Application Process Details:
Step 1. Apply
The first step in the HackerYou Application Process is…to apply! You can submit an application anytime via this page. There are no longer official deadlines to apply for our bootcamp (so apply as soon as you’re ready!) and you can apply anytime for any bootcamp within the next year (for example, you can apply today for any bootcamp that starts between today and this date next year). We are able to offer Early Acceptances to qualified candidates, so there is a benefit to applying early!
Please take time with your application! We ask these questions for a reason. Your application will be considered throughout the application process, and an application that doesn’t include enough details may be rejected.
Step 2. Video Interview
If you’re selected to move forward to the next step, you’ll receive an invitation to complete a Video Interview, and you have three days to complete it. During the interview, you’ll be asked a variety of questions – both oral and written – and you’ll record your answers for us to review within a few days.
Bring energy and enthusiasm to your answers! There aren’t always “right” or “wrong” responses to our questions – we want to see how you think through your answers. Show us who you are and what you’re about! This is also the stage where we’ll ask a few important questions to ensure you are eligible for the bootcamp.
Step 3. Technical Assessment
We also want to get a sense of your HTML & CSS skills. They don’t have to be perfect! And people have been admitted to the bootcamp without extensive knowledge of HTML & CSS. It all depends on what else you bring to the table.
We’ll send you an email with some instructions for you to follow. Essentially, you’ll be required to try and replicate an image of a website using HTML & CSS and make it responsive. You can use the internet as a resource, so part of what we’re assessing is your ability to google things (a critical developer skill). You have a week to complete our technical assessment.
Step 4. One-on-one In-Person or Video Interview
Based on your application, your video interview and your tech challenge, you may be invited to the final stage of our application process: an in-person or video interview with Sarah, our Manager of Career Services. It’s her job to ensure 100% of our graduates get jobs, so she’s keen to meet as many bootcamp applicants as possible. The interview is her chance to get to know you a little better, follow up on anything you mentioned in your application that she’s like more info about, and also check in on a few important details that are critical to success in our program. In some cases, you might also be invited to interview with our CEO, Heather. She’s been involved in selecting students since Day 1, so she knows what she’s looking for.
Step 5. Acceptances
If we choose you as one of our “early acceptances”, you’ll find out that you’ve been accepted to HackerYou shortly after your interview with Sarah, even if it’s for a bootcamp in the distant future. If you’re not chosen for an early acceptance spot, you’ll have to wait a little longer for the official word, but during that time we encourage you to continue improving yourself as an applicant, especially by continuing to develop your coding skills. If you’re informed that you haven’t been selected, you can re-apply anytime, including right away! We’ll just ask you what has changed since you last applied, and we’re looking for an answer that shows us undeniable proof that you’ve progressed as an applicant. Upon acceptance of our offer to join, you’ll be sent our enrolment contract to sign, and then you’ll receive an invoice for a 50% deposit (plus $250 registration fee). Once your deposit is paid, you’re all set! The balance is due one month before your bootcamp kicks off.
Again, if at any point in the process you are not selected to move forward or opt not to continue, know that you can re-apply at any time. We absolutely encourage it!
If you have any questions at all about HackerYou’s bootcamp application process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.