Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the GW Coding, Online Coding, or Data Analytics Boot Camps? We have answers. Deciding to learn a new set of skills or change career paths can be a big step. It’s our job to help you decide if our courses are right for you.

We want to give our students the best boot camp experience possible, so it’s important to us that our students understand how our programs can help them find new jobs in web development or data analytics, or even to secure a promotion with their current company.

See some of our most Frequently Asked Questions below.

  • Our part-time program is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement. The part-time schedule allows you to continue working while studying at GW Coding Boot Camp.
  • Our full-time program is just that—full time—with classes Monday through Friday. Students can complete the full-time program at an accelerated pace.
  • Students can complete the part-time program in 6 months (24 weeks).
  • Students can complete the full-time program in 3 months (12 weeks).
  • Classes are held in-person in Arlington and in D.C. Visit our locations page for details.
  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching, including portfolio reviews, resume assistance, and technical interview training. In addition, we offer students experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their portfolio. Learn more about our career services.
  • While some background knowledge is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.
  • At GW Coding Boot Camp, it’s not about your experience, your resume or your degree—it’s about your passion and drive to succeed. Web development is tough work, and we look for students who are determined and willing to give the program their all in order to achieve life-changing results.
  • No, applicants do not need to be George Washington University students. This program is offered through the GW College of Professional Studies.
  • Our program has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving coding test. Those who pass the academic test will have a final interview with our academic department to determine if they are accepted into the program.
  • No, the only requirement is that you be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.
  • We offer the flexibility of a part-time program, allowing working professionals to study web development without leaving work, as well as a full-time program for those who want to complete the course at a faster pace.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • We employ first class instructors and provide a curriculum based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the market.
  • Our part-time program requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Our full-time program requires 20 hours of in-class time per week. You must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20-30* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to thrive in our Full-Time program.
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual core processor (64 bit).
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements,  please check with our admissions advisor first and they will make sure you’re good to go.
  • No costly textbooks required, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • Currently, George Washington University alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans.
  • Please call our admissions advisor at (202) 629-0252 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our student portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.
  • The cost of the part-time program is $10,000, the cost of the full-time program is $11,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.
  • Students access this dynamic boot camp 100% online, learning full-stack web development through engaging exercises, videos, project work, quizzes, and more. The flexible format allows students to personalize their schedule and study remotely at the time that works best for them each week.
  • Students benefit from collaboration with others in the community and receive extensive on-demand support and weekly mentorship with an industry professional as they work to become job-ready developers.
  • Yes. This online coding boot camp was designed for working adults, students, and busy professionals, allowing students to personalize their schedule from week to week.
  • Students will complete the online boot camp in 24 weeks.
  • The online coding boot camp offers students the exact same outcome. Because the experience and learning model is fundamentally different, it requires different types of curricula. Additionally, the online coding program teaches two primary languages — Ruby on Rails and JavaScript.
  • No, previous experience is not required. While having some background can help, our course will get you up to speed and ready to get started on day one.
  • Students, on average, have committed approximately 25-30 hours to the program each week. While every student is different, this time can vary. In the online coding boot camp format, the program can be completed whenever is convenient for the student as long as they have a computer and internet access.
  • Both boot camps teach the same thing first and foremost — how to think like and become a developer — but the online coding program starts with a different language, Ruby on Rails. Ruby is a useful starting language for self-paced students learning online coding for a few reasons:
    • It is more accessible and similar to English than many languages which make debugging easier
    • It has a robust online community for students to get help on their own (just like real developers!) in places like Stack Overflow
  • Students may be concerned about being isolated and not having the right support network in place when learning online. As part of the online coding boot camp, we’ve created a strong sense of community where you can engage and work with your peers, helping each other overcome problems, as it’s likely you’ll be working through the curriculum at roughly the same pace. Before your first day in the boot camp, you will be introduced to the other members of your cohort, and when you join the boot camp, you will be able to engage with other students through Slack. In addition to other students, you will have a network of staff members to keep you motivated and moving along. This includes TAs, mentors, and a Program Support Manager in addition to your Career Director and Profile Coach.
  • In our program, we have TAs who are available via Slack from 10am-10pm in your time zone who are ready, willing and able to help get you “unstuck.” They are also available on the weekends during daytime hours.
  • You will also be paired with a mentor who will meet with you for 24 1-hour 1:1s. The mentor is there to push you to the next level and to teach you “how to think like a developer.”
  • Students receive first access to the online platform on the first day of class. After creating an account, students are prompted to complete the Day One Survey for mentor matching. We perform the match on our end during the first week, and students are notified of their “match” once all student responses are received. All students are matched by the end of the first week.
  • A reliable computer is required for this course. Either Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual-core processor. If you’re unsure if your device meets the requirements, please check with our admissions advisor first and they will make sure you’re good to go.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop with the above-mentioned specifications.
  • Eastern Standard Time is the default time zone for online learning courses.
  • Students receive a non-credit professional certificate from GW’s College of Professional Studies, the only university-backed coding boot camp in Arlington.
  • We offer a part-time, flexible schedule that allows working professionals to study web development at their own personalized pace without leaving work.
  • Students benefit from professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on in-demand technologies needed for the competitive web development industry.
  • The cost of the online coding program is $10,000.
  • Classes are held in Arlington at the GW Graduate Education Center. Visit our locations and schedule page for upcoming start dates.
  • Yes, GW Data Analytics Boot Camp was designed to fit the needs of working professionals with convenient evening and weekend hours.
  • Students can complete the program in under six months (24 weeks).
  • Classes are held in-person in Arlington, VA. For more details, visit our locations page.
  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching, including portfolio reviews, resume assistance, and technical interview training. In addition, we offer students experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their portfolio. Learn more about our career services.
  • No programming experience is required. It is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s Degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.
  • No, applicants do not need to be GW students. This program is offered through the GW College of Professional Studies.
  • Our program has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving test. Those who pass the academic test will have a final interview with our academic department to determine if they are accepted into the program.
  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study data science and visualization without leaving their current job.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • We employ first class instructors and provide a curriculum based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the market.
  • Our program requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual-core processor (64 bit).
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 or later is also required.
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements, please check with our admissions advisor first and they will make sure you’re good to go.
  • No costly textbooks required, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • Currently, George Washington University alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans.
  • Please call our admissions advisor at (202) 803-5112 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our student portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.
  • The cost of the program is $10,000. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

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