Our Veteran Prep course allows Veterans of the U.S. Military to study asynchronously using our Basic Prep course curriculum, with the additional benefit of optional live support. This free course can help you prepare for the Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA) that is required for our 12-week and 36-week programs. Register here.

About the Veteran Prep Course

How much does the Veteran Prep course cost?

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

How long is the Veteran Prep experience? And where does it take place?

Veteran Prep is offered for 4 weeks (Monday - Friday). The experience is 100% online and each session has a dedicated communication platform to interact with staff and peers while studying.

What is covered in Veteran Prep?

In the Veteran Prep course, you'll learn the JavaScript and computer science fundamentals you need to prepare for the TAA. This course covers basic functions, conditionals, iteration, traversing nested data structures, and more, plus some additional JavaScript fundamentals content.

What kind of support can I expect from Veteran Prep?

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 interactions as you navigate the bootcamp admissions process.

What is my time commitment?

We recommend students participate in 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 you're available. However, the time commitment is flexible, and students can attend or not based on their needs and availability.

Joining the Veteran Prep Program

I want to get started now. What should I learn before Day 1 of Veteran Prep?

After registering for Veteran Prep, you'll gain access to Hack Reactor’s 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 this additional content:

How do I know if I'm technically ready to start Veteran Prep?

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.

After Veteran Prep

Does completing Veteran Prep guarantee my spot in a Hack Reactor Software Engineering Bootcamp?

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

What happens if I do not pass the Technical Admissions Assessment?

If you do not pass the Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA), you will not move on to the Software Engineering Immersive 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 immersive. You have a maximum of 3 attempts at the TAA. After the third attempt, you must wait one year to try again.

What happens if I do not pass the Non-Technical Admissions Assessment?

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

If I don't complete Veteran Prep, will that prevent me from joining a bootcamp?

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 immersives. 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.