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General Assembly

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General Assembly offers short and long courses in web and mobile development, product management, data science and more, online and in-person, across 15 campuses in 4 continents. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business, and technology, General Assembly is confronting a skills gap and providing access to opportunities in tech. General Assembly offers a breadth of different course offerings and classes range from full-time immersive courses for learners that want to switch to a new career, to part-time courses for learners that are looking to improve their career trajectory by acquiring a new skill set, and mentor-led online circuits for a more flexible way to acquire foundational skills.

To apply for an immersive bootcamp, applicants need to submit an online application, then connect with a General Assembly admissions representative who will evaluate whether the course is a fit for an applicant's experience and goals. Applicants then complete an admissions assessment to ensure they are prepared for the rigor of the curriculum. Once a student is accepted and has paid a down payment, their spot will be secured.

General Assembly career coaches work with students to create their career path, improve technical interview skills, and build a personal brand. Graduates can attend GA-hosted hiring events and meet hiring managers. The careers team partners with companies for course development and graduate placement and helps companies stay competitive in today's digital landscape. Additionally, General Assembly has made a commitment to affordable and accessible education combined with an education-to-employment approach that helps to create a diverse talent pipeline.

In addition to long-form course offerings, General Assembly courses are also available as short form bootcamps (1-2 day workshops) as well as evening and weekend classes.

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  • Data Analysis On-Demand

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    MySQL, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL
    OnlinePart Time4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get started with essential tools and strategies to make data-driven decisions. Enhance your job performance and work more effectively. Data Analysis On Demand is a flexible learning path that gives you a robust introduction to industry fundamentals. Skill up when you want, where you want on our dynamic online platform. Expert mentors keep you motivated with guidance and feedback in convenient 1:1 sessions. Build a strong foundation in Excel and SQL while honing techniques like cleaning data, framing questions, and data visualization. Apply new skills to work or passion projects as you go!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Analytics (Part-Time)

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    MySQL, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Harness Excel, SQL, and Tableau to drive powerful analysis and insights. Build confidence and credibility to apply this versatile skill set to countless jobs. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Your best course for career transformation. This full-time data science bootcamp features expert instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic SQL query knowledge/scripting and familiarity with Python required. Strong familiarity with math and descriptive statistics required. 2-5 years of experience as an analyst is ideal.
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science (Part Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Create robust predictive models with statistics and Python programming. Build confidence and credibility to tackle complex machine learning problems on the job. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelFamiliarity with math and statistics and Python syntax/programming fundamentals is required.
    Prep Work15 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing On-Demand

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get started launching multi-channel brand, acquisition, and retention campaigns. Enhance your job performance or indulge your creative curiosity. Digital Marketing On Demand is a fun, flexible learning path that gives you a robust introduction to digital marketing fundamentals. Skill up when you want, where you want on our dynamic online platform. Expert mentors keep you motivated with guidance and feedback in convenient 1:1 sessions. Hone techniques in segmentation, customer insight, CRM, analytics, automation, and more. Apply new skills to work or passion projects as you go!
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing (Part-time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Build confidence and capability to apply modern marketing strategies on the job. Drive growth with multichannel campaigns powered by data and customer insight. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Front-End Web Development (Part-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Front End, GitHub
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Learn to leverage HTML, CSS, and JavaScript through hands-on projects and real-world scenarios. Develop interactive, responsive websites to impress new clients and employers with your coding skills and get ahead on the job. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • HTML, CSS & Web Design - On Demand

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    HTML, Design, User Experience Design, CSS
    OnlinePart Time10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$1,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This course enables students to create a well-designed site with the user in mind, and master the technical vocabulary to communicate ideas to designers and engineers. Students will learn how to quickly translate their ideas into functional, stylized websites for personal or business purposes using HTML, CSS, responsive web design and design fundamentals. This course is offered on a flexible schedule to suit your time commitment. You'll receive useful feedback from a mentor who has extensive professional and academic knowledge of the field. By the end of the program students will have built a full functioning website to use as part of a portfolio.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    N/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • JavaScript Development (Part-time)

