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Code Fellows Reviews: Is Code Fellows Worth It?

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Yes, Code Fellows is worth it. According to one Code Fellows review from a former student, Keian Anthony, you will find great instructors at a cheaper cost when compared to obtaining a four-year degree at a university.

Keian is happy that he chose Code Fellows to advance his career. In his Code Fellows Bootcamp review he says, “I started experiencing a plethora of new concepts and was forced to apply them [...] I didn't realize how much they threw at you till I started hitting the stuff I knew nothing about. This class was perfect for me since I was able to dedicate my whole time towards this.”

Another Code Fellows software development review states, “I gained a lot of knowledge on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in just one month with Code Fellows. And more importantly, the courses helped me to build up confidence and interest for me to go deeper into coding.”

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Challenging, Inclusive, Valuable Software Development Program

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Simon Panek graduated Code Fellows
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Created 19 days ago
I attended the Code Fellows Software Development boot camp in the fall and winter of 2020/2021. I have been holding off on publishing a review because I had the great fortune of being offered a full-time position at Code Fellows shortly after my graduation and did not want my review to appear biased.  I have recently moved on to an exciting opportunity at one of the "big tech" companies. I am now in the unbiased position to recommend that anyone that is considering attending Code Fellows should...
Pros
Depth and breadth of program content, effective virtual community building, supportive staff!
Cons
No cons to report.

Top Bootcamp in the PNW and Country

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Created 4 months ago
I attended Code Fellows throughout 102 and 401 Java. I did the day time track, it’s a highly intensive program. This program will require your full time and focus in order to be successful. After coming out of another bootcamp, the curriculum and the instruction is a cut above the rest! You will get an elite coding education with Code Fellows. If you are stuck figuring out what program or school to go to, do attend Code Fellows, it will change your life. The alumni network is a valuable...
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Quality curriculum and instruction Extensive Career prep and technical interview prep. Alumni Network Elite Bootcamp
Cons
Daytime track is time intensive and is not made for everyone. Could have more CS theory included in curriculum.

Vocational school? More like self-directed hang out group.

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Created 4 months ago
Honestly, I feel like Code Fellows has found a way to convince people and the industry that they have world-class "Software Development" training and are pumping out SDE's, SE's, SD's in every cohort. After graduating, I did not feel prepared whatsoever for SDE/SE/SD roles at FAANG/MAMAA, and after speaking in private with classmates, hardly anyone else does either. The curriculum is good, but it's obviously outdated as some of the assignments are using technologies/libraries from 3+ years...
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- Classmates are typically self-interested/motivated and want to work together - TA's (teaching assistants) are VITAL to progressing through material, especially if you have no technical/coding background - Option to take full-time,...
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- CAP (career assistance program) is not as amazing as it sounds on the website - TA's are hit or miss, and if you're as lucky as my cohort was, you'll have one very average TA, and you'll be stuck, every, single, day and night - No...

Code Fellows helped me make a successful mid-career transition to tech!

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Sue Tarazi graduated Code Fellows
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Created 5 months ago
I attended Code Fellows in 2020 to make a mid-career transition to tech. While the program was intense and the pace was fast, I always felt encouraged and supported throughout the process and beyond. So far, I've worked at a startup and FANG company, thanks to the knowledge I gained at Code Fellows!
Pros
Great program, dedicated instructors, great career/job hunting support
Cons
I did the program during the pandemic (online) and would have rather have done the entire thing in person.

Code Fellows is awesome!

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Drew Ferris graduated Code Fellows
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Created 5 months ago
In my 5th year since graduating from Code Fellows I am proud to say that choosing to enroll in their program was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. As a college graduate in 2016 I was uncertain on what to use my degree (Mathematics + Russian language) for and had no idea where to direct my career. Taking the risk of switching paths into software development and enduring the dense 18-week program the Code Fellows provided has proven to be just what I needed, their instruction...
Pros
- Rich course material - Helpful assistance in job placement post graduation - Fun learning environment
Cons
I was fully happy with my experience and did not have complaints.

