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App Academy

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Founded in 2012, App Academy is a software engineering bootcamp that offers courses both online and on campus in San Francisco and New York City. App Academy is a world-renowned coding bootcamp that has placed over 4,000 alumni in Software Engineering roles at over 2,000 companies. App Academy offers programs that fit every learning style, including a Campus Software Engineering Program (16 weeks), a Full-Time Online Software Engineering Program (24 weeks), and a Part-Time Online Software Engineering Program (52 weeks).

App Academy's flagship course, the Campus Software Engineering Program, is 16 weeks long. The San Francisco Campus Program features a Hybrid schedule (2 days on campus and 3 days remote), while our New York Campus Program offers an In-Person schedule (2 days on campus). Designed by industry professionals, App Academy's comprehensive full-stack curriculum covers Ruby on Rails, JS, HTML/CSS, React/Redux, SQL, data structures, and algorithms. Simulating the collaborative work environments in the tech industry, students will participate in paired programming with their classmates and develop web applications from the ground up. These projects will get compiled into a Github portfolio and serve as their resume to employers. Upon graduation, students will work with a dedicated career coach who will guide them through the entirety of their job search.

For students who prefer remote learning, App Academy offers an Online Software Engineering Program. The full-stack curriculum covers SQL, JS, Python, HTML, and CSS, in addition to state-of-the-art tools and web frameworks like ReactJS, Express, Flask, and SQL Alchemy.  Working in a dynamic team environment, students will build complex web applications that will form the foundation of their portfolio. 

For students who need more time to discover whether software engineering is for them, App Academy offers Bootcamp Prep courses and access to an entirely free Bootcamp curriculum through the App Academy Open platform.

Anyone interested in applying to App Academy is encouraged to contact the Admissions Team by scheduling a call or by emailing admissions@appacademy.io.

App Academy’s goal is to ensure students not only land a full-time SWE role, but also advance in their careers for years to come. Job search support ranges from mock technical/non-technical interviews and resume reviews, to connecting grads with App Academy's vast employer network.  Upon graduation, career coaches will guide students through their entire job search, from mock interviews to salary negotiation. From there, App Academy's partnerships team connects graduates with some of the most prestigious tech companies in the industry.

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  • 16-Week Campus Software Engineering Program

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$17,000
    Class size30
    LocationSan Francisco, New York City
    In our flagship 16-Week Campus Software Engineering Program (San Francisco/New York), you'll learn all the skills needed to land a job as a full-time Software Engineer. Through a comprehensive fullstack curriculum, we train you to build web applications with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, React/Redux, SQL, and HTML/CSS. To help you tackle interviews after you graduate, data structures and algorithms are also taught throughout the course. Prior programming experience isn't required. In fact, a majority of our grads are career changers. You just need tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff! Students at our SF campus enjoy a hybrid class experience, with two days a week on campus and three days a week online, while students in our NY program attend class five days a week on campus. The first two weeks are spent fully online for both of our Campus programs. Upon graduation, students work 1:1 with a career coach who will guide them through their entire job search from start to finish. Career coach job search support ranges from mock technical/non-technical interviews and resume reviews, to connecting grads with App Academy's vast 2,000+ employer network. After all, we want to ensure students not only land a full-time SWE role, but also advance in their careers for years to come. Course Hours: NY: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST SF: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. PST Admissions Process: (1) Submit an application (~10 minutes) (2) Logic/typing test (~25 minutes) - 2 chances to pass (3) Coding test (~10-60 minutes, 3 questions - prep materials provided by a/A. Three chances to pass (4) Tech interview with an a/A alum (~45 minutes, 2 chances to pass) (5) Non-Tech interview (~25 minutes, 2 chances to pass) (6) Admissions Decision (7) Enrollment
    Financing
    Deposit$3k deposit required for the deferred tuition option
    Financing
    Climb Credit - Lending partner that can finance up to 14k of the upfront tuition plan
    Facebook Access Scholarship - Women and minorities in tech residing in San Jose, CA
    Tuition Plans$17,000 Upfront Plan $23,000 Hybrid Plan ($9k upfront, $14k deferred) $28,000 Deferred Plan ($3k upfront, $25k deferred)
    Refund / GuaranteeStudent refunded only if they can't find a job within 21 months of graduating from the program.
    ScholarshipFacebook Access Scholarship (all remaining scholarship available to San Jose, CA residents only): https://www.appacademy.io/access-scholarship Deposit Assistance Program (DAP) - Application available upon acceptance.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo experience required
    Prep WorkProvided by App Academy during the admissions process
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • 24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$20,000
    Class size100
    LocationOnline
    Over 24 weeks, you'll learn all the skills needed to land a job as a full-time Software Engineer. Through a comprehensive full-stack curriculum widely sought after by employers, we train you to build web applications with Python, JavaScript, React/Redux, SQL, and HTML/CSS. To help you tackle the job interviews after graduation, data structures & algorithms are taught throughout the course. Prior programming experience isn't required. In fact, a majority of our grads are career changers. You just need lots of tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff! Upon graduation, students work 1:1 with a career coach who will guide them through their entire job search from start to finish. Career coach job search support ranges from mock technical/non-technical interviews and resume reviews, to connecting grads with App Academy's vast 2,000+ employer network. After all, we want to ensure students not only land a full-time SWE role, but also advance in their careers for years to come. Please note: We are unable to accept applications from New York residents at this time into the online part-time program. However, NY residents are eligible for our Campus Software Engineering Program (SF/NY). Course hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST (full-time) Admissions Process (Takes ~2-4 weeks): (1) Submit an application (~10 minutes) (2) Logic/typing test (~25 minutes) (3) Non-Technical interview with an a/A alum (25 minutes) - 2 chances to pass (4) Technical Challenges - HTML/CSS, Git, Boolean logic - 3 project based assessments - Multiple chances to pass (5) Acceptance (payment plan and cohort selected) (6) Enrollment
    Financing
    Deposit$0
    Financing
    Available through Climb Credit
    Facebook Access Scholarship - Women and minorities in tech residing in San Jose, CA
    Tuition Plans- ISA: $0 Upfront. 15% for 3 years with a maximum of $31,000, only after you're hired making over $50,000 - Upfront: $20,000
    Refund / GuaranteeGuaranteed job under ISA tuition option.
    Scholarship$5,000 Facebook Access Scholarship: https://www.appacademy.io/access-scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo programming experience required
    Prep WorkProvided by App Academy during the admissions process.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • 52-Week Online Part-Time Software Engineering Program