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    Git, JavaScript, Front End
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Gain fluency in JavaScript — the world's most popular programming language — and start leveraging its versatile capabilities to build rich, interactive websites and applications. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work6 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Product Management (Part-time)

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    Design, Sales, Product Management, User Experience Design, Agile
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Balance business viability, technical feasibility, and customer desire to lead products and features toward long-term success. Learn from a seasoned expert. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Python Programming (Part-Time)

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    Data Science, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Python
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Gain fluency in Python — the world's fastest-growing major programming language — and start leveraging its versatile capabilities to build web and data science applications. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work4 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • React Development Online (Part-Time)

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    JavaScript, React.js
    OnlinePart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationOnline
    Expand your JavaScript programming skills, and boost your profile at work — and on the job market. Learn to build sophisticated, scalable web applications. This course is offered only online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with JavaScript.
    Prep Work4 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive

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    HTML, JavaScript, Django, Rails, CSS, React.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL, Python, GitHub
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Your best course for career transformation. Our award-winning coding bootcamp, dedicated career coaches, 19K+ hiring partners, and global expert network get grads hired at A-list companies. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive - Flex

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    HTML, JavaScript, Django, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Ruby, SQL, GitHub
    OnlinePart Time18 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationOnline
    Have it all. Keep your daytime commitments while transforming your career with evening and weekend training. Our award-winning program, expert instructors, dedicated career coaches, and 19K+ hiring partners get grads hired at A-list companies. This course is offered only in an online, virtual classroom setting using Zoom, Slack, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design Immersive

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    HTML, Design, User Experience Design, CSS
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Your best course for career transformation in design. This full-time UX bootcamp features expert instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work12 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design On-Demand

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get started designing successful digital products that customers and audiences love. Enhance your job performance or indulge your creative curiosity. User Experience (UX) Design On Demand is a fun, flexible learning path that gives you a robust introduction to UX fundamentals. Skill up when you want, where you want on our dynamic online platform. Expert mentors keep you motivated with guidance and feedback in convenient 1:1 sessions. Hone techniques like prototyping, persona building, affinity mapping, wire-framing, and user research. Apply new skills to work or passion projects as you go!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    N/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Experience Design (Part-Time)

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Translate user wants and needs into intuitive digital experiences that power revenue, loyalty, and product success. Build confidence and credibility to tackle complex design problems on the job. This course is offered on campus and online, in a virtual classroom setting using Slack, Zoom, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Visual Design (Part-time)

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    Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,800
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Gain the vocabulary and tools to tackle diverse design challenges on the job. Kickstart your portfolio and create beautiful, responsive designs for the web. This course is offered on campus and online in a virtual classroom setting using Slack, Zoom, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Harry Stirling  User Photo
    Harry Stirling • Co-founder at Bunk • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    General Assembly taught me enough to co-found and lead the technical development of my startup. Having tinkered around with some web development during uni (although studying Geology) I'd always been interested in coding but didn't have the confidence to make a career change. 

    Fast forward a couple years to when I met Johnnie, a TA(teaching assistant) at GA. I hadn’t heard of General Assembly at this point and within a few minutes of speaking with him, I felt like the ‘dark arts’ of coding were being demystified and providing me with the confidence to look into these boot camps/courses more seriously. 

    After a couple weeks of research and visiting a few different academies I felt that GA was the best of the lot with the most friendly team and well-varied curriculum for web development. I applied and was accepted after some code challenges and interview.

    Day 0 - We meet the instructors, outcomes team and my classmates. WDI(Web Development Immersive) begun and I’d quit my job, oh sh1t this is real! 

    The beginning of the course is there to create the foundations of your development knowledge with HTML, CSS and plain JavaScript with libraries like jQuery covered. It’s structured well with daily assignments + morning reviews that happen throughout the course and is a great time to see a different solution or get help on your own.

    The middle of the course gets tough and found it really challenging though immensely rewarding as at the end of the day when your head feels it’s about to explode you begin to do stuff second nature that earlier on in the course you could not.  The group project also in this period was so much fun and the first glimpse into what working in a professional environment would be like albeit with your friends.