Boxing Coach to Software Engineer

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Roscoe Bass graduated Code Fellows
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Created 5 months ago
Pivoting from a non-tech related career, boxing coach, into a software engineer role is not an easy thing to do. Code Fellows gave me the foundational knowledge I needed to do just that. From the onset of my experience with this coding boot camp, I felt welcomed and valued as a student. They cultivate a rich inclusive environment which helps students learn not only the skills to do the work but also to work on a team as so many tech careers require folks to do. Highly recommend this boot camp...
Pros
Inclusive Environment Knowledgeable Instructors Supportive Staff
Cons
Can be a bit pricey, but well worth the cost

prepare for success!

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Raven Robertson graduated Code Fellows
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Created 6 months ago
I attended Code fellows in 2019 and wen through the software development track with python as my primary language. I was a complete novice, coming from the restaurant industry but Code fellows offered me all of the tools that I needed to successfully enter the world of tech. I felt like I had an amazing amount of support throughout the entire process, from staff to alumni, there is an overall feeling of community and support. I really felt like everyone was rooting for my success. I was able to...
Pros
well rounded, includes technical training as well as interview prep and white board prep. Practice talking confidently about yourself and your newly acquired technical skills.
Cons
It's fast paced! Be ready to fully commit. It's also expensive, although they do have scholarship options available and financing.

Moving into tech with no prior engineering experience

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Lydia Minehan-Tubic graduated Code Fellows
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Created 6 months ago
I decided to enroll in Code Fellows after knowing two people personally that had done their curriculum and received developer jobs shortly after graduation. Code Fellows is an exceptional coding bootcamp experience that truly prepares you for what life will be like when you get your first job as a software engineer. They provide you with the knowledge, tools, and skills you need to be successful in this industry. Not only do they teach you how to program, they also teach you how to write your...
Pros
- Amazing staff, knowledgeable and supportive - They teach you frameworks and tools that are actually being used at companies and will change their curriculum if frameworks become more or less common. - Can be done from anywhere online -...
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- Very time consuming. I can't imagine working a job while attending code fellows. I did their full-time day track course and was not working at the time - It is costly if you pay in full

This is the place, GO HERE!

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Joey Hernandez student at Code Fellows
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Created 10 months ago
I’ve completed my coursework up to 301 and I can honestly say I have never felt more supported, encouraged and motivated ever. Not in all my years in college, no institution or class made me feel as prepared for success as code fellows has made me. If you’re lost, there’s always someone to help you. If you’re overwhelmed, they hear you. If you have a different way of learning, just ask and they’ll accommodate you. Honestly, you cannot go wrong attending Code Fellows, you just can’t.
Pros
Incredible support not just from instructors and TA’s but the ENTIRE staff at Code Fellows. I’ve honestly never felt more supported and encouraged.
Cons
It’s fast paced, so don’t treat it like any normal college course…put in the work if you want to be successful.

experience with Code Fellows 201 course

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tianyi ma student at Code Fellows
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Created 1 year ago
I gained a lot of knowledge on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in just one month with Code Fellows. And more importantly, the courses helped me to build up confidence and interest for me to go deeper into coding. The course was also invested a decent amount of time helping students to build personal connections with people who work in the tech field. I chose Code Fellows because I have a friend who took Code Fellows and works at Microsoft as a software engineer now.
Pros
very well designed courses with knowledgeable and supporting staffs
Cons
tuition towards the higher end and the overall length of the course is a little longer than many other bootcamps

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Keian Anthony student at Code Fellows
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Created 1 year ago
Prior to attending Code Fellows, the only experience I had with writing programs was at a Community College where I took an intro to C++. I learned as far as loops (not too far). Throughout the 101, 102, and part of the 201 I was learning the same things, just with JavaScript (different syntax). Near the end of 201 I started experiencing a plethora of new concepts and forced to apply them, I.E. Objects, Arrays, Local Storage / Data persistence, etc. I didn't realize how much they threw at you...
Pros
Great instructional staff, fast paced environment, much cheaper than traditional 4 year degree.
Cons
This is a commitment, you have to have the time and the desire & commitment to yourself if you go through this. They do not slow down, but they always offer help in the forms of tutoring, and TAs available almost every day.

