Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Vanderbilt University Coding, Online CodingData Analytics, Cybersecurity, or FinTech Boot Camp? We’re here to answer.

  • Classes begin quarterly in Nashville. Please visit our locations and schedule page for details.
  • Part-time classes are held Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Full-time classes are held Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • 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 advancing your skills.
  • Our full-time program is immersive with classes Monday through Friday. Students complete the full-time program at an accelerated pace.
  • Students can complete the part-time program in 6 months.
  • Students can complete the full-time program in 3 months.
  • 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.
  • We believe the main criterion for success in our program is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning web development is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants 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 VU students. This program is offered through Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University School of Engineering in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.
  • 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 assessment.
  • 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.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Nashville 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 FT 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.
  • 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, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • Currently, VU alumni and employees are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans.
  • Please call our admissions advisor at (615) 200-1138 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.

Our part-time program costs $10,995, and our full-time program costs $11,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Central Time Zone is the default time zone for online learning courses.

    The cost of the program is $10,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

    • Students receive a Certificate of Completion from Vanderbilt University, the only university-backed coding boot camp in Nashville.
    • 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 coursework 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.
    • Yes, our 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 advancing your skills.
    • Students can complete the part-time program in 6 months (24 weeks).
    • 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 previous 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.
    • We believe the main criterion for success in our program is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning data analytics is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants 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 VU students. This program is offered through Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.
    • 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 assessment.
    • We offer the flexibility of a part-time program, allowing working professionals or students to study data analytics without leaving work or school.
    • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
    • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Nashville 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.
    • 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, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
    • Currently, VU alumni and employees are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans.
    • Please call our admissions advisor at (615) 200-1138 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.

    The cost of the program is $10,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available to those who qualify.

    • 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.
    • Yes, our 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 advancing your skills.
    • Students can complete the part-time program in 6 months (24 weeks).
    • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities. 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.
    • We believe the main criterion for success in our program is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning cybersecurity is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants 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 VU students. This program is offered through Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.
    • 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 assessment.
    • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals and students to study cybersecurity without leaving their current job.
    • We put the student experience first, using robust analytics to track the academic journey and ensure that we provide top-quality learning.
    • 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 skilled 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.
    • 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, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
    • Currently, VU alumni and employees are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans.
    • Please call our admissions advisor at (615) 200-1138 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.

    The cost of the program is $10,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available to those who qualify.

      • 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.
      • Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.
      • The program is part-time. Students can complete it in six months (24 weeks).
      • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching, as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities. Learn more about our career services.
      • No programming or finance experience is required, however, 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.
      • We believe the main criterion for success in our program is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning fintech is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants 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 VU students. This program is offered through Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.
      • 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 assessment.
      • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study fintech 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.
      • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Nashville 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.
      • 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, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
      • Currently, VU alumni and employees are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans.
      • Please call our admissions advisor at (615) 200-1138 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.

      The cost of the program is $10,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available to those who qualify.

        • 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.

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