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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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  • 1. Data Science Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size25
    LocationBoston, New York City, San Francisco, Melbourne, London, Austin, Sydney, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Singapore, Seattle, Washington, Denver, Online, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Chicago
    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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. 
    Tuition PlansFind the payment schedule that fits your needs. Choose from deferred tuition*, upfront payments, month-to-month installments*, loan financing*, or ISA* plans (not available in all states). * For those who qualify
    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
  • 2. Software Engineering Immersive

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    HTML, JavaScript, Rails, Ruby, Django, Python, React.js, CSS, Front End, SQL, GitHub
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size22
    LocationSan Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Online, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, San Francisco, London, Singapore, Dallas, Los Angeles, Sydney, New York City, Melbourne, Seattle, Austin, Denver, Washington, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston
    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
  • 3. User Experience Design Immersive

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    User Experience Design, CSS, Design, HTML
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationSydney, Seattle, Online, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, London, Atlanta, Denver, New York City, Washington, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Singapore, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis
    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
  • 4. Data Analytics Immersive

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,950
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco, Sydney, London, Washington, Seattle, Melbourne, Singapore, Chicago, Dallas, Cincinnati, Cleveland, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston, Austin, Online, Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, St. Louis, Nashville, Charlotte, Brisbane, Edinburgh, Manchester, Adelaide, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, Columbus, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisville, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Sacramento, San Jose, Tampa, Buffalo, Winnipeg
    Learn to problem solve, and effectively communicate, like an analyst. This course teaches you to use industry-standard tools to make ethical, data-driven decisions. Experience hands-on training to master SQL, Excel, Tableau, PowerBI, and Python – tools listed in virtually every data analytics job posting across industries.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. 
    Tuition PlansFind the payment schedule that fits your needs. Choose from deferred tuition*, upfront payments, month-to-month installments*, loan financing*, or ISA* plans (not available in all states). * For those who qualify
    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 Analysis On-Demand

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    MySQL, Data Analytics , SQL, Excel
    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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    SQL, MySQL, Excel, Data Analytics
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationSeattle, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Singapore, London, Washington, Denver, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Sydney, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Online, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris
    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 (Part Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationSeattle, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, London, Washington, Austin, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Houston, Boston, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris
    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
    LocationSan Diego, Online, Dallas, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Melbourne, Seattle, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Sydney, Boston, Washington, London, Austin, Singapore, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Houston, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris
    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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    GitHub, User Experience Design, Design, CSS, Front End, Git, HTML, JavaScript
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationSydney, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Boston, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Houston, Paris, Denver, Salt Lake City, Toronto
    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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    Design, User Experience Design, HTML, 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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    Front End, Git, JavaScript
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationSeattle, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Austin, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Denver, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston
    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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    User Experience Design, Sales, Product Management, Design, Agile
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationDallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Toronto, Paris, Online, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Melbourne, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, Austin, Sydney, Boston, Chicago, Singapore, Denver, Salt Lake City, London, New York City
    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 Visualization, Data Science, Data Structures, Python
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationPhoenix, Houston, Sydney, San Francisco, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, San Diego, Seattle, Austin, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston
    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 - Flex

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    GitHub, CSS, Django, Express.js, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js, Rails, React.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 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
    LocationPhoenix, Houston, San Diego, Online, Dallas, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Melbourne, Boston, Denver, Sydney, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, London, Singapore, New York City
    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
  • Anonymous • Student
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    I took the Data Science Immersive Program in Boston and I'm very happy with the experience. I made the career switch after being in my previous career for more than 10 years and was also 5-8 months pregnant while taking the program.

    My greatest advice to others taking the program: manage your time well the whole time and work hard. It's a short 3 months compared to going back to graduate school/college, so grit your teeth and just push through. The program was well worth it as the curriculum covers a wide breadth of topics that expose you to much of the Data Science field. Time management and focus should also be given your Outcomes work (job search portion of program) during and after the program. The Outcomes team allows you to be accountable in your job search in addition to providing support (from network connections to advice on cover letters and resume).

    The whole program is project-based. You have two lectures a day and the rest of the day is time for you to work on projects (you'll definitely need all of the time given on top of nights and weekends). Through the project-based approach, you're able to truly test concepts and gain a better understanding of all topics taught in class.

    Since you spend so much time in class for 3 months, you get to know your fellow students extremely well. Learn (if you're not already great at it) to work in a team towards deadlines, as team projects teach you how Data Scientists really work together.