Best Choice I Could Have Made

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Rachel Freeland student at Code Fellows
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Created 1 year ago
Code Fellows is an awesome coding bootcamp! Even though everything is online right now, you still have an instructor in real-time that you can interact with and ask questions, you go to lunch and then come back to a place where students congregate (like a study hall but online) with their class to work on projects. You can turn on your camera or microphone and speak with the students at your table to help each other on a project or you can work quietly. The teacher's assistants sit on that...
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I think my review covered the pros: day (full-time) or night (part-time) program, real-time instruction with an instructor so that you may ask questions just like in a classroom, tutors should you need them, and teacher's assistants that...
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I have no cons for this school.

Code Fellows Courses and Curriculum

Code Fellows courses and curriculum help students launch coding and cyber security careers. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, you cannot underestimate the power of attending any of the Code Fellows bootcamp courses. The Code Fellows online program for cyber security is taught in four courses and the software program is taught in five.

Ops 102: Intro to Computer Operations (Self-Paced)

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Ready to hack what’s inside the box? Curious about how computers really work? Ever wonder how technology professionals build physical computers, upgrade components, configure virtual machines? Join us for Ops 102! You’ll blast through preparations for Ops 201, deploying and configuring your very own home virtualization lab, which will serve as a platform for skill development as you move through the Ops program and beyond. Pick the track that works for you! Flexible course options means you can fit Ops 102 into your life: Daytime Immersive - Ready to dive in full time? Work through the course in just one week. Get trained via live, personal instruction from an experienced professional and educator. Work through your hands-on assignments in collaboration with peers looking to switch into a career in cyber / ops. Nights & Weekends - Not quite ready to quit your day job? The Nights & Weekends track may be part-time, but it’s still intensive! Join us weeknights for 2 weeks and on one Saturday for the exact same in-depth curriculum offered in the Daytime Immersive. Your instructor will be there for every class, providing live instruction and demos, guiding you through lab assignments, to help you and your peers level up. Self-paced Online - Want to prepare for Ops 201 at your own pace? Get it done on YOUR schedule and complete the same curriculum in our self-paced option. Access lecture videos, join a chat channel dedicated to you and your peers, and schedule screen-share sessions with an instructor to help you get unstuck. Take up to a month to work through the hands-on assignments, turning them in for grading through the exact same system the other tracks use. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-102/intro-to-computer-operations/
Cost:$1000
Duration:4 weeks
Cities:N/A
Format:Online
Pace:Self Paced
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Deposit:No deposit
Payment Options:Upfront payment is required
Deferred tuition:No
Scholarship:Yes
Refund policy:Information not available
Placement test:No
Admissions interview:No
Acceptance rate:Information not available
Prep course:N/A
Minimum skill level:Basic computer skills

Ops 401: Cybersecurity Engineering (Daytime)

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Ready to kickstart your exciting career in cyber security operations (SecOps)? In this intensive course, delve into critical topics like cyber frameworks, data encryption, cloud security, network security, threat modeling, shell scripting, vulnerability scanning, and incident response. Gain valuable ethical hacker skills in penetration testing, and show off your awesome new abilities in two resume-enhancing projects! Designed to prepare you for today’s most in-demand security skills, this hands-on course emphasizes practical SecOps. Students will gain cutting-edge skills by analyzing systems vulnerabilities, implementing defenses against common threats, and using industry-relevant tooling. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-401/cybersecurity-engineering/
Cost:$12000
Duration:10 weeks
Cities:N/A
Format:Online
Pace:Full Time
Schedule:40 Hours/week
Deposit:Yes
Payment Options:Upfront payment is not required. Income share agreements, early-bird discount, course bundle discount, scholarships, GI Bill, Washington State Workers Retraining Program, and other options are...
Deferred tuition:Yes
Scholarship:Yes
Refund policy:Information not available
Placement test:No
Admissions interview:No
Acceptance rate:Information not available
Prep course:Ops 102 and Ops 201
Minimum skill level:Basic algebra

Code Fellows Job Placement Rate and Outcomes

The Code Fellowsjob placement rate is 93 percent. This high job placement rate is maintained thanks to the Code Fellows career services team. Its career coaching curriculum is based on seven pillars. The bootcamp will take you through professional etiquette, pitching, networking, and behavioral interview questions. You will also go through job search readiness sessions and targeted job searches.

