Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of support can I expect?

Your Mentor

You'll have a weekly 30-minute video call with your mentor, who is an expert in the industry. They will provide you with guidance and accountability every week so that goals can be achieved successfully!

Community Teaching Assistants

Leverage the power of a dedicated teaching assistant to help you work through any challenges and receive detailed feedback on each project.

Career Coaches

You can begin working with a career coach during the program to map your career goals. They'll help with resume reviews, mock interviews, or job search strategies so that your next steps are planned out strategically!

Student Advisors

You can always count on our student advisors for help with any questions you might have about the program. They're here to answer all of your questions and provide tips that will support your goals!

Your Classmates

Working with your classmates is a great way to get feedback and work on projects together. You can form study groups and ask questions of each other as well to enhance the learning process.

How do I earn a certificate of completion?

Upon completing a bootcamp with National University, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Are these courses conducted online or in-person?

All you need to get started with our 100% online bootcamps is an internet connection!

Is this program full-time or part-time?

While most students spend 15-20 hours a week, our programs are designed to be completed on your own schedule. Due to the asynchronous nature of the programs, you can finish faster than average if you desire, while still getting the continued aid and support of our teams.

I’m interested in multiple programs and I don’t know which is the right fit. Who can help?

We know that you may have difficult questions about which program to choose. Our team of admissions managers will help guide your decision and find the right fit for what’s best suited not just now, but long-term as well!

A great way to get started on finding out more information is by filling out an application for any one of our available programs. We will schedule a call regarding whether you are a good match for the selected program and also help you find if there is a better program for your personal career goals.

Is this program really offered by National University?

Yes, this program is offered by National University and is powered by Springboard, an online-first global education provider.

This partnership allows learners to build and advance their technical skills while earning a professional certificate of completion from National University.

Don’t see your question here? Contact us!

If you are still feeling undecided our Admissions Managers can help. Find out if one of our bootcamps is right for you by reaching out to us at nu@career-bootcamp.com

Software Engineering Bootcamp

How long does this course take?

While the course length will vary depending on each student’s pacing; most students finish the course, and are job-ready, after 9 months of working between ~15-20 hours per week.

How does the admissions process work?

Spots are limited and we accept candidates on a rolling basis. We have a multi-step application process.

1. Interview via phone with an Admissions Director

If your application meets our criteria we will reach out by phone for a fit interview. This call will come from either a local area code or 415 area code number and is required to gain provisional acceptance into the program

2. Complete the technical skills survey

In addition to your phone interview, you are required to complete a brief knowledge gap survey before the program begins – most applicants can complete it in roughly half an hour. This survey will be sent via email and you should plan to complete it within 24 hours.

3. Reserve your seat

If you are accepted into our program you will be sent a link via email to register. Please fill out the required information within 24 hours. You can choose a start date, payment plan, and fill out your student profile. Once your enrollment is complete you will be eligible for mentor matching.

How do the tuition payments work?

We offer three payment options. Explore detailed payment options on the software engineering bootcamp page, or speak to an admissions director to learn more.

Monthly Plan: You pay month, only for the months you're enrolled.

Upfront payment: You pay a discounted total payment upfront.

Climb Credit loan*: If approved, you pay a $500-$700 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments while enrolled in the program. After that, you will pay monthly payments towards the loan principal.

Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

I need help with payments. Do you offer financing?

Yes! Finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If approved, you can start by paying as little as $63 - $168 per month.

How soon can I find a job?

We expect our students to find a job in software engineering within six months of course graduation. This course offers optional career units which can help prepare you by focusing on career components, such as successful job search strategies, building your network, crafting a resume tailored to software engineering, and building your LinkedIn profile. Your career coach will also work 1:1 with you to practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after actual job interviews, and help you negotiate your salary.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

Students who already have basic skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can test into an accelerated Core version of the curriculum.

If you don’t already know how to code, that is okay. You can learn everything you need to succeed in our Foundations+Core program. Regardless of your background, you are welcome to enroll in our program.

Cyber Security Bootcamp

How long does this course take?

It takes time and effort to become a cybersecurity professional, but our courses are designed to be completed on your own schedule. While the course length will vary depending on each student’s pacing; most students finish the course, and are job-ready, after 6 months of working ~15-20 hours per week.

How does the admissions process work?

Spots are limited and we accept candidates on a rolling basis. We have a multi-step application process.

1. Interview via phone with an Admissions Director

If your application meets our criteria we will reach out by phone for a fit interview. This call will come from either a local area code or 415 area code number and is required to gain provisional acceptance into the program

2. Complete the technical skills survey

In addition to your phone interview, you are required to complete a brief knowledge gap survey before the program begins – most applicants can complete it in roughly half an hour. This survey will be sent via email and you should plan to complete it within 24 hours.

3. Reserve your seat

If you are accepted into our program you will be sent a link via email to register. Please fill out the required information within 24 hours. You can choose a start date, payment plan, and fill out your student profile. Once your enrollment is complete you will be eligible for mentor matching.

How do the tuition payments work?

We offer three payment options. Explore detailed payment options on the cyber security bootcamp page, or speak to an admissions director to learn more.

Monthly Plan: You pay month, only for the months you're enrolled.