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$22,000
    Class size50
    LocationOnline
    Over 52 weeks, you'll learn all the skills needed to land a job as a full-time Software Engineer. Through a comprehensive full-stack curriculum widely sought after by employers, we train you to build web applications with Python, JavaScript, React/Redux, SQL, and HTML/CSS. To help you tackle job interviews after graduation, data structures & algorithms are taught throughout the course. Prior programming experience isn't required. In fact, a majority of our grads are career changers. You just need lots of tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff! Upon graduation, students work 1:1 with a career coach who will guide them through their entire job search from start to finish. Career coach job search support ranges from mock technical/non-technical interviews and resume reviews, to connecting grads with App Academy's vast 2,000+ employer partnership network. After all, we want to ensure students not only land a full-time SWE role, but also advance in their careers for years to come. Please note: We are unable to accept applications from New York residents at this time into the online part-time program. However, NY residents are eligible for our Campus Software Engineering Program (SF/NY). Course Hours: EST: Monday - Thursday, 6-9 p.m. EST, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST PST: Monday - Thursday, 7-10 p.m. PST, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST Admissions Process (Takes ~2-4 weeks): (1) Submit an application (~10 minutes) (2) Logic/typing test (~25 minutes) (3) Non-Technical interview with an a/A alum (25 minutes) - 2 chances to pass (4) Technical Challenges - HTML/CSS, Git, Boolean logic - 3 project based assessments - Multiple chances to pass (5) Acceptance (payment plan and cohort selected) (6) Enrollment
    Financing
    Deposit3k deposit for the deferred tuition option
    Financing
    Climb Credit - Climb can finance up to 19k for the upfront plan
    Facebook Access Scholarship - Women and minorities in tech residing in San Jose, CA


    Tuition PlansDeferred Tuition Plan: 3k deposit upfront, rest of the payment is $33,000 due only after placement Upfront option: 22k upfront
    Refund / GuaranteeGuaranteed placement under the Deferred tuition option.
    Scholarship$5,000 Facebook Access Scholarship: https://www.appacademy.io/access-scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo experience required
    Prep WorkApp Academy provides all prep work materials during the admissions process.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • App Academy Open

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$0
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    With App Academy Open, you’ll get access to App Academy’s entire online full-stack curriculum for free. You can work through the curriculum at your own pace. We recommend App Academy Open for those who: - Need more time to discover whether software engineering is for them - Cannot make the days/hours required for any of our programs work within their schedules
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Bootcamp Prep