    In summary, worth the time and hard work. I'd recommend (and already have so far) to others.

  • Anonymous • Product Designer • Student
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    Understand that this program is only 10 weeks. A lot is crammed into the curriculum, and a lot is left out of it as well.  Understand that you need to put in 100% to get out 100%, inside and outside of the program. If you're not ready for that, you will struggle.

    If you're ready, read on.

    My background is in visual design and management. Those skills flow very nicely into UX. If you have a similar background, you will have an advantage. If you don't, you just have to work a little harder. I loved the program. It is structured so that you learn to apply the whole UX process of research, synthesis, wireframing, prototyping and usability testing to 5 projects. The first 4 projects prepares you for the 5th, your capstone. I the program prepared me very well for a career in UX, but I recognize that if you don't have a design background, then YMMV.

    The most important part of this curriculum, is actually what you do outside of class. It's easy to show up and follow instructions everyday. You have to network (they teach you, it's easy). You have to read, listen to podcasts, talk to other designers. You have to learn new software. You have to put yourself out there. That is how you will be successful in this program. (GA will teach you how to do all of this, and very well)

    The Outcomes team (career coaches) are fantastic. They give you all the resources, tools, advice, and time with them as you need to help you find a job. They do not find one for you. Same advice goes as above. You have to put in a lot of work, supplemented by the Outcomes team.

    GA has great alumni resources who stay in the community, participate in GA events, and give great advice. A lot has given their time to me to help me, and I will undoubtedly pay if forward.

    Extra things I'd recommend if you enroll in this program:

    1) Learn how to write/tell a good story. GA teaches you how to write a case study, but it's only effective if it tells an interesting story people want to hear.

    2) Learn how to work with engineers. The program does not involve any coding or working with engineers. Seek out opportunities where you can learn how the dynamics work.

    3) Understand what UX means in relations to the business/company you want to work for. This is how you speak the language of decision makers.

  • Anonymous • Student
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    This bootcamp has serious limitations. Unless you have a  background in design, graphic design and/or have previously started working on a portfolio you might probably be better off investing in a different bootcamp that is serious about the quality of its teachers. There is some learning, but it is important for a  prospective student to seriously ponder if such learning justify $14,000, and forgoing at least 3 months of salary.

    The bootcamp is designed for the student to deliver fast in a high pressure environment but without adequate knowledge transmission and feedback, students are left on their own. We were aware, from week 1, of the lack of quality of the lectures and teacher support. However, few people will speak up about the program limitations and demand for improved curricula and better teaching quality.

    Unfortunately, it seems that such limitations are caused by GA corporate modus operandi. Its focus on making short term profits and to be competitive drives them to hire poor quality assistant teachers and to fail in providing an adequate training and support for teachers. There are standards for teaching adults in a bootcamp setting, it seems that corporate GA is not aware of such standards and as a result the teachers consistently failed to give clear adequate guidance and to communicate knowledge effectively. Teachers spent valuable time an energy of students discussing irrelevant anecdotes about their professional lives, reading from slides without providing any valuable insights and/or correcting concepts conveyed wrongly the first time. On top of that, none of them were available outside class hours and their feedback about our projects was consistently delayed. We were required to ask our questions to the assistant teacher before asking a question to the teacher. Which wouldn’t be a problem if the assistant teacher were slightly competent at his job. He was close to student level knowledge and his feedback was most of the time irrelevant. Most of us would ask feedback to a teacher from a different class.

    While the main teacher was clearly competent at his craft, had numerous industry connections and sound professional judgement he lacked teacher training background. Although he was very open to feedback he carried all the weight of the class and of organizing class related activities that limited the time he could connect with students. Instead of helping him, the assistant teacher was a liability to the whole class.

    The assistant teacher was a GA graduated with no professional experience and no disposition to help students. Even when he wanted to help he had no insight. He would repeat what the teacher said and most of the time had to idea of what he was saying. He will read slides and will find about the content of such slides at the time he was lecturing. He never prepared before the class and wouldn’t know about class concepts even though he was a student like us just 6 months prior. When asked for help "he would respond ask your classmates". He will sit in the back of the class and play video games, do shopping or fall sleep. He had no work ethic, no self awareness and no-one that would held him accountable. Most of us were frustrated and voiced our concerns about it but nothing was done.