Upfront payment: You pay a discounted total payment upfront.

Climb Credit loan*: If approved, you pay a $500-$700 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments while enrolled in the program. After that, you will pay monthly payments towards the loan principal.

Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

I need help with payments. Do you offer financing?

Yes, you can apply for financing through our partner Climb Credit. Approved applicants can start by paying as little as $63 - $165 per month

How soon can I find a job?

We expect our students to find a job in cybersecurity within six months of course graduation. The final module of the course will help prepare you by focusing on career components, such as successful job search strategies, building your network, crafting a resume tailored to cybersecurity, and building your LinkedIn profile. Your career coach will also work 1:1 with you to practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after actual job interviews, and help you negotiate your salary.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

To ensure a successful course experience, we require that all students are at least 18 years old and strongly proficient in English.

UI/UX Design Bootcamp

How long does this course take?

While the course length will vary depending on each student’s pacing; most students finish the course, and are job-ready, after 9 months of working roughly 10 hours per week. It is possible to finish sooner if you:

  • Possess a high proficiency in design thinking

  • Have more time per week to devote to the curriculum

  • Manage your time and study schedule efficiently

How does the admissions process work?

We take an interest in each of our students and want to help you achieve your career goals. The first step in that process is making sure you have the information you need to start on the right path and choose the best course to get you there.

Our application process evaluates your visual skills, analytical thinking, and ability to empathize with users to synthesize and generate ideas. Don’t worry if your answers aren’t perfect, we simply want to get to better know your instincts in each of these areas.

You must also demonstrate English fluency which will be determined by the admissions team.

There are only three steps to get started on your journey to becoming a UI/UX designer:

  1. Submit your application: Fill out our application to start the process. There is no fee, and you can expect a response within 2-3 business days.

  2. Fit Interview: Our admissions team will interview you to determine where you are at in regards to visual skills, analytical thinking, and your ability to empathize with users to synthesize and generate ideas.

  3. Reserve your spot: If you are accepted into our program you will be sent a link via email to register. You will be able to choose a start date, payment plan, and fill out your student profile. Once your enrollment is complete you will be eligible for mentor matching.

How do the tuition payments work?

We offer three payment options. Explore detailed payment options on the UI/UX design bootcamp page, or speak to an admissions director to learn more.

Monthly Plan: You pay month, only for the months you're enrolled.

Upfront payment: You pay a discounted total payment upfront.

Climb Credit loan*: If approved, you pay a $500-$700 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments while enrolled in the program. After that, you will pay monthly payments towards the loan principal.

Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

I need help with payments. Do you offer financing?

Yes, you can apply for financing through our partner Climb Credit. Approved applicants can start by paying as little as $63 - $165 per month.

How soon can I find a job?

We expect our students to find a job in UI/UX design within six months of course graduation. The final module of the course will help prepare you by focusing on career components, such as successful job search strategies, building your network, crafting a resume tailored to UI and UX design, and building your LinkedIn profile. Your career coach will also work 1:1 with you to practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after actual job interviews, and help you negotiate your salary.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

Our program welcomes all backgrounds so long as you possess the critical skills needed for cross-functional design teams. If you have strong visual, creative, and communication skills you should apply today.

Data Analytics Bootcamp

How long does this course take?

We expect most students will complete the course in 6 months studying between 15-20 hours per week. The curriculum is built to teach you the skills needed to land a job. 

How does the admissions process work?

Spots are limited and we accept candidates on a rolling basis. We have a multi-step application process.

1. Interview via phone with an Admissions Director

If your application meets our criteria we will reach out by phone for a fit interview. This call will come from either a local area code or 415 area code number and is required to gain provisional acceptance into the program

2. Complete the technical skills survey

In addition to your phone interview, you are required to complete a brief knowledge gap survey before the program begins – most applicants can complete it in roughly half an hour. This survey will be sent via email and you should plan to complete it within 24 hours.

3. Reserve your seat

If you are accepted into our program you will be sent a link via email to register. Please fill out the required information within 24 hours. You can choose a start date, payment plan, and fill out your student profile. Once your enrollment is complete you will be eligible for mentor matching.

How do the tuition payments work?

We offer three payment options. Explore detailed payment options on the data analytics bootcamp page, or speak to an admissions director to learn more.

Monthly Plan: You pay month, only for the months you're enrolled.

Upfront payment: You pay a discounted total payment upfront.

Climb Credit loan*: If approved, you pay a $500-$700 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments while enrolled in the program. After that, you will pay monthly payments towards the loan principal.

Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

I need help with payments. Do you offer financing?

Yes! Finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If approved, you can start by paying as little as $49 - $132 per month.

How soon can I find a job?

Within the course, optional career units are offered. You can also work 1:1 with your career coach to create a successful job search strategy, build your network, craft a data analytics resume and LinkedIn profile, practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after actual job interviews, and negotiate your salary. We expect you can land a job within six months of course graduation.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

This bootcamp is designed to transform beginners in data analytics into technically advanced data analysts. Prerequisites for the bootcamp include:

  • English fluency (spoken and written), as determined by interactions with the admissions team 

  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • 2 years of professional work experience working regularly with office, design, or programming tools

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