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General Assembly

Avg Rating:4.29 ( 466 reviews )

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, 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, 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
    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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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  • Change of career
    - 8/20/2017
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    Jonathan S. • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I enrolled in the WDI of GA because I wanted to learn how to create websites. In the 3 months I was with them, the instructor taught us everything we needed to know and more. GA does a spectacular job of providing support to its students and creating a fun and lively ambience for students to learn. I highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn web development.

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    Wow, it is really the best academy with full of humble staff members  and best instructors who teaches in  way you can understand ,who encourages you through out the program.Now I am confident thanks to GA I can do anything in SE field.
           -you do project almost everyday
            - you present it
            -you do team projects everyday 
           -you got help from instructors through out the week
     
    All in all i just want to say thanks to GA and God Bless to all instructors, i will definitely recommend to my community.
  • A good investment
    - 9/23/2020
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    Ahmed Ali • Director, International Digital Enrollment • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I have always been interested in learning more about data analysis, but finding a suitable program was a challenge. I was recommended to attend a series of webinars held by GA to learn the difference between data science and analytics. After the sessions, I was able to pin down the program choice. 

    I then was able to easily connect with an advisor from GA who made himself accessible to share as much information on the program, process, and fees (smooth). He took the time to learn about my goals and motivation to enroll in the program, he then shared advice on the most suitable course format to match my learning style. Great enrollment journey!

    The instructor and support staff were very accomodating and gave us time, and made us feel welcomed. More importantly, they were patient with the class knowing that many have been out of school for a while. The content was spot on what was mentioned in the description, industry-related skills that you can pick up or polish as you go (what you see is what you get). Challenging, frustrating at times, but the instructor and staff helped us push through. Always providing feedback on what went well and what to improve on. The course carried 3 projects which continuously push you to learn and practice what you learn in class. 

    It was more learning a skill VS GA helping/supporting you with career opportunities. Surely it would have been amazing to have 1-1 chats with a coach/career counselor on how to tackle the potential employers in a certain location etc. Maybe this would be feedback for GA. I am looking forward to learning more about GA Alumni community and the kind of continuous learning opportunities. 

    The course wasn't the cheapest,  I wasn't company-sponsored so it was a decent investment. GA helped by offering an installment plan, but I wish they would consider individual students and offer them some sort of price reduction during uncertain times. Other than that I would strongly recommend GA and the DA course. 
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    Zion Chang • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    The course was very effective in practicing the skills of a UX designer. As one would expect, the course really depends on the instructors and the groupmates you are taking the course with, but I saw that General Assembly tries their best to keep that become a hindrance to the students by checking in with each student and group to support them with any issues, whether it be work-related or issues between group members. Overall, it's worth taking, if you can afford it and can handle fast-paced learning and some workload.
  • Data Analytics
    - 9/9/2020
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    I enjoyed the online course at General Assembly. The instructor was fantastic! It was a wonderful learning experience, where I have learned a lot of data analytics skills. I feel this is a valuable course and allows me to grasp how data analytics can be. I certainly have much more to learn in this field and look forward to doing so. 
    We received a Certificate of Course Completion right one week after the course was complete, which is super efficient! 

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    The course was great overall, instructor was very good and helpful. Learned a lot. However it's been months now and no one in our bootcamp has received a certificate of completion even when we have asked several times. Beware, once the course is completed don't expect any evidence of actually completing it :(
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    I attended this bootcamp as part of the Adobe Digital Academy program, and this bootcamp proved valuable. I came in with hopes on brushing up my react knowledge, since I was a very beginner. The instructor, Kareem, was superb, and I came out feeling a lot more confident. I am now doing an internship at Adobe using React, and the projects and the lessons I learned were all very applicable. I just wish we could have gone over more React concepts such as Redux or Hooks. I also would have preferred learning Python/Django as the back end over Ruby on rails. 
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    IN SHORT: Don't take online javascript at General Assembly. You won't gain the skills needed to be competitive in the coding industry. As a middle school teacher I know what good learning looks like, and this online class is simply not doing enough.
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    I was let go from my teaching job during the recession and was desperately looking to provide for my family. I've always dabbled in programming so I decided to go that direction. After researching for a course I could afford I signed up for general assembly javascript online (b/c coronavirus).

    The first class was spent installing everything and getting github working. I was using windows and the teacher had never taught a student on windows before, so he couldn't help me get everything started and pointed me in the direction of articles that should help me. They didn't. I had to figure out how to emulate the unix termainal on my system all by meself, and then distribute the information to the other underserved windows users. Though this was just the first class, I didn't want to rush to conclusions. I mean, we were only installing stuff, it must get better.

    Next class we took an hour to learn js arithmatic commands. An hour. I had already taught myself a decent amount of javascript and I knew it didn't take that long to learn a simple skill like this. When I talked to my advisor they said that this course was for absolute beginners and was going to move extremely slow. Unfortuneately they didn't mention this before the class started. Because of this and the underwhelming teaching of the second lesson I decided to withdrawl. Little did I know that because I had participated in the first class (the one that was just installing everything) I had forfieted the right to a full refund and General Assembly was going to walk away with a cool $400 of my money. My family's money. In the middle of a recession. For teaching me literally nothing.

