What is JumpStart?

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. The first two-week session (JumpStart 1) culminates in a coding assessment, and the second two-week session (JumpStart 2) prepares you for the technical interview (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 by yourself - 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 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.


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