Veteran Prep Course

A free course to help Veterans prepare for our Intermediate Full-Time Coding Bootcamp admissions process.

The Next Veteran Prep Course

  • February 21, 2023 – March 24, 2023
  • 9:30 am – 2:00pm (PT)  M-F
  • This course is for U.S. Veterans only.

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After you register, you will be required to provide a screenshot of your DD214, your driver’s license with Veteran designations, or military ID to confirm your Veteran status.

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Questions about the Intermediate Coding Bootcamp?

Veteran Prep gets you ready for our Intermediate Coding Bootcamp admission process. Learn more about the bootcamp, and join us for an online info session, including live Q&A.

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Veteran Prep FAQs

Learn more about Veteran Prep, including what you’ll learn, how you’ll learn, and how it will prepare you for the Intermediate Coding Bootcamp admissions process.

This program is offered at no cost for Veterans of the U.S. Military. Verification will be required.

Veteran Prep is offered for 5 weeks (Monday-Friday). The experience is 100% online, and each session has a dedicated communication platform for Veterans to interact with staff and peers while studying.

In the Veteran Prep course, you’ll learn the JavaScript and computer science fundamentals you need to prepare for the TAA that’s required for the Intermediate Coding Bootcamp admissions process. This course covers basic functions, conditionals, iteration, traversing nested data structures, and more, plus some additional JavaScript fundamentals.

Technical support will be provided through a ticketing system you can utilize while working through our curriculum. Centralized communication is also available for more personalized interaction as you navigate the bootcamp admissions process.

In addition, our Program Manager of Veterans Benefits will lead live Q&A sessions for Veterans Prep students via Zoom to provide information and address any and all questions related to the use of your VA Benefits.

We recommend students leverage the live support available to them in order to reap its many benefits. Students are welcome to participate any time we’re online, for as long as they’re available. However, the time commitment is flexible, and students can attend or not based on their needs and availability.

After registering, you’ll gain access to our proprietary curriculum. If you’re a beginner, you should start working on “Module 0: Building Blocks Intro” content immediately. We also strongly recommend you read through the first four chapters of Eloquent JavaScript.

If you’re seriously committed to becoming a software engineer and want to develop your skills in preparation for a Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA), then you’re ready.

No. You must pass the Non-Technical Admissions Assessments, the Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA), and complete all precourse work by the deadline of your target cohort to successfully join. Read more about our admissions process here.

If you do not pass the Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA), you will not move on to the Intermediate Coding Bootcamp at that time. You’ll receive limited feedback from your enrollment officer on your performance with a recommended timeframe to wait to retest for the bootcamp. You have a maximum of 3 attempts at the TAA. After the third attempt, you must wait one year to try again.

If you don’t meet our required score on the assessment, you are permitted an opportunity to re-apply to the bootcamp in one year.

No. Technically, there is no such thing as “completion” of Veteran Prep.  This is not a course that you have to complete to qualify for acceptance into our program. This is a preparatory experience that includes live support during dedicated hours while you prepare yourself for your Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA).

Students get access to support while working through our curriculum and have the option to complete whatever modules they choose and prepare how they see fit.  We highly recommend completing modules 0 through 3 of the curriculum before attempting the Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA), as that represents the content you can expect to see on the TAA.