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Code Fellows FAQs

How Much Is Code Fellows Tuition and Cost?

Code Fellows tuition ranges between $99 and $5,000. Code Fellows price is relatively affordable compared to the cost of other bootcamp programs. Plus, there are upfront payment and early-bird discounts offered to help students reduce the Code Fellows bootcamp cost.

What Is the Code Fellows Acceptance Rate?

Code Fellows acceptance rate is not disclosed publicly.

How Can I Pay for Code Fellows?

For most courses, Code Fellows tuition can be covered with income share agreements, private loans, an early-bird discount, and a course bundle discount. Students applying for Code 102 and Code 201 courses together immediately qualify for $500 off their tuition once they reserve a seat. There are also scholarships available and you can use your GI Bill benefits too.

Code Fellows payment options are:

  • Upfront payment
  • Income share agreements
  • Early-bird discount
  • Course bundle discount
  • The scholarship fund
  • GI Bill
  • Washington State Workers Retraining Program
  • Other options (contact the school)

How Do I Apply to Code Fellows?

The Code Fellows application process is fairly straightforward. Here are the steps to apply to Code Fellows:

  1. Go online and fill out the application form. Make sure you include the name of the course you want to attend, start day, and the preferred track.
  2. Check out the modules offered in the course you want to join, it will help in gauging the difficulty level of the program.
  3. You will receive a link to set up a phone call with a Code Fellows admissions advisor within an hour. The link features a few more questions to get a better sense of your career goals and experience.
  4. Complete the pre-work and the entrance test.
  5. You will need to complete a final interview only if you are applying directly to a 401 course. This step isn’t necessary for any of the less-advanced courses.
  6. Reserve your spot!

How Do I Get Accepted Into Code Fellows?

You must go through a thorough interview process to establish your experience and commitment to learning. You can pave your way by ensuring you have the right level of experience and knowledge. Taking a Code 101 or even a Code 201 course can be beneficial if you lack experience.

It is highly recommended that students who are interested in Code Fellows’ programs apply two months in advance. This will help you prepare adequately for the application and interview process. You will also have ample time to plan your finances, finish the prep course, and alter your schedule. Your seat is secured once you receive an acceptance email.

What Is the Code Fellows Admission Process?

After you fill out the application on the website, you’ll have a phone interview, testing, and a final interview to explain your test answers.

What Code Fellows Interview Questions Should I Expect?

Code Fellows interviews take part in two phases. The initial Code Fellows interview will include questions about your career goals and why you chose to attend a Code Fellows program. The technical interview. You will not do a second Code Fellows interview unless you applied for direct entry into a 401 course. The technical interview for 401 applicants will involve explaining your answers from the technical assessment.

Is Code Fellows Hard to Get Into?

No, Code Fellows is not hard to get into. Even if you lack experience in tech, you can easily start by attending Code 101, Code 102, Ops 101, or Ops 102 courses to familiarize yourself with new concepts in tech. These courses will help you join intermediate and advanced courses provided by Code Fellows.

If you want to join the advanced courses, you must be adequately prepared for the screening process. The bootcamp will expect you to have a particular level of experience and commitment to learning how to code.

Does Code Fellows Offer Prep Courses?

Yes, there are Code Fellows prep courses. The bootcamp features beginning courses in software development and cyber security to help students join the main programs. The Code 101 prep program does not require any application process and you can easily start learning when you’re ready.

Does Code Fellows Offer Workshops?

The 100-level courses can be considered Code Fellows workshops. The Code 101 course does not have an application process, so it’s easy to access and can be a great entrance into the world of coding.

Does Code Fellows Offer Scholarships?

Yes, the Code Fellows scholarship fund includes seven scholarships. The application process is the same for all Code Fellows scholarships, you just have to discuss your options with an admissions counselor during your initial phone interview. They will provide you with next steps.

