Note: This is a 4 week part-time course that runs Monday-Thursday (classes falling on holidays e.g. President's Day, Memorial Day, etc. will be rescheduled)
Bootcamp Prep is for any student who's interested in applying to an elite coding bootcamp, such as the Software Engineering Immersive program at Fullstack Academy, and desires to acquire the programming skills needed to pass the coding assessment and technical interview.
What is the Admissions Process like for Bootcamp Prep?
There are 2 components of admissions for Bootcamp Prep:
Several short application questions (completed when submitting a deposit)
A short Coding Admissions Assessment (completed after submitting the deposit)
Submit a $450 deposit, along with admissions questions, in order to reserve a spot in your desired Bootcamp Prep cohort.
After you take the assessment, Fullstack will get back to you in a few days to inform you of your assessment performance.
If you pass the test and are accepted, your spot in Bootcamp Prep will be confirmed and you will be ready to start class on Day 1.
If you do not pass the test, you will have the option to defer to the next Bootcamp Prep cohort (free of charge), or you can choose to receive a full refund of your deposit.
If you have any questions about this process, please email email@example.com.
What are the pre-requisites for this course?
When do we meet?
- One Bootcamp Prep course is offered every month.
- Monday thru Friday for 4 consecutive weeks
- 6:40PM - 9:40PM
What is the curriculum?
As a student in Bootcamp Prep, you’ll be taught by professional software engineers with many years of experience.
You’ll come to our Chicago campus 4 nights a week, for 4 consecutive weeks. There is also remote work to be completed on the off-nights. The class is a mix of instruction followed by practical workshops designed to solidify your understanding of each concept.
- Nested loops
- Nested conditional statements
- Test specs (Jasmine)
- How the web works
- The call stack
- How to master coding challenges
There is a total of 60 hours of classroom work delivered over 16 classes.
What is the tuition?
Tuition for this course is $2,750. An initial deposit of $450 is required to reserve your spot in this cohort. The remainder of the tuition is paid on the first day of class. We accept all major credit cards and checks.
The early bird discount deducts $1,000 from the overall cost, and the semi-early bird deducts $500.
For a limited time, Fullstack has partnered with 1871 Chicago to offer automatic $2,000 scholarships for admitted students to Chicago's Bootcamp Prep. You can visit the scholarship page for more information.
Note: The 1871 Chicago scholarship and the Early Bird Discount do not combine.
Does completing Bootcamp Prep guarantee me a spot in the immersive program at Fullstack Academy?
Although this course prepares you for the Fullstack admissions process, completion of the course does not guarantee acceptance to our immersive program. You will still need to complete the same coding assessment and interview process as all other Fullstack applicants.
If you get accepted into the Fullstack immersive program, then $2,250 of the tuition from this course will count towards your tuition for the immersive program. This also applies to tuition for Fullstack's partner school, Grace Hopper Academy.
Note: If you received the 1871 Chicago scholarship for Bootcamp Prep, your tuition remainder will roll-over.
How does the "Coding Bootcamp Guarantee" work?
If you successfully complete Bootcamp Prep, you should be prepared for admission into one of the following schools. If you are not able to gain admission to any of those schools after applying, we will refund 100% of your tuition.
- Coding Dojo
- Dev Bootcamp
- Flatiron School
- Fullstack Academy
- General Assembly
- Grace Hopper Academy
- Hack Reactor
- Launch Academy
- Turing School
What do I need to bring?
Students must bring a functioning laptop to class. Macs are preferred, however Windows machines are acceptable. You will also need to complete roughly 10 hours of pre-work before the first day of class.
Where can I find more details?
More details on Fullstack Academy and the Bootcamp Prep course can be found here: