How should I decide which program is right for me (Web Development vs. Data Science)?

Web development and Data Science are both in-demand fields, but they’re very different! If you’re considering coming to Codeup, we recommend you think about these two questions: 1) what is your technical background? Our web development program doesn’t require any background, and has a faster ramp-up to admission, while Data Science requires background experience in math, stats, and programming. 2) What do you want to be working on daily? While some parts of the jobs will overlap, like writing in a programming language, most everything else is different. Web development will train you to build websites and applications, while Data Science will train you to draw insights from data sets. Still not sure? Talk with our Admissions Team!

Do I need to bring my own computer?

Yes. Students must provide their own Apple laptop capable of running the most recent operating system, with at least 4 GB of RAM for Web Development students and 8 GB of RAM for Data Science students. It doesn’t need to be brand new – many of our students have good luck with refurbished options. You do not need a laptop for the admissions process, you’d just need it by your first day of class. 

Do you offer any programs for children or teenagers?

We do not. We are a career accelerator looking to help adults transition into careers in tech. To enroll, students must be at least 17 years old. Our average student age is around 30 years old. However, we definitely encourage kids and teens to start exploring tech early!  We’re active partners with Youth Code Jam in San Antonio and there are many other great organizations who are dedicated to helping kids learn technical skills.

Do you offer a part-time program in the evenings or on weekends?

No. Both of our programs are full-time and in-person. We believe learning a new skill in an immersive, full-time environment is the most effective way to jump into a new career. Both software development and data science are challenging topics, 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-time programs, which asks students to turn their learning into a full-time job.

How do I know when I’m accepted into a Codeup program?

After applying online, be on the lookout for an email with the subject line “Codeup Admissions: Next steps”. After working through the admissions process, you’ll receive a phone call from an Admissions Manager letting you know if you’ve been accepted. If at any point you’re not sure of your application status, please don’t hesitate to reach out to admissions@codeup.com

Is there an admissions deadline?

Not exactly. For both our web development and Data Science programs, we have a rolling admissions process and accept qualified applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a class is full, we’ll start accepting students onto a waitlist. If you’re accepted but the class is full, your acceptance rolls over to the next start date. We also want to be sure you’re prepared and set up for success in class, including having time to get your tuition plan in place and working through our pre-work assignments. This means we generally do not accept new students into a class within two weeks of the start date. If you’re interested, start your application today! Apply today