    The end of the course like the middle was testing though at this point the training from the instructors kicks in. We’re not taught to learn the syntax or how quick you can write a function but how to problem solve, It’s perhaps the most crucial attribute a developer needs.


    The final project which is normally done individually, I teamed up with a couple of friends that made it more fun but challenging as we dealt with git conflicts, way more code to ship and break. However writing our API ’s, integrating authentication and front-end logic became easier and we actually ended up with something that people couldn’t tell it’s been done by juniors (well at least someone not looking at our code haha).

    1 - 3 students get picked to become a TA in the next course and for my cohort, I was lucky enough to have been chosen, which contributed twofold to my coding knowledge as when a student you see your problem vs a TA who sees the classes problems! Though not only my coding at this point was improved, my teaching/management skills that I’d ultimately be applying in my startup today called Bunk. If you're on the course and thinking about applying for the TA, go for it. 

    Something I’ve not mentioned (in this rambly story) is the social aspect to GA. It was loads of fun with lots of time spent at the Black Horse || leman street tavern. Also due to the intimacy/circumstances of the course (we’ve quit our jobs to follow this idea), there's a real common ground for everyone to get along and am still chatting with classmates today. 

    All in all the curriculum element was challenging but completely worth it. I was there to learn and what you put in with these sorts of things is what you get out. The support staff and instructors were awesome both when a student and TA, I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough for those thinking about becoming a web developer.

  • UX Designer
    - 9/26/2018
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    Cheer Huang • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    My background is in Anthropology and Architecture, and I have recently accepted an offer from a tech consultancy. It took me a lot longer (about 6 months) to get my first UX job compared to my classmates (some of them started working right after the course, and the majority got a job within 3/4 months). 

    The course was very well structured with a mixture of lectures and practical tasks (done individually and in groups). Some of my classmates felt the topics were not as indepth, but as a complete beginner, I felt there was a good amount material to learn. It was a close-knit learning/working environment so by the end of the course, we got to know each others pretty well. We still meet up once in a while and would like to do it more often. 

    The amount of career and personal development support suprised me. We received talks about insights of UX industry in London, tips on job search, and teamworking etc. In fact, teamworking is a major focus at GA, we worked in teams, we excercised agile ritual such as daily stand-ups and team retrospectives. In the first few weeks, we also had fun excercises that promote teamwork. 

    Generally speaking, it was a very positive experience at GA and I'm proud to be part of the community. It was the best investment I have ever made so far. 

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    Mark Winter • Product Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I studied at General Assembly from September 2017 through December of the same year. Education aside for a brief moment, I want to talk first of all about the class experience. The way the course is structured allows you to make friends very early on. As it continues you're shuffled around to get to know as many people in as great a depth as possible. It's a really welcomed consideration to the course itself.

    The learning is done in the format of both lectures and practical work. After a lesson in Card Sorting (for example) you'll go away and prepare and work on an actual card sort with users for a piece of work that ends up in your portfolio. This type of learning, I find extremely beneficial as it lays the foundation in the theory and solidifies your knowledge by practicing it. In the environment of learning alongside your peers that you're forming relationships with, you're all able to learn at your own pace as well as help and be helped.

    On a personal level, I experienced some problems outside of GA during my second week. They made it extremely clear to me that everything would be ok and they would do everything they could to support me through what was a difficult period during the course. This is something I'll always be eternally grateful for with them.

    In January 2018 I was lucky enough to become the Teacher's Assistant for the latest set of students to enter the programme. To be given the chance to pass my knowledge on to a new group of individuals was something I was incredibly excited for. Having just gone through the program myself and knowing GA had acknowledged me as someone they felt could do the job, I honestly felt so proud I can't put it into words. The cheesiness of the sentiment really has no words.

    For the 8 months, I was with GA (3 months education, 3 months working, 1-month interim, 1-month job support) I've developed such a great sense of achievement, unlike anything I've experienced before in other forms of education that rely on a graded system. GA provides something far more meaningful than a letter on a piece of paper. I've left their system of education with a portfolio to be proud of. Skills to find work and succeed in interviews. Ongoing support throughout my career. Encouragement to stay involved and iterate me to become as great a UX Designer as I want to be.

