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Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Mission

We exist to create a community of builders, each equipped with the skills and tools necessary to breathe life into ideas, whether as entrepreneurs or as software engineers.

General

  • What is DigitalCrafts?

    DigitalCrafts is an Accelerated Learning Program (more affectionately known as a code school or coding bootcamp). Basically, we turn beginners into full stack software engineers through two intensive classroom formats: our full-time "Full Stack Immersive" program, and our part-time "Full Stack Flex" program.

    Both programs are available through our Atlanta Campus, which is located in the Atlanta Tech Village in Buckhead. Our Full Stack Immersive program is available through our Houston Campus, which is located in the new Headquarters Building in EaDo. We'll be bringing the Flex program to Houston as soon as possible!

  • Am I guaranteed to find a job upon graduation?

    We do not offer any job guarantees. That said, graduates will have exposure to our employer network, interview training, algorithmic practice, continuing education opportunities through our electives, and personalized feedback on resumes, portfolios, projects, and cover letters.

    Our Student Services Team does everything in our power to help our students find the best jobs possible, but success in the job market takes a significant commitment from both DigitalCrafts and the job seeker. The most successful students work diligently throughout the course and take that work ethic with them into their job search. It’s important to understand success in the job market is the result of hard work, persistence, and continued practice. Don’t think you can stop learning just because you graduated!

  • I’m from out of town, what are my options?

    We love getting the opportunity to show newcomers around our great cities! While we don't currently offer housing to students, we're happy to make suggestions or introduce you to other students from out of town if you're interested in a roommate.

    If you're concerned about applying remotely, have no fear! We'll work with you to schedule a remote interview. We are high tech after all!

  • How much is tuition?

    Full Stack Immersive: Base tuition for our 16-week full-time program is $12,950. Once you’ve completed the application process and been officially accepted into the program, a $1,000 deposit is required to secure your seat.

    Full Stack Flex: Base tuition for 6-month, part-time Flex program is $9,500. Once you’ve completed the application process and been officially accepted into the program, a $1,000 deposit is required to secure your seat.

    Electives: Tuition for our evening electives is an additional $1,000 for Immersive students and interested alumni. Due to the nature of an evening program, Flex students may not enroll in an elective at the same time as class, but may do so as a graduate.

  • Is financing available?

    Yes! We’ve partnered with Skills Fund to provide affordable financing options (3 or 5 year fixed-rate loans) for our students. Reach out to learn more. You can give us a holler at hello@digitalcrafts.com or (833) 327 - 2387.

    There are also plenty of options outside of our partnerships, such as WeFinance, Upstart, GoFundVeterans, SoFi, or asking your employer to help fund your education. It never looks bad to ask for more training, and you might just be surprised by what you hear!

    Please note: if you are accepted and intend to finance your tuition through one of our financing partners, you will need to be approved as a borrower and submit your deposit to officially secure your seat in class. Due to the nature of the loan terms, the deposit may not be eligible for financing.

  • What about scholarships?

    Part of our mission as a school is to make a career in software as accessible as possible to the underrepresented, the highly gifted, and the veterans who keep our country safe. To this end, we are proud to offer various scholarships to assist women, minorities, veterans, and builders with especially inspiring stories take hold of their careers.

    Each scholarship recipient may be awarded $500 - $1,000 in credit toward total tuition. Please note: many students apply for a scholarship, so an application doesn't guarantee an award! Students may apply for a scholarship once they've successfully completed the admissions process and been accepted into one of our Immersive or Flex programs.

    • Diversity Scholarship
    • Military Personnel Scholarship
    • Builder Scholarship

  • Can I use the GI Bill, 529 funds, the Workforce Investment Act towards tuition?

    Unfortunately, DigitalCrafts doesn't currently qualify for the GI Bill, 529 funds, or WIA assistance.

  • May international students enroll? What about visa sponsorship?

    International students are welcome to apply to and enroll in our program. We've had students join us from all over!

    Unfortunately, we cannot assist with or sponsor student visas. That said, if you can legally attend one of our campuses for the duration of class, you're welcome to join us!

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    Application

  • What level of experience do I need?

    Our curriculum is crafted with beginners in mind, so...none. That said, once accepted, you will be required to complete 2+ weeks of prerequisite assignments to ensure each student arrives on the first day with a strong understanding of basic programming fundamentals. You will also be asked to learn some basic Javascript concepts in order to prepare for your code challenge during the admissions process.

  • Can I visit before I apply?

    Of course, you're welcome to visit either of our campuses and meet the team before or after you submit an application. If a class is in session, you may even get a look at our builders in action!

  • Are there any equipment requirements?

    Full Stack Immersive: Yes, Immersive students are required to use a Mac. Most professional developers use Macs these days, which means a lot of great developer tools are built specifically for Mac. Plus, Mac comes with Unix already installed, and if a student with a Windows machine were to encounter a problem, it would be difficult and time consuming for our instructor to troubleshoot. Minimum Specs: Any Macbook (Standard, Pro, or Air) with Apple's latest OS installed that runs smoothly.