    The Bootcamp format is demanding and it has the potential to be rewarding but most of the success depends on the quality of the teachers. We did not have an assistant teacher and our teacher, in spite of his best intentions was overwhelmed by the amount of work he carried on his own. It was unacceptable for GA to provide such quality of support to the students given the high stress that the Bootcamp model was already causing to us. More than Ginger.io memberships we deserved and needed decent quality academic experience.

    We learned from this bootcamp, we had to, after all the time we invested. Was it worth the investment? This is something that each of my classmates might answer differently. It depends on the quality of your academic experience at other institutions and it certainly depends how much you put into. Without going too far, I had much more rewarding experiences at Community College classes. The Bootcamp format worked for me, I put a lot of energy and time and I got what I put into in spite of the quality of this institution. Most people would want to convince themselves that the investment was worth to avoid the depressing thought that the class was not worth more than half the price. I won’t do it again or recommend it to anyone whether anyone has the money and resources or not. This course is an overpriced introduction to UX. There were so many concepts not explained or explained wrongly in the class. Our portfolios are competing with other portfolios elaborated with much more technical knowledge and honed by much more rigorous critique process. If you don’t have a background in UX, design, graphic design or something similar this course is not a good investment. There are much better introductory classes and other online bootcamps where you can develop a portfolio with mentorship. This course won’t make you a UX designer. Learning in a Bootcamp setting can be very valuable and now there are other options in Seattle. You owe yourself to do your due diligence and invest your money wisely before you put yourself on the hands of GA or any institution without academic competency to deliver.

  • Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I took the Web Development Immersive in Providence which is supported by the Boston GA office. The immersive was everything I wanted it to be. Expectations for course content were very clear and there was support at every step from instructors and outcomes staff. 

    Taking a bootcamp feels like a big risk and I looked into a few different options before choosing GA. I chose this bootcamp because it had positive reviews, friendly and informative staff, relevant programming langauages, and some convenience factors including cost and location. The full-time immersive curriculum is very challenging and definitely requires full commitment. 

    When you finish the program there is still so much opportunity to stay connected with classmates and instructors. The job support staff hold ongoing weekly workshops and regularly check in about the job search. They are also available for one on ones to talk through any challenges and offer input on job offers. After two months of rigorous job search after completing the course I accepted a position as a software engineer and the GA reputation really helped get my foot in the door. The possibilities after GA are endless and you will walk away with a solid understanding of full-stack development and object oriented programming. You will also walk away with a sense of community. 

  • Great school!
    - 3/18/2019
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    Hi,

    I graduated from General Assembly's Web Development Immersive Bootcamp in June of 2018.They offerred amazing support and great lessons in how to build web applications. I didn't have a strong technical background and, at first, the material was hard to grasp. However, I was able to complete the bootcamp and learn a great deal about computer programming and gained a skillset in a number of coding languages!

    Best,

    Mike

     

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    The course content was nothing more than could be obtained for a fraction of the price on various sites: exclusively lectures that provided a very broad overview of JS and various flavors (jQuery, APIs, React, etc.) but never got into depth with any of them. The scope would have been excusable, but there was none of the interaction/cooperation with peers or the instructor that I expected from an in-person class. Additionally, the little homework that was assigned was barely graded and the only “project” was something that the instructor loosely defined as “anything that can prove you learned something from this class.”

    Short version: look elsewhere for a cheaper introduction to JS.

  • disappointing
    - 11/10/2018
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    Here is a honnest summary of my experience at GA:

    The instructor was often disrespectful and would make fun of foreign student accents, show lack of patience or inappriopriate humour.

    During projects, he would just go out to the hairdresser or disappear, and sigh when we ask questions.

    The content of the curriculum was ok, but would not be explained in details. If you want to learn to code, then learn it beforehand...

    At times, the teacher was showing a clear lack of mastery of the languages he was supposed to teach, being corrected by students on several occasions. Courses were lacking a clear structure.

    They would spend more time telling you off if you run 2' late rather than making sure you understand it all...

    Also, there is a pressure as they pretend they are supposed to be your future reference for employer which adds some tension.

    If you say you don't understand, they will get rid of you and just say "You will understand later and this is absolutely normal".

    Don’t expect any support from the Program Team either who will reply that this formula has worked perfectly for the previous cohorts.

    Finally, the outcome team would stress you out so much about job search and provide minimum support, spending time correcting insipid details from your CV and expecting you to standardize your portfolio to fit the mold.