    This is a company like any other and they will take your money if they can sell you the product. If you are able to learn on your own, do it. If you can afford to do a in-person intensive $16k class, do it. Though don't do this middling bs online course. You will regret it.
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    I did the GA Data Science Immersive course in September 2019.
    It was a complete career change, having spent 7 years in payroll and accounts payable, I was able to switch to a career in data. I am now a Data Engineer so I got the best outcome I could have wished for. 
    The facilities at GA Sydney are great, so many new people to meet with regular social events. There is a sparkling shared kitchen and work space areas. The staff are great.
    I think the curriculum needs to include more SQL as there is such a high demand for it in the market at the moment. 
    The job assistance program is also awesome and tailored individually.
    If you do an immersive course I would recommend committing 100% to it, study hard, go to lots of meet ups and do lots of pre-work and you are on to a winner!
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    Miykaelah Sinclair • UX Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    For the 3 years leading up to taking General Assembly's UX Design Immersive, I had been struggling to find the right career path for me, and I was searching for something that would help me upskill and make myself marketable as a job applicant. Prior to this program I had paid $1000s to career coaches, trying to get help with my resume and applying to jobs as project managers, but the results were lack-luster. 

    Then in October 2019, I looked at GA's UX program again, I compared it with other competitive programs in NYC for UX, and ultimately, I went with GA because of how long they've been doing this program, the price, the length of the program, and the career support. I'm 1 month out of the program, and as I am hustling in my career search at the moment, made extra difficult thanks to COVID, I have to say that GA prepared me so well for this hustle and for being a competitive candidate in the field. My resume, LinkedIn, and Portfolio site are all high quality and hit all the points that I've heard Recruiters and Hiring Managers talk about looking for in several career search panels I've visited since. 

    Our instructors were so knowledgeable, very approachable, and they created one of the best learning environments I've ever been in. If only college had been this fun. Also, GA creates a very high standard for creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, which I really appreciated. 

    I'd highly recommend this course to anyone considering making a career switch into UX. 
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    Brianna Jones • Freelance UX/UI Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I really enjoyed the experience of completing the UXD Immersive at General Assembly in downtown LA. I truly believe that the education I received there and the experience that I gained is worth every penny spent to make it happen. A month and some change later, I'm still job hunting (amidst a global pandemic) and I'm very well supported by the Outcomes team in staying focused and continuing to apply for jobs-- it's just not a great time to be out of work and seeking. I am glad that I took this course and will use the tools and methods I learned there throughout my career. 
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    February 6, 2020

    I quit the program in the last two weeks due to finding a job and poor execution by Management.  Our instructor changed three times and we had not one class on algorithms or Big-O notation, reasons I took the course.  They did not respond to my letter until after three emails.  

    LETTER BELOW

    Pluses
    First we’ll start with the positives from the physical to the logical and qualitative.

    Location
    The GA campus in DC is clean, serviceable and well stocked with excellent Frontlines support.  I would give it as near as 100% as possible.  Classrooms always have working projectors, enough seats and whiteboards.  Coffee, Peanut Butter and Jelly and tea bags are always plentiful.

    Outcomes
    The outcomes team gives the students most of the skills I learned in this industry at dozens of customers and clients over 20 plus years.  As much as the students complained about the long sessions to me, those that follow its rigors will secure a position quickly.

    Curricula
    The curricula as defined in the GA SEI Syllabus compares well with Flatiron, CodingDojo, Trilogy and others.

    Instruction
    All lead instructors seemed knowledgeable of the material covered.  All instructors were approachable and inviting of the material.

    Delivery
    The Google calendar was updated weekly with relatively accurate material to be presented and learned.  Labs and software functioned as expected.  Installfest saved the students trouble that they will quickly learn in the field.  Compatibility and libraries are key from development to deployment.
    Minuses
    Now, some constructive guidance

    Location
    Those stairs are extremely steep and elevator access restricted.   Heat in these historical buildings often has trouble on those frosty days.  This one is no different, a space heater or two might help if compliant ones are available.

    Outcomes
    Only one thing I might recommend here are interview dry runs.  We had one or two examples of interviews, and I imagine hiring panel next week will be equally excellent.  But as mentioned below, practice, practice practice!  All candidates I have ever met benefit from practicing the interview questions and the discomfort.  I mentor all of my charges in this area.  We even do professional development sessions on it.

    Curricula
    The curricula was not taught completely.  For example, one of the reasons, that I, an experienced Engineer chose GA were the Algorithms and Data Structures courses as shown in the screenshots below. 
    These courses were not available until after the course opened and even worse were never addressed.  This pattern of missing core material as we moved forward forms part of the basis for my letter and departure.