    3 weeks after I'd finished my employment with General Assembly I was approached by a company to become the latest addition to their team. The staff has consistently checked in on me to see how things are going all the while remembering just where I am and the point I was at when we last spoke. This level of personal attention I find staggering.

    In short, I can only thank General Assembly for everything they've helped me to achieve over this past year. It really has been the greatest year of my life to date.

  • Good experience
    - 8/31/2018
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    James • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I honestly did learn a lot at GA, and I felt like without it, I would not have made as much progress as quickly as on my own. My instructors were great, and everything went relatively smoothly. However, 12 weeks is not enough time to learn everything, even things they teach you in class you will have to probably go over on your own afterwards in more depth. But they definitely do a good job at getting you exposed and learning to write fullstack apps. My main gripe with GA is the career services/outcomes team. There isn't much help from them in getting a job. They just kind of go over your resume and cover letter over and over and over. There is a showcase after you graduate where you can show off to employers, but no one from my cohort got hired (we had some very bright/talented people too) so I don't know how effective it is. Not too many employers showed up as well. So you are pretty much on your own for the job hunt, and it sucks because the NYC tech market is hyper competitive (the most competitive after San Francisco) making it very hard to land that first job. TLDR: GA is a good program to get you started on your journey to becoming a developer, but definitely expect to keep improving and learning (and relearning) after the course is over, and don't expect much help from them with getting a job besides resume/cover letter tailoring.

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    Olga • UX/UI designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    As a UI designer with certain experience in the industry, I needed to keep up to date with the evolution of the profession, so I wanted to learn UX. I've tried several online-courses, that were just about learning theory. It didn't work for, I needed to find a course with a more practical approach.

    After studying different options (even in different cities through Europe) I've decided to go to GA. It was more expensive but way more impressive in terms of curriculum. Honestly, that was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

    Why?

    • 4 UX projects during 2,5 months (amazing practical experience!).
       
    • Career support - a crazy amount of helpful tips&tricks for a job search.
       
    • More and more companies are amazed by GA alumni and come back to GA to hire cool guys while they are still juniors.
       
    • GA is not just another school, GA is a family. They support their grads no matter how long ago they've graduated. Moving to another city with GA campus? Come and say hi! And get a career support in your new city. 
       
    • Great, interesting and highly motivated people. This a place where I met my friends.

    So now I'm in love with UX and I'm in love with GA. Highly recommend!

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    Hannah • Full Stack Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I studied Art History at UCL and spent my 20s working my way through roles in arts organisations to become a Individual Giving Fundraiser at institutions including the Tate and the ICA. However, the came a point (when I turned 30 in fact!) where I realised I wanted to be much more hands on in my work ('build things') and explore other interests. I didn't think career change was a legitimate option until I was made aware of the existence of coding bootcamps! 

    After researching my options in London (who knew there were so many!) I decided to go with General Assembly(GA) as I felt welcome and supported from the moment I enquired about the course. I committed to the GA Web Development Immersive and studied harder than I ever have for three months. The tutors were excellent and made themselves available after class to review any problem topics or to help fix bugs! My classmates were brilliant and were great at keeping each other motivated in the face of any challenges or moments of exhaustion!

    The curriculum was huge and in three months we covered HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery as well as Angular.js, React, Node.js and Express in conjunction with MongoDB and a variety of npm packages. We completed four different projects, each with a different stack. The only thing missing for me in hindsight, would be that I wish I had spent more time practicing and reviewing fundamental JavaScript and programming concepts. It is one thing to know how to set up a React app but not much use if you haven't got your head around the basic JavaScript concepts and functions which make the framework so powerful. 

    After graduating, thanks to the support of my classmates, tutors and the GA Outcomes Team, I was able to find a role as a Full Stack Developer at a start-up called JamieAi. I work on all our apps across the stack and continue to learn from brilliant colleagues and peers every day. 

