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Frequently Asked Questions

How the Grace Hopper Program Works

  • In short, we’re looking for nonbinary and women coders committed to rapidly building their JavaScript coding skills in a bootcamp environment. The Grace Hopper Program Software Engineering Immersive curriculum starts at a foundational stage to accommodate all coding skill levels, but moves into more advanced concepts at an accelerated pace.

    Additionally, prospective students should embody the characteristics that our Grace Hopper Program community is known for–most notably, drive, transparency, and allyship.

    Please note that we define “women” as all women (cis and trans) and “nonbinary” as non-cisgender. We strive to maintain inclusivity in our mission to create a space for underserved and underrepresented individuals in tech, and are always looking to improve. Email us at if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

  • The Grace Hopper Program Software Engineering Bootcamp is designed to support women and nonbinary students to help bridge the gender gap in technology. With an emphasis on practical JavaScript skill-building, individualized support, and a culture of transparency, we provide the education you need to launch your ideal tech career.

    Mirroring the curriculum of the Fullstack Academy Software Engineering Immersive, students in the Grace Hopper Program are differentiated (not defined) by a gender-allied learning experience.

    We believe this experience - along with the community that fosters it - plays a vital role in overcoming imposter syndrome, closing opportunity gaps, and increasing representation in tech to power a better future. Learn more about the Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy.

  • All Grace Hopper Program part-time and full-time coding bootcamps follow a uniform curriculum and course structure—with live, instructor-facilitated sessions, team and independent coding exercises, and hands-on projects throughout.

    The program begins with a comprehensive Foundations on-ramp, which is designed to help students of all starting skill levels reach a uniform understanding of foundational coding concepts before moving into the more advanced core curriculum. At the end of this first unit, you will complete a small project to attain a deeper, hands-on understanding of what you’ve learned.

    From there, you’ll put your skills to the test in the JavaScript-based core curriculum:

    • Unit 2: Front-End Development. You’ll study HTML5, CSS, and advanced CSS—and go beyond with modern Javascript fundamentals.

    • Unit 3: Development Libraries. You’ll apply your JavaScript skills with the amazing ecosystem of libraries that have made JavaScript the industry standard of back-end web engineering.

    • Unit 4: Back-End Development. We’ll teach you to use APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to connect to vast amounts of data to power your web applications.

    • Unit 5: Full Stack Development. You’ll master data organization and storage by working with SQL relational databases and learning how to integrate them. Then, it’s time to start building your own full stack application!

    Finally, you’ll opt into career coaching services to receive guidance in interview preparation, navigating company culture, resume and LinkedIn profile optimization, and more! You’ll also graduate as a member of the Fullstack Academy and Grace Hopper Program community—where you can make lasting, valuable professional connections throughout your career.

  • There are a great number of online resources available and we encourage you to try them. Particularly for beginners, tools like Codecademy, Code School, and Team Treehouse can help you learn and practice in-demand coding concepts.

    At the Grace Hopper Program, learning and practicing coding concepts are only part of the equation. Our bootcamps are built around ensuring students have everything they need to build a thriving career–all within an accelerated, supportive, and career-focused environment for learning.

    Learn more about the Grace Hopper Program difference.

  • Most importantly, you’ll need to bring an open, well-rested, and hungry mind ready for learning. For tech specifications and requirements, click here.

  • Our organization is based in one of the greatest cities on Earth — New York City! However, all bootcamps offered by Fullstack Academy and the Grace Hopper Program are held in a live online format.

    As part of our commitment to delivering a high-quality student experience as well as considerations resulting from Covid-19, we aim to meet the moment with a bootcamp format that’s more practical, versatile, and accessible to students nationwide.

    Learn more about our live online student experience.


  • We recommend applying at least a week prior to your desired cohort start date. This will allow you time to take the no-risk admissions assessment, receive your admissions decision, and complete your enrollment materials.

  • We accept candidates on a rolling basis. You can apply at any time for any listed future cohort. After you apply, we will contact you to complete an online, no-risk coding assessment to help quantify your starting skill level. We then notify candidates of their status in as few as 1-3 business days.

  • The Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy is not currently able to accept tuition assistance payments from the GI Bill® (though we’re working hard on changing this!). However, veterans do automatically qualify for our $1,000 scholarship, and additional tuition assistance may be acquired through VET TEC for select Fullstack Academy programs.

    Contact your local VA office for details, then visit our friends at Operation Code to learn more about veteran tech training efforts and how you can support the cause.

  • The Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy is proud to offer the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship, a coding bootcamp scholarship sponsored by Lesbians Who Tech with the aim of helping LGBTQ+ women and nonbinary individuals jumpstart their careers in tech.

    Interested candidates can apply for the scholarship at to be considered.

    Applicants select their coding bootcamp of choice on the scholarship application and—if they are awarded the scholarship—Lesbians Who Tech will pay 50% of the tuition for that bootcamp. Applicants should apply to their bootcamp of choice prior to submitting the scholarship application at the website listed above. The scholarship can be used towards the Fullstack Academy coding bootcamps (Full-Time Software Engineering Immersive and Part-Time Software Engineering Immersive), and the Grace Hopper Program.

    Please note that Lesbians Who Tech has partnerships with many coding bootcamps—not just with Fullstack Academy and the Grace Hopper Program—and scholarship applicants simply indicate their bootcamp of choice on their application.

    Applicants who have additional questions can contact us at


  • Students of the Grace Hopper Program coding bootcamp can expect to graduate with in-demand JavaScript programming skills.

    This is because the future of web development has moved toward sophisticated, responsive, and dynamic single-page applications running in the browser. Apps like Gmail, Asana, Trello, Facebook, and Google Maps have redefined what users expect from web applications and what developers need to deliver.

    After observing these trends, plus conducting lots of research and conversations with industry experts, we’ve come to the conclusion that full stack JavaScript is the future of web development. Consequently, this is what you’ll spend most of your time studying throughout the Grace Hopper Program coding bootcamp.

    As an added benefit, JavaScript offers more career advantages over other languages because it’s simply the most widely used. While other coding schools may teach Ruby on Rails, graduates of the Grace Hopper Program have a more in-demand skill set that separates them from the competition.

  • Yes! The Grace Hopper Program Software Engineering Immersive curriculum starts at a foundational level. However, the program is inclusively designed to serve students at all skill levels and moves through concepts at an accelerated pace. Beginners and intermediate coders alike should therefore demonstrate bootcamp learning readiness—rather than coding prowess—during the admissions process to be considered.

Career Success

  • Throughout the Grace Hopper Program, students will gain valuable insight into how to secure meaningful, lucrative employment. We combine a career-focused curriculum with experience-informed career coaching to support your professional success as a developer. You’ll receive guidance in:

    • Growing your professional network

    • Optimizing your resume and LinkedIn profile

    • Acing interviews and assessments

    • Negotiating your salary

    • Combatting imposter syndrome

    • Navigating company culture fit

    With full transparency around challenges disproportionally faced by women and gender nonconforming professionals in tech, our instructors and career coaches are focused on helping you achieve your idea of success.

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