Students must pass final checkpoint to move on to immersive
The sooner you enroll, the sooner you'll get access to Foundations materials
Many students work part-tirne during Foundations
This is one of the most intense phases of the program, when you will be working two nights a week plus one weekend day. You will study:
1. Front-end development
User expectations of Web and Mobile Applications have significantly increased in the last 10 years, and the sophistication of front-end development has increased to match it. You will study HTML5 and advanced CSS, and go beyond with modern technologies like React.
2. Back-end development
You will master data persistence by building your own SQL database engine, learning about popular SQL databases like Postgres, and how to integrate these into your applications.
At this point, you will have a solid understanding of the core technologies taught in the immersive program. It is now time to put that knowledge to use by building fully functional web applications from scratch. You will continue to work two nights a week, plus one weekend day, during this phase, while you deepen your knowledge by solving real-world problems and learning best practices.
1. Guided team project
You will work in a group of three to four students to build an e-commerce site, and will build all the components of a web application from the ground up — including the front-end, back-end and database.
2. Personal project
You will come up with an idea for a web or mobile application and build it from scratch. You will take design considerations into account, like user experience and information architecture. You will learn new technologies or libraries in order to complete this project, which will help you learn how to learn new areas in software development.
3. Capstone project
You will work with a team of students to come up with an ambitious idea for an app, and build it out over 4 weeks. This will be the most impressive project in your portfolio and will demonstrate your full understanding of software development and industry best practices.
October 2020 Chicago Flex Cohort
Sat 9am–1pm (remote)
Sat 9am–1pm (remote)
Workshops & Lectures
Projects & Career Success
Chicago Flex Immersive
Tuition & Dates
Part-Time Chicago Bootcamp Cost
$2,000 enrollment deposit
$11,180 bulk payment during first week on campus
$800 remainder during first week of Senior Phase
$1,000 Ada Lovelace scholarship for women+-identifying applicants
$1,000 veterans’ scholarship
Partner Skills Fund offers tuition and cost-of-living loans as low as $227/mo over 5-yr term
Aug 23, 2020
On-Campus Start & End
Oct 12, 2020–Apr 7, 2021
Remote Pre-Work Start
Friday, Sept 4
Chicago Flex Immersive Admissions Process
Our admissions process is one of the most rigorous in the
industry—and you only get two attempts. So here are the four steps
you’ll need to successfully pass admissions at Fullstack Chicago.
Familiarize yourself with
Submit application form on our website by indicated deadline
Takes 30–45 mins
Complete the Assessment
Link emailed to you upon application submission
Timed 75-minute exam
5 coding challenges in total
Invited to interview based on assessment score
75-minute Skype pair-programming challenge
Conducted by Fullstack grad or instructor
Behavioral as well as technical
Fullstack Flex grads go on to get hired at companies like these:
Strong Outcomes for All
You don’t have to have worked in web development or gotten a degree in CS to be successful
here. If you can be disciplined enough to learn the basics on your own, pass our assessment, and dedicate yourself to software engineering for 28 weeks, you can emerge with the training
required to land a job in tech.
To get a job in tech, you’ll need more than just the right technical skills. You’ll need to
understand the industry, how to network, and how to differentiate yourself as a candidate.
Our career counselors will work with you both during our program, starting in Senior phase,
and throughout your job search.
During the program, counselors will help you…
Build a technical resume
Optimize your LinkedIn
Learn to network
Prepare for behavioral interviews
Understand your market value and practice negotiating offers
Once you graduate, counselors will…
Motivate you to keep up with your job search
Review your cover letters
Hype you up for interviews
Help you determine the job offer that’s right for you
During the last week of classes, Chicago Flex Immersive graduates present their final of three projects to fellow classmates at an evening of demos and can then use the full portfolio they’ve built to demonstrate their qualifications to employers.
While many part-time coding bootcamp students are looking to either move up or
move into a more technical role at their current place of work, other Chicago
Flex Immersive grads are looking for new opportunities.
That’s why we offer Flex grads the chance to attend Launch Day, our in-house job
fair exclusively for Fullstack Academy and Grace Hopper grads. It’s a full afternoon
of speed-interviews, plus a networking happy hour with 20–30 hiring
partners like Google, JPMorgan Chase, Zola, Black Rock, Data Dog, and
Get the tools to build a long and successful career in software development.
We know learning doesn’t end on graduation day. That’s why we’ve created the Masters Series, a collection of workshops and lectures designed to deepen your understanding of key computer science concepts and industry best practices. These materials give you the tools and confidence you need to keep moving forward in your new career.