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    Isaiah Berg • Student • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I had a very positive experience as a student of General Assembly's Web Development Immersive. I came from no computer science background, and am doing a career transition out of the military in my mid-20s. I am in a unique position as I am using this course as a springboard into business school, and not full time employment. I still think I can offer some valuable feedback to the course. 

    Pros:

    • Cohort was about 15 students. Strong collaborative culture. As students, we ate lunch together just about every day and enjoyed good conversation outside of the hard work we were doing.
    • We had two excellent instructors who struck a good balance between us learning how to solve our own problems without wasting our time banging our heads against intractable problems. 
    • The technology stacks we focused on (HTML / CSS / Javascript / Mongo / Express / React / Node / Python / Postgres / Django / etc.) were all tremendously relevant and we got to apply them in our own projects. I learned the most through the projects and through through collaborating with fellow students. 

    Cons:

    If I had to pick a con, I would say that some of the career outcomes work (called Outcomes) had some issues with organization and communication at times. Utilizing Github there was sometimes a disconnect between the request and submission of documents for review, like a resume or cover letter. The fact that I mention this small thing should be an indication of how well run the program is overall.

    General Assembly gives you everything you need - you have to drive the car at the end of the day. I could not be more satisfied with my experience and hope to leverage what I have learned to pursue software technology entrepreneurship.

  • General Assembly
    - 8/8/2018
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    Saba Shanaaz • Web Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I completed my web development immersive course with General Assembly. Mornings at GA were always interactive following up with daily stand ups which involved challenges faced by each individual during projects or homework. This Web development immersive course was set in Agile environment followed by the interactive lessons throughout the course to overcome any issues and kept up-to-date with the latest technologies and current demand in market. The course is quite challenging and fast-paced as I had to build all projects in one week time-frame which developed my personality in ways I did not imagine. I am now ready more than ever to accept whatever challenges come in my way. The instructor and teacher are very helpful. I definitely recommend taking up the course with General assembly. 

  • GA Changed My Life
    - 7/28/2018
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    I was extremely nervous to make a career change in my late-30s, but GA's User Experience Design Immersive program was exactly what I needed to help position myself in my new career in UX. 

    The coursework is voluminous, tough, and thorough. And my instructor was top-notch. He was clear with his delivery of the material, thoughtful in his dealings with the students, and provided guidance after the program finished.

    GA's staff was genearlly friendly and did their best to make the students happy throughout the course. The Outcomes program (basically career counseling) was instrumental in my process of finding a job once I graduated. Lots of valuable information and availability to one-on-one conversations with the Outcomes team members. 

    I would absolutely recommend GA and its UXDI course to anyone considering making the jump into UX.

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    Definitely not a horrible course, in fact if you are willing to work real hard afterwards then you can really get a lot out of it.

    Pros: broad content, smooth delivery through Zoom, Github, and slack

    Cons: lacks depth, no feedback on final project, no post-program career advice/job support

    A note on the cons: I'm sure that if (when) I ask for feedback and career advice I'll receive some, but I don't think that having to ask for these things is the standard that should be set at these private tech schools. There should be a standard, systematic way for each student to receive feedback and career advice. 

  • It worked for me
    - 6/8/2018
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    I made the decision to attend General Assembly's UX Design immersive program because I was moving to Boston for personal reasons, and I wanted to take advantage of the transition to do a career 180 degree change. As a former social science academic with a ton of customer service experience, I felt that UX design would be a good fit and that I had a lot of potentially transferable skills, but no training in design, nor any exposure to working in a corporate setting.

    General Assembly really helped me make a successful transition into UX design, and the proof is in the pudding: after a 5-month job search, I found a job in UX that I absolutely love, full time with great benefits. My instructor gave her all, and I learned a TON. I have to also give a special shout-out the front lines staff at our campus, who go the extra mile every single day to make our GA experience enjoyable, fun, and full of pleasant surprises.  

