Get a tuition-free education—and then get hired by a top company
The Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy, which takes students from amateur programmer to professional developer in 24 weeks, is open to eligible New Yorkers and made possible through a partnership with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline.
Fullstack’s advanced, project-based curriculum prepares graduates for software engineering careers by equipping them with cutting-edge technical skils, immersing them in the industry culture, and helping them navigate the job search process.
And right now we're offering qualified New Yorkers a chance at that education—tuition-free. Apply today for our upcoming cohort.
The Fullstack Academy Experience
Our academically challenging program comes with all the community support you'll need to succeed—the perfect environment in which to launch your new career.
#1 Coding Bootcamp
Fullstack Academy is the top-ranked coding school in the US, and New York City continues to trust us to train the students it sponsors.
You'll learn from passionate programmers who love to teach and know how to help students succeed. From large open-source libraries to quantum computer simulators, they've hacked it all.
Real-World Coding Tools
Our curriculum will introduce you to popular developer tools like Git, Github, Bash, Sublime, and Chrome Dev Tools.
New York City is home to several of the leading tech companies in the world. It’s also a global financial center, not to mention a hotbed of startup innovation. All that to say: Web developers are in high demand and make good money.
A Culture of Inclusivity
Everyone at Fullstack—from your classmates to your instructors and beyond—is expected to be open, understanding, and supportive. And it’s a good thing, because those people are going to be a big part of your professional network. The attitude at Fullstack is that we’re all in this together.
“Fullstack’s key to success is our dynamic curriculum, which is constantly updated based on tech trends and direct feedback from our hiring partners.”
Cofounder and CEO, Fullstack Academy
Our 24-week coding bootcamp combines lectures, workshops, projects, and more to help you master the practical skills—both technical and professional—you'll need to get hired as a web developer. You'll graduate with an impressive portfolio of tech projects that you can use to demonstrate your skills to employers during the job search.
The course includes lectures, workshops, pair programming, coding challenges, and a culminating project—many of the same elements you’ll find in the immersive WDF program. In addition, students take a midterm and final. Performance on these exams and throughout the course determines whether or not students are invited to interview for continued enrollment in the remainder of the program.
What you’ll learn:
Defining and invoking functions
Control flow, truthy/falsy, and loops
Multidimensional arrays and nested loops
Approaching problems, review, and mock interview
Foundations is the first phase of the Web Development Fellowship. It’s 6 weeks of self-paced, part-time, on-campus pre-work that aims to get all accepted cohort students to the same level of understanding before advancing them to the core curriculum phase of the program.
In Foundations, you’ll develop a solid base of programming knowledge, allowing you to start the immersive portion of the course at an intermediate level—and at a fast pace.
This is one of the most intense phases of the program, when you’ll be working from at least 10am to 6pm at least five days a week—if not six. You’ll study:
Over the last five years, users have come to expect far more of web and mobile applications than ever before, and front-end development has increased in sophistication to serve those users. To make sure you leave here with competitive front-end skills, you’ll study HTML5 and advanced CSS, and then take things a step further with hyper-modern technologies like React.
To master data persistence, you’ll build your own SQL database engine, get familiar with popular SQL databases like Postgres, and learn how to integrate them into your applications.
At this point in the program, you’ll have a solid understanding of the technologies we teach. The next step? Using what you’ve learned to build fully functional web applications. Keep in mind that the project phase is still a full-time part of the program, during which—in addition to working with various teammates on the three projects outlined below—you’ll practice algorithms for interviews and deepen your industry knowledge by learning best practices.
Guided Team Project
Known as Grace Shopper (did we mention we love puns?), this project requires you to work in groups of 3 or 4 to create an e-commerce site. This goal of this project is for you to learn how to build all the components of a web application from the ground up—and that includes the front end, the back end, and the application’s database functionality. This is a core proficiency for any working developer.
Here, we’ll challenge you to use what you’ve learned so far to come up with an idea for a web or mobile application—and then build the entire thing on your own. You’ll have to take design considerations into account—like user experience and information architecture—and learn any new technologies or libraries your app necessitates, which will help you “learn how to learn,” so when you begin your career, you’ll be able to learn any employer’s stack in a relatively short amount of time and stay relevant by keeping up with trends in software development. Here are some amazing projects students have built.
You’ll want to cap your time in Fullstack’s Web Development Fellowship with an ambitious, impressively executed final project. Employers want to know not only that you have web development skills but also that you’re able to communicate your process to both other developers and non-technical project stakeholders, as that’s how development projects often work in the real world.
To that end, you’ll need to work well with your teammates and understand how your own contribution to the project fits into the project as a whole. During the final week of class, we’ll record all the capstone presentations, and then you’ll receive a recording of your specific project to share on your GitHub, your website, or any other professional platforms. Check out these incredible Capstones from former Fullstack students.
All Fullstack graduates receive guidance and mentorship from Fullstack Academy’s career success team—both before graduation and after. They’ll check in with you one-on-one, run you through mock interviews, help you negotiate during the hiring process, and keep you motivated and supported during this crucial time. We also host an in-house job fair during the final week of the program exclusively for Fullstack and Grace Hopper seniors. There, you’ll have an opportunity to interview with recruiters actively seeking developers with your qualifications. We call this opportunity Launch Day because we see it as the official launch of what’s bound to be a challenging but incredibly rewarding job search process.
All this support from our Career Success team—plus technical interview practice every morning of Senior Phase—pays off when Fullstack graduates go on to get hired at major companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn but also at financial giants like JPMorgan and Amex and startups, edtech companies, e-commerce businesses, nonprofits, and more. Visit our hiring outcomes page to learn where else grads get hired and how much they end up making in their very first roles.
By the time you graduate from the Web Development
Fellowship at Fullstack Academy, you’ll have three web applications in your software engineering portfolio. During your job search, these projects will demonstrate your coding expertise
to employers. Check out the actual examples below of
what you’ll be able to build after 24 weeks with Fullstack.
To apply for the Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy, submit an application here. You’ll then be prompted to answer several additional questions regarding your eligibility.
Once you submit your application, you'll receive an email from our assessment platform inviting you to take our admissions assessment. Depending on your score, you'll either be invited to a technical interview or be asked to take our free Bootcamp Prep - Vestibule (BCP-V) course to prepare for the technical interview. Only BCP-V students who do well in the course will move on to the technical interview.
Once you've made it all the way through Fullstack's technical admissions process, you'll receive an admissions decision.
What If I Don’t Qualify?
The Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy is for New York City residents with specific work experience and income requirements. If you don’t meet one or more of these requirements, there are other ways for you to pursue your education with us.
Deferred-Tuition Grace Hopper Program
Where women+-identifying applicants who want to become software developers train now and have the option of paying tuition only once they find full-time, in-field employment. Learn more.
We offer scholarship opportunities for women+-identifying applicants, veterans, and our Chicago students.
We work with Skills Fund to get you better rates and more credit.