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    HTML, JavaScript, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,999
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco, New York City
    Bootcamp Prep is a 4 week, part-time course, designed to get you accepted to the most selective coding schools. If you’re not accepted to a bootcamp from our top coding bootcamps list within 10 weeks after you finish the course, we’ll give you your money back. The bootcamps on our top coding bootcamps list include: App Academy, Hack Reactor, Fullstack Academy, Flatiron School, Bloom Institute of Technology (formerly Lambda School), and Rithm School. The program will teach you up to an advanced level of JavaScript. Upon graduation, students will receive 2 mock technical interviews at no extra cost. These mock technical interviews will help prepare you for acceptance into one of our immersive programs. Students should consider bootcamp prep if they have attempted to apply to one of our immersive programs but struggled through the free prep materials given during the admissions process. Course hours: NY: Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. EST SF: Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. PST
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Refund / GuaranteeYour full Bootcamp Prep tuition will be subtracted from your initial deposit if accepted into App Academy's full time program under the deferred payment plan.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Bootcamp Prep Online

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    HTML, JavaScript
    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,795
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Bootcamp Prep is a work at your own pace, 10-week version of the prep live course, designed to get you accepted to the most selective coding schools. If you’re not accepted to a bootcamp from our top coding bootcamps list within 10 weeks from graduation, we’ll give you your money back. The bootcamps on our top coding bootcamps list include: App Academy, Hack Reactor, Fullstack Academy, Flatiron School, Bloom Institute of Technology (formerly Lambda School), and Rithm School. The program will teach you up to an advanced level of JavaScript. Upon graduation, students will receive 2 mock technical interviews at no extra cost. These mock technical interviews will help prepare you for acceptance into one of our immersive programs. Students should consider bootcamp prep if they have attempted to apply to one of our immersive programs but struggled through the free prep materials given during the admissions process. Course hours: Work at your own pace, required to finish within 10 weeks from enrollment.
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Tuition PlansStandard: $995 Plus: $1795 Premium: $3795
    Refund / GuaranteeMoney back guarantee if you aren't accepted into a top coding bootcamp
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo experience required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Amazing experience
    - 11/19/2016
    Melissa • Student
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    After going through App Academy, I am so glad that I made the decision to quit my job to enroll.  Yes, it is an intense experience, and there are some stressful moments, but if you're serious about learning how to program and build full-stack websites, I wouldn't recommend anything else.

    The program is very structured for the first 9 weeks, and everything is fully laid out for you - you know exactly what you're supposed to do every day of every week, and how long it's expected to take. The structure was really helpful for me so I knew whether or not I was falling behind, and I knew what was expected of me. There are assessments to test your knowledge, which are probably the most stressful part of the program, but you'll be fine if you study the material and do the practice tests. App Academy doesn't want you to fail, they do what they can to let you know what type of material they're going to test on.

    In all, it's incredible to look back on my experience and remember how little I knew before I started and how far I've come since then. I had zero quantitative/technical background and was working in Sales beforehand, but I've been able to learn super technical concepts and apply them in my projects. I've learned much more than I have ever learned in my life, and it feels awesome.  Go to App Academy!

  • Cindy • Student
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    Pros:

    - everyone is super helpful. The staff love to help and your peers all come in at different levels so there's always plenty of people to ask for help

    - the course is project based so everything you learn is practical

     

    Cons:

    - it's a marathon so don't fall behind. There's no time to play catch up

    - the assessment structure is very stressful if you fail one so study hard

  • Everything you need
    - 11/19/2016
    Humza Baig • Student
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    As someone who hasn't yet graduated college, I was afraid a coding bootcamp wouldn't be as good as going to a university. Boy, was I wrong. It was everything, but easy. On day 1, we hit the ground running! You're always motivated to work really hard because the material is fun. All of the instructors and TAs genuinely care, and will sit with you for hours to solve even the tiniest bug. The curriculum is very complete and you are able to create complete web applications by the end of the course. If you are considering coding bootcamps, or want to transition into the industry, I highly recommend App Academy.


    If you have any specific questions about the program, feel free to contact me! 

    email: humza.baig2009@gmail.com

  • Jay • Student
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    If you're looking to start a web development career, look no further! App Academy is one of the top software engineering schools in the Bay Area, with a < 3% acceptance rate. It is extremely intense, so be prepared to go into a cave during your time at App Academy, but it is definitely worth it!

  • Pak • Web Developer • Graduate
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    App Academy promises a lot: 12 Weeks, Software Developer, $110K Average Salary. 

    It sounds unbelievable, and it kind of is. It's unbelievable that after 12 weeks, you can have a mediocre knowledge of programming and actually create functional websites. It's also unbelievable that you'll be immersed in programming for 70-90 hours a week.

    You'll be surrounded by intelligent peers that want the same things you do, along with an incredible support staff that matches instructors at the top-level of education.

    The scale of everything is unbelievable, but if you're willing to take the plunge, you'll wonder why you didn't commit earlier.

