How to Apply
How to Apply
Okay, you’re ready to take the leap and apply to Vancouver Coding School! We are excited to be on this journey with you and are here to help you every step of the way. If you get stuck or have questions at any point in the process, get in touch..
To make submitting your application as straightforward as possible, we’ve written up this guide that explains each phase of the process. We’ve also included some tips on how to prepare for and ace the interviews and entrance test.
To find out which course is right for your experience level, check out the topics and prerequisites for each of our courses. If you’re starting from scratch, check out this list of online resources for learning the basics of coding.
Once you’ve picked which option fits your goals, here are the steps you’ll go through for the application and enrollment process/
Step 1: The Application
If you’re ready to submit your application for a course, let us know! In your message, please include:
- Name of the course you want to apply for
- Start and end dates
We’ll respond within one to two business days with a link for you to set up a phone call with an Admissions Advisor. This link will include a few questions to help us get a better understanding of your experience and goals. Once you hit submit, your phone call will be booked with the Admissions Advisor who will call you at your preferred time and date.
Step 2: The Phone Interview
The initial phone interview is a 15-30 minute conversation where you can learn more about the courses we offer. During this time, we also get a better idea of your goals and help you figure out how to reach them.
For the phone interview, be prepared to discuss:
- Your background
- Any previous experience with coding (including online tutorials)
- Why you are interested in Vancouver Coding School
- What you hope to get out of the experience
- Your long term goals
Step 3: Pre-work and The Entrance Test
If you’re applying to Code 201, we’ll guide you through signing up for 102 to work through the pre-work in a structured classroom setting. Otherwise, if you feel fairly comfortable you can work through the pre-work online on your own. If you decide to self-study, your Admissions Advisor will send you a link to get started on the course work.
Regardless of which method you choose, both will conclude with an entrance test designed to test your comprehension of the pre-work. During the initial phone interview your Admissions Advisor will discuss all relevant timelines as it pertains to your entrance test due date.
This is the end of the Code 201 and Code 301 application process. At this point, we’ll review your submitted evaluation and let you know if you are accepted into the course. If you aren’t quite ready for the course you’ve selected, we’ll help place you in the course that best matches your skill level, or tell you what you need to do to get to your desired course level.
Step 4: The Final Interview
If you are testing directly into a Code 401 course, the final step is an in-person technical interview. At this point, you’ll get a chance to explain the code you submitted. You may also be quizzed on the stack you’re applying to and your skill set to make sure that you’re ready for the intensity and advanced level of the course ahead.
Please bring your laptop for this interview, and be prepared to explain your process in solving problems and make changes to your code based on your interviewer’s suggestions. You’ll also be asked about your long-term goals, any other programming languages you have experience with, and your familiarity with computer science terms and concepts. If you aren’t local, your interview can be completed over Skype.
How to Reserve Your Spot
Going through the application process is completely commitment-free, so if at any point in the process you decide that this isn’t the right path for you, just let us know.
Code 101: If you’re ready to take Code 101, you can sign up directly for a date and location that works for you. No application necessary!
Code 102: If you are ready to move beyond the concepts covered in Code 101, come work with experienced developers who can help guide you through your learning in Code 102. You’ll receive 30 hours of instruction as you blast through the prework for Code 201, while getting a tour of the tools and techniques of modern developers. You can sign up directly for a date and time that works for you. No application necessary!
Spots go fast, and your seat is saved as soon as you register.
Code 201, Code 301, & Code 401: Your seat is saved in these courses when you’ve received your acceptance email, signed your contract, and paid your deposit. Insider tip: Apply as early as possible. This not only gives you time to go through the complete application and interview process, but also allows time to plan finances, complete the prework, and arrange your work schedule before the start of class.
If you are currently enrolled in a course (or are a previous student) and would like to continue on through the program, please send us your preferred course, start date. Direct enrollment depends on capacity and successful completion of the previous course.
Start Your Application
Ready to apply for an upcoming course? We have Admissions Advisors ready to help you through the process! Start your application below by filling in the name and start date of the course you’re applying for. Please include your phone number in case we are unable to reach you via email.