    While the instructor was excellent and the curriculum took me where I needed to go in terms of a foundation in design thinking and methods, in my mind the real $$$ value of the program is in the Outcomes Support you get after you've finished the coursework. I think that it is more valuable for some than for others, but I was definitely one of the people who benefited immensely from it. The amount of support, advice, and even hand-holding at times that I received from my Outcomes officers was extraordinary, and almost certainly the reason I was able to get the job that I got.  

    To be fair, the GA immersive experience is not for everyone, and it requires A TON of work on your part to be successful, both during and after the actual program. It's also pretty expensive, so I recognize that I was extremely priviledged to be there in the first place. But I know that I wouldn't be where I am right now if I hadn't done GA, and I also have a wonderful network of friends and colleagues from the experience, plus a life-long professional community of alums to tap into in the future. 

    My advice to anyone considering GA is this: try to talk to a couple of people who have done the program you're interested in *with the instructor you would have.* So much of the success or failure here depends on whether you can jibe with the instructor, with whom you'll spend 9-10+ hours a day for 10-ish weeks. Make sure that the instructor is fully dedicated to helping their students succeed.    

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    Overall, a poor experience.

    The pre-work was useful in getting across the basics, but the none of the actual course work was related to any of the compulsory pre-work.

    Much of the interactive practical coding exercises were skipped over as the instructor focused heavily on mathematical theory. While understanding this is important,  it was not tied into the actual coding as well as it could have been, if at all, leaving me confused most of the time.

    We were asked to complete mid-course feedback, which was overall not very positive. General Assembly appeared to have delivered this feedback to the instructors immediately before the next class, resulting in a somewhat awkward atmosphere for the remainder of that lesson, which ended an hour early.

    There were a few occasions where GA would deliver beers and wine for students... which the instructors also participated in, leading to let's say a very relaxed atmosphere where not much learning took place. There were also issues with course producers leaving GA mid way through the course. This was not communicated very well. I was trying to get in touch with someone to find out about homework, and no one replied to any of my emails, or messages left on the course's slack channel (of which the course producers and instructors were participants). That not even the instructors would respond to a request for information did not sit well with me. 

    This course was good for teaching me how to use Stack Overflow and Code Academey - most of my learning took place there as the course provided code in Github was often full of errors that sometimes even the instructors did not know how to fix. In addition to this, the instructor would sometimes not know how to demonstrate code in practice (maybe why they spent so much time on mathematical theory?) so they reverted to teaching us how to do things in R - which was not what we signed up for.

    By the end of it, we were unable to submit the final assessments by the course end date, presumably because not enough people had managed to grasp the content due to its delivery. They added an extra two weeks for people to submit their final assessments via google hangout. The rubric for this was updated on the day the course was meant to finish, indicating the goal-posts were constantly changing for students right until the end.

    Feedback for assessments was not delivered at all throughout the course. I met with the course producer after the mid way feedback, and was told I should have been getting feedback, but then nothing came of this until after the course ended where I was told I would be getting everything after the final assessment was submitted. Not a good experience.

    Another comment about the calibre of training staff... There were two separate instances where I told the instructor I did not understand (so required help). In one instance, the instructor came to try and help me, but walked off without a offering a solution after he was unable to sort out the error message in the practice code. On a second occasion, he just walked away after I indicated I did not understand what we needed to do. (We had spent so much time on theory, I did not know how to code).

    I did meet with the course producer after submitting my mid course feedback, and felt my issues had been listened to and addressed, but by the end of it, things just reverted back to how they were beforehand, which was greatly dissapointing. They did offer to call me to talk through my end of course feedback, but I felt this would be a waste of time given how things reverted back to their old ways after the mid course feedback.

    Long story short, I would definitely NOT recommend this course to anyone who is looking to learn Python. You are best to do this on a website that offers this course for free, because that is what I ended up having to do anyway. 

General Assembly Outcomes

* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.


86%
Graduation Rate
100%
Employed
$N/A
Median Salary

Of the students who enroll at General Assembly, 86% graduated. 72% of graduates were job-seeking and 100% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of . Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 2653 graduates included in this report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full Time, In-Field Employee
97.6%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
2.3%
Employed out-of-field
0.0%

Notes & Caveats:

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