admission Assessment (TAA), we recommend that you complete our free self-paced Basic Prep course.

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Step 4: Technical Admissions Assessment

You’ll then complete your technical assessment, including:

Coding challenge: Unlimited Attempts

Determine how prepared you are for the Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA) and bootcamp with our coding challenge. If the coding challenge takes you a long time, or you struggle with portions, that can be a sign you may need to study a bit more before applying.

Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA): Take up to 3 times

After you successfully complete the coding challenge, you’ll book your TAA, which evaluates your JavaScript fundamentals and fluency, collaborative problem-solving, and basic coding knowledge.

To better understand the TAA, including what it covers, how to schedule it, and more, read through our FAQs.

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Info Session

Attend a Live Online Info Session

In our weekly 1-hour info sessions, we’ll walk you and other attendees through all the bootcamp details.

We’ll cover:

  • Curriculum
  • Teaching Approaches
  • Daily Schedule
  • Your Questions

Ready to Apply?

Here’s everything you’ll need to successfully navigate the admissions process and start the bootcamp ready to learn.

Attitude and approach

  • You’re excited to embark on a challenging and rewarding journey toward a new career.
  • You’re interested in becoming a software engineer and have researched what it means to be one.
  • You’re ready to work incredibly hard on an individual level and to collaborate with your classmates in ways that mirror professional environments.
  • You know when to ask for help, and you’re open to accepting it from your instructors, classmates, and career advisors.


  • You can attend all class sessions and commit to completing coursework on time.
  • You understand this course is live and online and will require a computer, a reliable WiFi connection, being on camera during class sessions, and a quiet place to work.
  • You’ve read through our tuition options and understand your best route forward.
  • You have a plan for how to cover living expenses while in the program.

After You’re Accepted to the Intermediate Coding Bootcamp

After you’ve passed the TAA, you’ll receive notice of your acceptance in your program of choice. Within 1-2 business days, you’ll receive your Student Enrollment Agreement.

Next, you’ll receive a program deposit invoice. In order to ensure your seat in the cohort of your choice, please submit your non-refundable $100 deposit within 3 days of receiving the invoice. (If you need to defer to a later cohort, please notify our enrollment team or the registrar.)

Prior to your start date, you’ll be required to complete the precourse curriculum, which will take you anywhere from 90-120 hours to complete. This content will be released around seven weeks prior to your target start date and will provide a strong foundation in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and more, which will prepare you for your upcoming intense and rewarding learning experience.

Students who aren’t financing their tuition can either submit full payment up front during the first week of class or split tuition into two payments. Please refer to your Enrollment Agreement for your particular payment schedule.

Have Questions?

Take a look through our Student Financing FAQs, or schedule a 1:1 call with one of our Enrollment Advisors, who are ready to take your questions and guide you through the admissions process.

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Complete your application in less than 20 minutes by answering a few questions about your background and professional goals.

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