How to Apply

  • Submit your Application for the Data Science Bootcamp at Galvanize.

    Submit Application
  • Galvanize asks you to complete your Technical Admissions Assessment

    Non-Technical Admissions Assessment
  • Begin Galvanize's Data Science Prep Program today

    Begin Prep
  • Complete your Data Science Coding Challenge or Pre-course Material

    Technical Admissions Assessments

Technical Preparation

Learn the fundamental skills needed to succeed in a software engineering bootcamp with our prep courses. Whether you’re comfortable preparing for a bootcamp on your own or thrive in a group setting with live instruction and a structured schedule, we’ve designed online prep courses to meet your needs and prepare you for a software engineering bootcamp.

Admissions Process Timeline

After submitting your initial application, you will complete two non-technical assessments, a coding challenge, and a Technical Admissions Assessment prior to admittance into our Software Engineering Immersive program. During the Technical Admissions Assessment, you’ll be asked to use functions in JavaScript to solve small problems. You may take the Technical Admissions Assessment up to three times. After this assessment, an Enrollment Advisor will relay next steps within three business days.

You can see upcoming bootcamp deadlines here:

Note that the some deadlines might be different for scholarship applicants and Premium Prep students.

Non-Technical Admissions Assessments

After you submit your application, you’ll be required to complete the following non-technical assessments:

  • The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) (15 minutes)
  • A quick typing test (1 minute)

The 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.

We chose the CCAT because it’s created by an unbiased third party and helps us learn about you in a unique way that’s not dependent on your previous jobs, careers, or level of education. Research shows that cognitive aptitude is one of the most accurate predictors of job success: twice as predictive as job interviews, three times as predictive as experience, and four times as predictive as education level.

Learn more about the CCAT and how to prepare for it here.

Technical Admissions Assessment

The TAA is an online assessment which Hack Reactor Software Engineering Immersive candidates are required to pass before being accepted into the program and beginning their precourse studies.

To book a TAA, in Galvanize Admissions Portal, you'll need to:

  1. Submit your initial application
  2. Complete a coding challenge
  3. Book your TAA session

To learn more about the TAA session, what to know before taking it, and sample problems for practice, please visit the link below.

Once You've Been Accepted

Your first 2-6 weeks

  • Submit Enrollment Once You've Been Accepted into our Software Engineering bootcamp

    Submit Enrollment
  • Begin your PreCourse Work for the Hack Reactor Software Engineering Immersive Bootcamp

    Begin Pre-Course Work
  • Complete your Data Science Coding Challenge or Pre-course Material

    Complete Precourse Work
  • Begin your Software Engineering or Data Science Coding Bootcamp at Galvanize

    Begin Bootcamp

What to Expect Once You are Accepted

Enrollment Agreement

One to two business days after receiving notice of your acceptance, you’ll receive a Student Enrollment Agreement. Your Enrollment Agreement is valid for seven days from receipt.

Program Deposit

After completing your enrollment agreement, you’ll receive a program deposit invoice. Submitting your deposit within three days of receiving this invoice will ensure your cohort seat. If you wish to defer to a later cohort, notify your admissions team or the registrar at least three weeks prior to your original start date.

Precourse Work

Prior to starting your immersive program, you’ll be required to complete the Precourse curriculum remotely. The Software Engineering Immersive Precourse curriculum takes 90-120 hours to complete. You will walk away with a strong foundation in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and more. This will prepare you for an incredibly intense learning experience.

Tuition Payments

Galvanize offers several tuition payment options, including scholarships, financing plans, and income share agreements. Students who do not finance their immersive program have two payment options:

  • Upfront during the first week of class.
  • Split into two payments.

(Refer to your Enrollment Agreement for exact payment dates and amounts)

Note: Software Engineering students in San Francisco will automatically have their tuition split into two payments.

Our Team

Our team is here to help ensure your success throughout the admissions process.

Heather Yerrid

Head of Prep


Our Prep team ensures that our Prep courses accurately prepare students with the key concepts needed to succeed in any software engineering bootcamp.

Brittany Fischer

Enrollment Operations Manager


Our Enrollment team ensures that our students have the resources and support they need to enroll into our programs.

Trisha Mortel

Enrollment Advisor


Our Enrollment team ensures that our students have the resources and support they need to enroll into our programs.

Hack Reactor Software Engineering Immersive

Galvanize is the top coding bootcamp in the industry for producing mid-to-advance level developers through Hack Reactor’s industry-tested curriculum. Learn more about the Hack Reactor Software Engineering Immersive today!

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