    Response From: Julien Deslangles-Blanch of General Assembly
    Title: Senior Regional Director - Europe
    Monday, Dec 17 2018
    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We always strive to provide a stellar experience to all of our students, and we take your comments very seriously. While we do not have a student matching the name on this review, we would welcome the opportunity to connect and discuss these concerns. We encourage you to reach out to our team at studentserviceslondon@generalassemb.ly? Thanks, and we hope to hear from you soon.
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    You'll get a broad understanding of core UX principles and methodologies. The structure and schedule was a bit disrupted mid-course. Class schedule and dispersal of course materials could be improved.

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    Very comprehensive and well-paced class. I have project management experience and this class really helped enforce a clear framework for clear decision making and action as a PRODUCT manager, as well as a rundown of all terms one needs to know.

  • Anonymous • UX Researcher • Graduate
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    I am really glad I did the UX Design Immersive program! I did a lot of informational interviews with past graduates before enrolling in the program. I think that was helpful in terms of expectation setting. I knew the biggest value of the program would come from the fantastic instructors, the connections we would be able to make in local industry, projects we could display in our portfolio, and the immediate network we would have with the cohort. I was totally satisfied in regards to those thigs. I know there are cheaper ways to go about a pivot such as this, but the immersive experience and the connection with others going through the same process were both really important to me. 

    There are some kinks that they are still working out in terms of on-boarding, curriculum, and career services - but most of that is due to the fact that the program itself is still fairly new and they had just brought on a new career services person (who works really hard to help out all the students and graduates from each immersive program GA offers). 

    I felt like I received everything I needed to prepare me for the career search hustle. I was given concrete tools to work more effeciently in my search. And like others have said, it is important to check your expectations - GA will not place you in a job. But they will give you what you need to engage in that process. 

    I found the landscape to be a slightly difficult for a junior designer. All the more reason a program like this worked for me. It provided me with an opportunity to build relationships with others in the industry and totally dive into this new world. 

    GA and the immersive program is not for everyone. I definitely recommend speaking with graduates and finding out as much as you can given the cost. But it worked for me!

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I'm so glad I found this class! I took this class to broaden my skillset and explore whether or not UX would be a good career choice for me. Our teacher had a great deal of experience in the field, plus he brought in several guest speakers to dive deeper into specific topics. Every class focused on an aspect of UX design, and the curriculum was incredibly thorough. We ended up with a polished final project to potentially use as a portfolio piece. Overall, this really was a great experience; GA puts together a very collaborative environment that's focused on students' growth.

  • Anonymous • Web Developer • Graduate
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    Having wanted to learn Web Development for years—and having failed to do so in my spare time—I dropped everything and spent my savings to attend General Assembly's Web Development Immersive. The immersive nature of the course helped to make this a turning point in my life, where I left behind a career that was comfortable for me, but less and less satisfying. Between classroom time and homework, I spent up to 80 hours a week learning the technology. I liken it to holding on for dear life to the rear of a speeding train. Every day, a new subject folded into the tools we were taught. I felt more uncomfortable than most, moving on before feeling I had a firm grasp on the subjects we'd already covered, but that’s the model. Maximum exposure, minimum depth. And it has proved true in the real world of tech that I’m utilizing new tools constantly, and need to skim and integrate on the fly.  
     
    The curriculum varied depending on the teachers. A second Web Development cohort that ran concurrent with ours had somewhat different scheduling and subjects covered. 
     
    Since our cohort of around 24 students had 3 teachers, I'd expected more individualized attention than what we got. (Instead, it was an opportunity for the teachers to rotate lectures. Different teachers had different areas of expertise, and the lectures were excellent.) We were often told that this was a pedagogical choice, with the constant refrain, "Nobody will hold your hand in the real world.” As a person who had spent many years in the “real world,” I found this exasperating. I know that I’m not learning unless I struggle. I also know when I’m not learning because I need a push in the right direction. This was not the real world. It was an expensive one-time opportunity to learn all I could in 12 weeks. Teacher interaction would be a thing that separated the experience from, say, online courses. 
     
    In the same vein, we were provided a teacher’s assistant for a few hours, 4 nights a week. It was hard to take advantage of this, as the competition for the TA’s attention was overwhelming. 
     
    Overall, I'm glad I did it. The curriculum was fine, the lectures were interesting, the environment was pleasant, and it served to give me a new direction. But the promise given the night I attended an information session before enrolling—"It's hard, but you won't be struggling alone"—was unfulfilled. 

General Assembly Outcomes

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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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