Applying and Preparing for Codeup

No! We have rolling admissions, so we take qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications close when the program is full, so apply early!
Nope! Although, folks with some experience are certainly welcome 🙂 Our immersive training program is designed for people with no prior coding experience. If you are accepted, we will give you a list of online resources to study, as well as 30-50 hours of Prework that you will be expected to complete before your first day at Codeup. If you do have some coding experience, that’s great, but not necessary for our program.
Our ideal candidate is motivated, professional, and enjoys solving problems! We want people who are hungry to learn, ready to work hard, and excited to work as developers
At this time, we only offer our Full-Stack Career Accelerator. We believe learning to code is best done in an immersive, full-time environment. Programming is challenging, and to be successful, you’ll need a brain that’s not exhausted from a long day at work. Part-time options simply aren’t as effective as our Full-Stack Career Accelerator, which asks students to turn their learning into a full-time job.
After applying online, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview, conduct a visit, and complete testing. We will let you know very quickly if you are accepted! We try to be very open about this process and will happily share the rationale behind our admissions decisions.
We do not provide housing, but are happy to help students from our of town find a place! Students have had the best luck with Airbnbs.
We do not. Our Full-Stack Career Accelerator is open to all students, ages 17+. However, we definitely encourage kids and teens to start coding ASAP! You might check out VentureLab, which provides tech and entrepreneurship camps for youth.
Yes. Students must provide their own Apple laptop running at least Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9.X) and have a minimum of 4GB of RAM.

During the Program

Optional office hours begin at 8 AM, with our instructors in the space to work 1:1 with students. Class begins at 9 AM, and will bounce between lecture and lab hours with breaks throughout. Lunch is from 12:30-1:30. Class resumes at 1:30 and goes until 5 PM. After class, there is an additional office hour with our instructors until 6 PM.
It is best that you do not work during the Full-Stack program. Instruction time is from 9am-5pm daily. We have morning (8am-9am) and afternoon (5pm-6pm) study hall with instructors on-hand everyday of the week. Then, there is the homework and labs. Our job is to make you a kick-butt developer in a short period of time, so that means it is going to be intense. We won’t tell you what you can or can’t do, but we highly recommend limiting outside engagements during the program. Work and personal commitments tend to be the biggest interruptions to successfully completing our program!
We keep the ratio of students to instructors as low as possible. Usually, each cohort of 20-28 students has 2-3 instructors. Each class will also have 1-2 student fellows (former Codeup students) who will help out as teaching assistants!
We operate at the heart of the startup ecosystem in downtown San Antonio. Come visit us at 600 Navarro St. #350, San Antonio, TX 78205! We are located right next to La Panaderia.
Check out our Full-Stack program syllabus for all the details! We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, Java, Spring, and MySQL.
This isn’t HVAC a repair. Programming is a world in constant flux. What’s used in industry today often wasn’t even invented a decade ago. What is used today will not be popular ten or even five years from now.

Instead of worrying about a particular stack, we focus on turning you into a well-rounded professional software developer. You’ll be set to go out, learn and work on whatever technology an employer throws at you.

That being said, we constantly improve our curriculum to respond to industry trends and demands. We are in close communication with our employer partners to teach updated technologies!

We will talk about development approaches, good practices, and more. Our instructors (and our founders!) have been on real-world software engineering teams, so we know our stuff. Finally, we will work with you on interview and presentation skills so you can wow potential employers.This isn’t HVAC a repair. Programming is a world in constant flux. What’s used in industry today often wasn’t even invented a decade ago. What is used today will not be popular ten or even five years from now.

Instead of worrying about a particular stack, we focus on turning you into a well-rounded professional software developer. You’ll be set to go out, learn and work on whatever technology an employer throws at you.

Post-Codeup

The value of Codeup spans technical knowledge of web development, careers beginning at $45K, a close family of your Codeup classmates, a network of developers and technology professionals to connect with, and career preparation. Visit Codeup.com/mystory to learn more about life after Codeup and the opportunities you’ll find!
Most graduates become entry-level professional programmers with titles like Web Developer, Front-end Developer or Software Engineer. Others get tech roles such as Quality Assurance, Documentation Engineer or Support Engineer. Some graduates use their newfound knowledge to take tech-related roles like Sales Engineer or Project Manager.
Students work at a range of companies, form small startups to large corporations. Our biggest hiring partners are USAA, Accenture and HEB, but we have plenty of grads go to smaller companies out of Geekdom and around downtown.
Email us at info@codeup.com or give us a call at 210-802-7289! You’ll talk with our Director of Partnerships so we can best fit your needs. You’ll be first in line to see our graduates, and we’ll prominently display your logo on our website alongside our other partner employers.
We do two things:

1) We “teach you how to fish.” We work with you on how to manage your career at a high level and also drill down on the mechanics of marketing yourself to employers. This includes things like creating resumes, building online profiles, and managing social media. The benefit of this arrangement is that you can use this information for the rest of your career.

2) We “help you find fish now.” We have dedicated staff members whose job is to find currently available job positions and to connect our graduates with potential employers. A number of companies have hired three, four, or more of our students. In addition, we have over 100 partner employers who have publicly said they’ll take a look at our graduates.

Many applicants have told us they want to start their own business. If a student decides to start or operate their own business and/or do consulting, they are no longer eligible for the tuition reimbursement guarantee.
Demo Day is when graduates’ job hunts begin! You’ll start working on locating employment after Demo Day while continuing with our Postwork. This is a set of challenges that you do while interviewing and applying for positions. We welcome you to come to Codeup to work on the Postwork with your fellow grads.
Each student will graduate with a working, well-engineered project completed. This might be writing a Twitter clone or doing the same for another well-known website. If you were sponsored by an employer, you may produce a project of value for them. We work with you to identify an appropriate capstone project.
Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion. We believe (and our partner employers agree) that what matters is what people can do — not what grade, diploma, or label they have. Programming is more like architecture or design, where people come to interviews with a portfolio. Codeup is about you developing the ability to actually make stuff with code. It’s your responsibility to invest in yourself to grow those skills. We put our money where our mouth is, as we refund 1/2 of the program tuition if you do not get a job within 6 months. Grades on quizzes, projects and written code are used to monitor your progress through the curriculum, but don’t matter beyond the program 🙂

Paying for Codeup

Yes. We take a $1,000 deposit to lock in your space in the program.
Yes! Through our 2 lending partners, we offer up to 100% financing of the program tuition. Once you are accepted, we can send you the application for financing.
We offer scholarships to women, veterans, first responders, and people relocating to San Antonio for the program. Visit our Scholarships page for more information on eligibility and application!
No :/ Pell Grants are designed for conventional educational institutions like colleges. We’re not college!
Yes! Your GI bill can cover up to 100% of your Codeup tuition, as well as a sizable living stipend.
We provide all necessary materials and access to Geekdom during the program, except for a Mac laptop and parking expenses. A used MacBook can be bought starting at $800.

Still Have Questions? Email us at info@codeup.com or call us at 210-802-7289!

What is the next step if I’m interested to learn more? Call/email or come downtown and check out our space in person.