    Instruction
    Our lead instructor changed three times.  None of them covered all of the material separately or together.  For new students this gap will carry over into their new careers.  Although I mentioned this before and in tickets, it has not been addressed adequately.  It cannot be rectified at this late stage.  

    Delivery
    Furthermore there was often a lack of respect for the difficulties that the students faced.  Comments such as the students are “lazy,” “do not want to work,” or “do not like to read have been heard.”  While I encourage constructive criticism it must be backed by instructional excellence.

    Instructional Excellence
    Although very personable as a whole the instructional style was far too loose to give new students the comfort they need in this difficult, challenging and dynamic field.  Like sport and music, training for novices is about learning patterns and executing them repeatedly and in combination.  As the student grows, these patterns or katas inspire the artists to create their own symphonies.

    Not enough structure was provided for training the students muscle or neurological pathways to allow for confident improvisation.  This is my number one guidance.  When teaching new material it is vital that it is taught, demonstrated, practiced and reviewed.  Although much of the material had this character, it has not been consistent enough to train the students.  


     On my final day I was directly criticized for the instructional failures of this cohort.  I was told that I was pushing and telling the students what to do when in reality all that I did was:

    1. Describe the concept.
    2. Demonstrate the concept.
    3. Allow the students to choose issues to tackle.
    4. Reviewed them as a whole.

    The instructor who arrived later to try to guide us was disrespectful to me and to the classroom in his behavior.  

    Summary

    I chose GA over the alternatives for several reasons.  First, the curriculum met most of the baselines of each of the other bootcamps in the area, although it was slightly pricier, the vibe and location seemed worth it.  I was 100% accurate on the location and vibe, you are a warm and welcoming team that open your hearts to all students.

    Please structure the courses more.  I mentioned this in my ongoing tickets and this letter.  One of the lead instructors offers great answer and respond format.  He sometimes made the students uncomfortable, yet it was the type of discomfort of growth rather than pain.  Consistent training of your junior and lead instructors will ensure that the student learn the patterns better and all material is covered.

    Overall I have learned much from this program.  I attended to have a structure and milestones to meet in an immersive format.  This need was met.  I am glad that I took this program, but I wonder if the Trilogy program might be more structured.  Regardless, I thank you for this opportunity and look forward to seeing any of you in the field.

    Sincerely,
    Gouthum Karadi
  • The Honest Truth
    - 2/17/2020
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    Jason Moon • Web Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I took General Assembly with the intent to make a career pivot into the tech industry by thinking I was going to learn the tools to become a software engineer.  I ended up getting a role in Web Development. However, it was me, and mostly me, that set my path for this role.  General Assembly just provided a base. 

    I had learned a whole lot throughout this boot camp, that is for sure. But, we have to understand that people are paying up to 22K (through the catalyst program) to take this course for their life objectives. Not only is this is a massive financial commitment, it is a time commitment, and most importantly it is an emotional commitment. As the aspects of money and time are self explanatory, the emotional commitment might be the biggest one as the job search afterwards is by far the toughest task.

    Let's really take a step back here and think. Please understand this before you take ANY coding bootcamp. 

    12 weeks does not make a software engineer. I repeat. 12 weeks does not make a software engineer or a web developer or even a junior level developer. The reality is, General Assembly is a for profit school and they'll do everything in their power to get students to pay money and take their courses.

    I want to reiterate that I learned a lot. But, I quickly realized that this program is more worth it for people who have coding experience already and want to expand their skills and not for someone who wants to make a career transition into programming. I say this despite the program being advertised as this one way ticket to becoming a software engineer who will make six figures right off the bat. 

    The fact is: the curriculum brushes over fundamental computer science concepts that normally go a long way in the coding interviews and only touch base on several technologies rather than going in depth with them. This makes sense because you really only have 12 weeks to "become as software engineer" yet, I thought that some things could have been excluded from the curriculum so us students could be further educated on important topics.

    As for the instructors. Oh geez. They were great people but, dang do I felt like I really got ripped off on this aspect of the bootcamp. My cohort had two assistant teachers who took the course previously but have never had any professional development experience. But what was even more frustrating was that our global instructor, who was on a screen teaching multiple courses as at time, did not have any professional experience either! I would also ask him about certain advanced topics but he failed to guide me in them and ultimately was discouraging! It was such a joke that these instructors were so unqualified for their positions when students are putting in their souls into creating this professional transition. I almost felt cheated. Remember, as a student it's easy for someone to look good compared to you but in the end, it'll all unfold.

    Lastly, General Assembly is praised for their outcomes/job assistance. But to be straight up, our career coaches did not help much. I even heard of other students from the other programs complaining about their career coach not being responsive until a student got a job! Blasphemous. For all of you out there drooling at the fact that these bootcamps have "outcomes or job assistance", it really isn't too much help. A quick google search or a phone call from a friend will be a better choice for advice.

    Ultimately, General Assembly provided me a launch pad to boost my skills in development. However, I cannot recommend this to anyone with the price that they are asking of their students.

    I want everyone to understand this.

    You get yourself a job. Not a coding bootcamp.

    Good luck!

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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