    Full Stack Flex: We strongly recommend Macs for Flex students, but it isn't required. For the reasons mentioned above, we believe Macs are better for development, but we also understand working professionals may have no choice but to continue to use their Windows machine. Please note: if you bring a Linux or Windows computer to class, it may be a bit more difficult for our instructor to help solve OS issues outside of the code itself.

  • What is the application process like?

    1) Apply Online
    2) Informal Interview
    3) Code Challenge


    The admissions process is the same for both the Immersive and Flex programs. After you submit an application, a member from our admissions team will be in touch shortly. Should your application qualify, we'll schedule an informal interview to better get to know one another and to ensure our program is the right fit for your goals and expectations. While we prefer that interviews be in-person, we'll work with you if you'd prefer to complete the admissions process remotely. If everything seems like a good fit, we'll provide a Javascript code challenge along with learning resources and instructions.

    If you're a true beginner, don't be deterred, just brush up on the topics assigned and you'll be fine! We've found that requiring a little extra effort from prospective students is the most effective way to ensure applicants have the motivation necessary to successfully complete (and enjoy) our rigorous curriculum.

    We typically make admissions decisions in groups at the midpoint and end of each month. If accepted, you will receive an official acceptance letter, as well as a welcome packet containing additional course information and prerequisite work assignments.

  • How can I ace the interview?

    Take your time with the application. First impressions are important in the job search, and if your application shows a general lack of effort, we assume your classroom work will as well. We’re looking for motivated, bright people who are sincere in their desire to learn and build. Demonstrate that you’re a nice person with the aptitude and drive to succeed, and you’ll be just fine!

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    Curriculum & Class

  • What is the difference between the Immersive and the Flex programs?

    The Full Stack Immersive program is a full-time, in-person classroom experience. Students are working full-time on classwork, so holding down a full-time job outside of class is impossible. The Full Stack Flex program is the part-time version of our Immersive program, and is designed for the working professional. Both cover full stack web development, with a focus on JavaScript, Node.js, and Python. The Flex program covers the same material over an extended period in the evenings and on weekends, and relies more heavily on assigned work outside of the classroom. Both include the same level of career support for those that opt-in.

    For more information on our two programs, visit the Full Stack Immersive page or the Full Stack Flex page.

    Please note: The Full Stack Flex program is only available in our Atlanta campus at this time.

  • Is there any pre-work required before class starts?

    Yes, once you are enrolled and have secured your seat in class, you will receive a collection of pre-work assignments that should be completed before class. Pre-work is designed to make sure all of our students arrive on day 1 with a basic understanding of programming fundamentals.

  • Will I be provided with any hardware or software?

    We provide every student with a desk and a 21.5" external monitor to keep the code flowing!

    All of the software you’ll need for class is free. That said, there are a few paid software suites that are always handy, and we’ve secured several sponsorships and discounts for our students just in case.

    iOS Mobile Development Elective: All of the necessary software is free, but Apple does require an annual $100 “Apple Developer” fee to submit to the Apple Store. This is not required.

    UI/UX Design Elective: You may be required to purchase a license for Sketch, an industry-standard design tool. Sketch costs $50 after our 50% student discount.

  • How many students are in each class?

    Our average class size is currently 14.4 students. If an instructor wants help with a full class, we bring on teaching assistant(s) as well. Each additional student means additional time spent troubleshooting, and we pride ourselves on running a very efficient and effective learning environment.

  • How much time does this take? What am I committing to?

    Full Stack Immersive: The Immersive program is 16 weeks*, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Immersive students may also choose to participate in one of our evening electives, which are twice per week from 5:30-7:30pm. Duration of electives may vary with the subject but are typically 7 weeks (see The Program page). In addition, homework may be assigned to further concepts learned in class.

    Full Stack Flex: The Flex program takes 6 months to complete, and meets in the evenings on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If you miss a class, you will have access to a recording to ensure you don't fall behind.

    The idea is to work your tail off for the full class period and beyond. Don’t plan any vacations and be ready to put your social life on hold. Learning a new craft in such a condensed amount of time is difficult, but it is certainly possible and well worth the necessary effort if you truly want it.

    *Class may miss certain days for holidays or otherwise, as indicated in the schedule on our website.


  • What is the attendance policy?

    We require students to attend every class throughout our programs, but we know sometimes life gets in the way. If you rack up too many absences, you may find yourself too far behind to qualify for a certificate upon graduation and representation on the job market. Reach out if you already have plans that can't be changed. We'll try to work with you.

    You can find any exceptions to a particular cohort's schedule (holidays, etc) on "The Program" page.

  • Are there grades? Will I receive a certificate upon graduation?

    Students who successfully complete either of our programs will receive a certificate of completion. Students who opt in and successfully complete an evening elective will have that accomplishment reflected on their certificate as well. Think of it as a "minor."

    While we may not grade every project like a traditional school, this is ultimately a pass or fail course. If a student is admitted but doesn’t put forth the effort required throughout the program, they may not qualify for a certificate upon graduation.