  • Tough, but worth it
    - 11/18/2016
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    Background: A former teacher/political science graduate who decided to become a programmer last year.

    Application: I applied to App Academy in December 2015, and started attending in August of 2016. I was invited to do the Jumpstart program, which is a two week instensive where they try to help you get into the program, while teaching you fundamentals of programming (Jumpstart has its own mini curriculum). 

    Thoughts on the program: App Academy doesn't have a lot of flair, the facilities are fairly bair bone, which for me is a plus. Attending a bootcamp with a beer tap, or 7 ply toilet paper, means that someone (you) has to pay for it. 

    The instructional staff are all former students who aced the course (there are 6 assessments) and were rated well by their peers. This means they tend to be very helpful, but they aren't perfect. That overall adds positively to the ambiance, since working with someone who may not know exactly how to solve your problems means you can follow their debugging process while they solve your problem.

    Overall, the program is really intense. I haven't spoken with most of my friends for over an hour during the course of the program, and I have killed all of my hobbies. I was not a programmer before, and this meant I had to push myself much harder than those who had backgrounds which lends them more to programming. The program is not perfect, but honestly, what is? The program is free, except for the 5,000 debosit you need to pay upfront. There is a strike system, and an assessment system so it is possible to fail out(semi-common) or strike out(extremely uncommon-unless you suck as a human).

    If you can push yourself this hard, and you enjoy programming, then this is the program for you. It's no frills, the people and instructors are awesome, and overall it is enjoyable, if a bit intense.

  • Gabriel Lewis • Student
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    App Academy is an incredible way to jump into technology industry. If you have the ability to get in and want to become a developer, you should apply.

    After two months of hard work I can say I am a Web Developer. I’m proud of the work that me and my classmates have done. If you are considering going to App Academy be prepared to work hard. There are time that you will wonder whether you are qualified, or capable enough. If you get through the admission process you are capable enough to get through the course. Work harder than you ever have, but remember to have fun with your peers. 

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    App Academy is a rigorous course that will push you to your mental limits, especially if you have less than a year of experience in coding. I was able to learn about programming topics that I didn't even know that I didn't know, which was a huge problem I had when I was studying by myself. Due to the selective interviewing process, everyone in the cohort is passionate and motivated to get to the end of the course. As a result, everyone is enthusiastic and eager to help each other out. If you're serious about getting into web development in as little time as possible, I cannot imagine a better method than App Academy and I strongly recommend this course.

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    Currently almost done with the program. Didn't really hava a technical background before doing this. Yes, its possible to make web apps within three months, technically even shorter than that. However, I wouldn't recommend it if you aren't dedicated to it. Your days will consist a lot of going in, coding, going home and doing a bit more. You really need to give it your all for these 12 weeks. The end result is definitely worth it though. I'm amazed at what I am capable of creating after only a few months. The projects I'm working on now, is mostly soley my own work. No more TA's needed to help me through everything, which speaks volumes about the curriculum if you have the right mindset.

  • Eric • Student
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    I've found that App Academy lives up to the hype, both in terms of hard work and how fast paced it is. The course really pushes students to achieve and learn as much as possible. It is pretty stressful at times, but very rewarding. Fortunately, the coursework is excellently organized - the coursework lists daily homework/readings/videos - which helps keep students on top of their studies. There are plenty of extra resources, including the superb TA's themselves. Every TA at App Academy is knowledgable, patient, and willing to help.

    App Academy focuses on pair programming every day, which is a great way to learn what your weaknesses are, to learn through teaching, and sharpen your interpersonal skills (what future employers care about!). The course also slowly progresses from from holding your hand to a hands off approach so that you learn to teach yourself anything you want or need to know, another necessary skill in the workplace. Speaking of the workplace, App Academy's job search curriculum is incredibly involved. They really help you polish your resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills. I don't know of other coding bootcamps with this much post-curriculum support.

    If you are passionate about programming (and you have to be to make it through the program) and want to change your life, App Academy can help you do it!

  • Tyler • Graduate
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    App Academy is amazing! I had less than 6 months experience in coding before coming to a/A and I learned so much over the course of the curriculum! All the staff is so great and goes above and beyond to help you succeed! It's a insanely intense 3 months, but it's so worth it! App Academy has given me the tools to be the best developer I can be and I can't thank them enough for that!

  • Wonderful place!
    - 11/18/2016
    Can Lekili • Student
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    Everyone is very supportive and helpful. The curriculum itself is definitely not easy but it's a lot of fun and it's definitely worth it! Alongside teaching how to make sublime apps and best programming practices, they also teach how to collaborate efficiently with your colleagues in a professional working environment. Overall they forge you to be a rock solid, ready to hit the ground on day 1 of your job developer!

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