There are six needs-based Code Fellows scholarships. They are the COVID-19 scholarship, the Career Changer scholarship, the Underepmployed scholarship, the Recent Graduate scholarship, the Pay It Forward scholarship, and the Transfer Student scholarship. If you are a woman, veteran, or BIPOC student, you can access Code Fellows scholarships.

There is also the Diversity Scholarship for students who come from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the tech industry. Additionally, Code Fellows offers one full-tuition scholarship to a Black student in each cohort.

Does Code Fellows Have a Refund Policy?

There is no Code Fellows refund policy listed on its website.

How Much Do Code Fellows Graduates Earn?

Code Fellows graduates earn a median salary of $75,000 for full-time roles. Some of the jobs you can get after graduation include software engineer, web developer, and front end web developer.

Does Code Fellows Offer a Job Guarantee?

No, Code Fellows does not offer a job guarantee. It does, however, give you multiple avenues to land a job, including holding mock interviews and providing networking opportunities with potential employers.

What Companies Hire Code Fellows Graduates?

Companies like Facebook, Google, Nike, Xbox, Disney, Zillow, and Starbucks are a few of the companies that hire Code Fellows graduates. You will also find this bootcamp’s alumni working for Boeing, Expedia, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Amazon, and Walmart Labs.

Is Code Fellows Accredited?

No, Code Fellows is not accredited.

Is Code Fellows Worth It?

Yes, Code Fellows is worth it. By attending Code Fellows, you will enjoy affordable tuition, supportive staff, teacher assistants, and experienced industry professionals teaching you. The bootcamp is keen on providing the best learning environment for aspiring software developers and cyber security analysts.

Code Fellows Reviews: Is Code Fellows Legit?

Yes, Code Fellows is legit. There are tons of positive Code Fellows reviews that speak to how successful the coding bootcamp is at equipping its graduates with industry-relevant tech skills. The information provided in this Code Fellows bootcamp review should prove that Code Fellows is legit.

Is Code Fellows a Scam

No, Code Fellows is not a scam. It is a licensed professional education provider. It’s unique curriculum allows students to begin at whatever level makes the most sense for them. Whether you have no previous coding experience or you just watch to update your software engineering education, Code Fellows makes that possible.

FAQ

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Which companies hire Code Fellows graduates?

There are graduates from Code Fellows working at a number of tech companies. This list includes companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

How many students does this school have?

Code Fellows has over 0 students and graduates as of 2022. This number will only continue to grow as more and more students take advantage of the courses offered here.

What courses are offered at Code Fellows?

Code Fellows offers several courses in different tech subjects, including: Code 102: Intro to Software Development (Daytime), Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core (Daytime), Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Java...

What types of programs are available at Code Fellows?

Code Fellows currently has Online, Full-time, Part-time and Self-paced types of programs available to new students.

What financing options are offered by Code Fellows?

This school offers a variety of different financing options, including: Deferred Tuition, Upfront Payments, Loan Financing. With these payment methods, nearly anyone can attend Code Fellows.

Where is Code Fellows available?

Code Fellows has one campus in Seattle and is also available Online. If you live near Seattle, consider visiting to get an idea of the school’s style and staff. If you're relocated ...

Which companies hire Code Fellows graduates?

There are graduates from Code Fellows working at a number of tech companies. This list includes companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

How many students does this school have?

Code Fellows has over 0 students and graduates as of 2022. This number will only continue to grow as more and more students take advantage of the courses offered here.

What courses are offered at Code Fellows?

Code Fellows offers several courses in different tech subjects, including: Code 102: Intro to Software Development (Daytime), Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core (Daytime), Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Java...

What types of programs are available at Code Fellows?

Code Fellows currently has Online, Full-time, Part-time and Self-paced types of programs available to new students.

What financing options are offered by Code Fellows?

This school offers a variety of different financing options, including: Deferred Tuition, Upfront Payments, Loan Financing. With these payment methods, nearly anyone can attend Code Fellows.

Where is Code Fellows available?

Code Fellows has one campus in Seattle and is also available Online. If you live near Seattle, consider visiting to get an idea of the school’s style and staff. If you're relocated ...

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