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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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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
    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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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
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    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • JavaScript Development On-Demand

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    HTML, JavaScript, Design, User Experience Design, CSS
    OnlinePart Time10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Master the skills required to create dynamic, interactive user experiences with the popular and powerful programming language, JavaScript. 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
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    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkN/A
    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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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
    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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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
    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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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

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  • Student
    - 6/5/2018
    A. A. Lawrence • Student
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    General Assembly offers professional education in a community-based setting that is both rigorous and supportive. The coursework is ambitious and requires students to build teamwork skills as they develop their career skills. At every turn I was impressed with General Assembly. Its reputation as a top-tier bootcamp is well deserved; I highly recommend it for anyone who is serious about making a profound difference in their future! 

  • It worked for me
    - 6/8/2018
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    Cat • UX Writer/Researcher • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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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. 

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    GA put together an intensive Data Analytics course that went through Excel, SQL, and Tableau in depth, as well as constructing effective presentations based on insights from data. The projects are hands on and give you a good understanding of each data tool. I personally have a background in Excel, so that portion of the class was a little slow for me, but the rest of the course really made it worth my time. There is no requirement to have any knowledge of Excel walking into the course, which could be a good thing for some. I think Excel is easy to pick up from tutorials on the internet, so I wish we had spent a little less time learning the fundamentals in Excel and more time on Tableau. Besides that, the teaching was great and they give you whatever help you need. There are a lot of times where the technology is faulty and it disrupts class because the display disconnects, etc. but the teaching in general is very effective. I got a lot out of the course!

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    Steven Winkelstein • UX Product Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Denver General Assembly is a smaller, newish GA campus. I believe they're also one of the highest performing in the country. The learning experience was phenomenal, but the culture and networking was above and beyond what I expected. I made lifelong friends and careerlong contacts during this course. Our instructors were outstanding – genuinely great people who had decades of industry experience and also great teaching skills. We still stay in touch.

    Our curriculum was cutting edge, incorporating the latest technology and centuries old, tried and true design theories. Industry professionals were woven into our days for panels and talks. We also spent time building our portfolios, working with real clients, and preparing for the job hunt. I know we learned the latest and greatest because I wowed potential employers at all of my interviews with my portfolio.

    I felt like I was really well prepared for my job search. While most of my cohort found jobs within a month, I took a little longer but fell within my estimate of around 3 months. Career coaching was a priority at GA, and our coach was there to provide support above and beyond, introducing us to channels, people, events, reviewing countless resumé updates, and keeping us in line!

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE!

  • Alumna
    - 6/1/2018
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    Chloe • UX/UI Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I was skeptical when I enrolled in General Assembly's UX Design Bootcamp. It's an expensive, for-profit, unaccredited educational institution. Those characteristics go against everything I'd been told to look for in an educational pursuit. 

    As a graduate, I cannot say enough good things about the program, and I am jealous of the cohort currently learning with our phenomenal instructors. The instructors are, without a doubt, the backbone of the course. Our Denver instructors were passionate, supportive, and wealths of knowledge. They not only taught us a tremendous amount but also connected us with the local community and introduced us to awesome organizations. I feel fully prepared entering the world as a *junior* UX designer. I'm eternally grateful to them and the GA staff.

    All that being said, this is NOT a job placement program; you absolutely have to hustle to get your first job, and no one can or will do that work for you. Our career counselor gave us all of the tools to position us to be the best possible applicants out there (seriously, I feel like I'm a LinkedIn, Meetup, and applicant tracking system guru), but even so, the job search takes time (it can be many months) and starting salaries can be low. I think this is all completely reasonable, and I'd only ask that GA be very upfront about this truth. 

    For me, the course was worth it. I'm happier and more excited about my work and my job than I ever have been, and I'd take the course again in a heartbeat. 

     

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    Hugo N • UX Consultant • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Great course. Got a paid internship / junior role within 2 months of finishing the course with a brilliant agency. The UXDI content is diverse and interesting, teaching staff are very engaged and just good all round people.

    I now work in an environment I love with the best people I've ever worked with. Very expensive course but definitely worth it to leave behind a career that leaves you feeling meh.

    The careers ('outcomes') team are absolutely brilliant. Just do what they say and be nice / keen and you can get a good gig afterwards.

    One of the best things I've ever done. Thank you GA!

    The caveats: 

    - really, really think twice (thrice?) about doing this if you have very young kids (unless you have full time childcare and/or a partner who doesn't want to see you for 3 solid months). You will work 6 full days a week, and some very late nights, and on day 7 you'll be braindead. This gets good results but can put a big strain on family life. That factor was my only big regret.

    - cross your fingers for a good cohort. The people you train with have a big impact on how much you get out of the course

    - the market for Juniors is pretty competitive so get ready to roll your sleeves up and be very proactive to get your first role.

    - you will learn a lot in a short space of time, and yet not know very much when you come out compared to your colleagues if you work in a good agency. Don't expect to come out a pro. This is just the first step!

  • GA UXD Feedback
    - 5/17/2018
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    Dylan Tan • Digital Lead Product Design UI/UX • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    GA in UXD provides me in-depth learning and best practices in UXD industry particular in design thinking and design process.  My practitioner, Alvin Loh is helpful and answer all our questions as details as possible. As of now, I can be very sure I'm better prepared when I'm conducting UX process or workshop. 

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    I want to start by saying I am only 18. Most of the people I see attend this are in their 20s but don't feel like being younger than everyone will stop you if you are considering coming to GA after high school. 

    The course is fast paced and you have to put in the time and effort if you want to succeed. You may not have a whole lot of time during the weeks for the duration of the course so it's really a committment. I think the fast paced is perfect for learning, especially for web development. You need to be able to learn on your own as a developer and the course really encourages you to do that.

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    MIRIAM B ESPINOSA • Web Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I highly recommend GA for Web Development Immersive course for the people that want to do a career change into web development in a short period of time.

    I have to say that the best way to do this course is by totally committing to it, giving up most of your weekends to get most out of it.

    Joel teacher wast the best teacher I ever had. He had extensive knowledge in this field and was very lucky to have him as an instructor, same with the teacher assistants, they were extra helpful .

    Also Lucy was super helpful with helping what to do after GA, and I really thank her for all her effort she put to help us all in having the job we wanted.

    Joining GA was one of the best decisions in my life. I could not say anything bad about the whole experience, plus the new campus is great!!!

  • Amazing Course
    - 5/3/2018
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    Vasudha Singh • Web Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I started my career in design being an engineer. I always lack details on UX terms and process. I compared many courses available online and found some great feedback online. The syllabus was exactly what I wanted to learn. I decided to go ahead with this. It was one of the best decision I made to opt for this course. I have learned the whole UX process. This gonna help me in my career for sure. 

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    General Assembly is a great school for expanding your skillset. I was sponsored by my work to take the part-time UX course. I apply things I learned in my UX course at work and in life daily. Taking this course has truly influenced the way I think about design and approach problems. The classes are always interesting. I was never bored in class and I always felt that the material was relevant.

    There were two main negatives to taking the part-time course. The first is that you don't receive direct job assistance from General Assembly like the full time course does. The second is that it can feel like there isn't enough class time to do activities or dive deeply into topics. 

    That being said, I loved the course and am thankful I had the opportunity to take it! 

Thanks!