JumpStart is a free program meant to give you the best opportunity for acceptance into App Academy (only 20% of applicants are invited to JumpStart). At JumpStart, you'll have the opportunity to work through our admissions steps in-person at App Academy over two, two-week long sessions. Each two-week session culminates in a coding assessment, covering the prep material for Step 1 and Step 2 in the admissions process (see diagram below).
How JumpStart fits into the admissions process:
App Academy’s admissions process has 3 steps (see below). We provide you with a unique curriculum to prepare for each step (Step 1 and Step 2 curriculum). The first two steps may be completed at App Academy via our JumpStart program and/or remotely via a computer - the decision is yours!
You are not required to attend JumpStart, and you may choose to complete any step of the curriculum at JumpStart or remotely on your own (so you can attend either 0, 1, or 2 JumpStart sessions).
Please note: If you prepare for Step 2 at App Academy you will take an in-person assessment rather than an online technical interview. Also, if you were to not pass at any step, we provide additional opportunities to re-take that step.
If you have additional questions, send us a message.