Bootcamp Prep

Learn the intermediate programming concepts you’ll need to get into a top coding bootcamp.

As part of our ongoing response to COVID-19, all in-person courses are being held remotely. See each campus status and watch a free online lecture

New to Coding?

If you’re new to coding, we recommend starting with Intro to Coding. It’s a great way to learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and will set you up to succeed in Bootcamp Prep.

Upcoming Class Dates

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Ready to take the next step with Fullstack's Bootcamp Prep?
Our next class starts September 25; register by September 24, or get started right away with our free, pre-recorded Bootcamp Prep at Your Own Pace.

Success starts with preparation

Bootcamp Prep takes candidates who already have experience with code to the next level of programming. It covers the specific coding and JavaScript concepts you’ll need to know to pass the official Fullstack and Grace Hopper assessment and go on to succeed in bootcamp.

To make sure you’re ready to succeed in Bootcamp Prep, take the practice test below. A score of six or higher means you’re ready to sign up, while five or lower means you need a handle on the basics first.

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Students who complete a Bootcamp Prep course are on average


more likely to be accepted in a Fullstack Academy program than are students who don’t take Bootcamp Prep.*

*Varies by class

Choose the Right Schedule for You

We offer three different versions of this course: weeklong, monthlong, and self-paced. All three options teach the same curriculum and include the same amount of instructional time but move at different paces and offer different learning environments.

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Prep in a Week

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Prep in a Month

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Prep Online

Format Live Online
Week-long immersive
Live Online
4 nights a week for 3.5 weeks
Online course taught by Fullstack
founders David and Nimit!

Takes about 40 hours to complete
Schedule Sat–Sun (10am to 5pm)
Mon–Thu (6:40pm to 9:40pm)
Sat–Sun (10am to 5pm)
6:40pm to 9:40pm
Learning Environment Accelerated instruction Instruction at a moderate pace Instruction at your own pace
Group learning in a bootcamp setting Group learning in a traditional class setting Individualized learning in your own environment
Real-time help from Fullstack experts Real-time help from Fullstack experts Lecture and solution videos, plus related coding challenges
Price $199 $199 $99 Free

*Please note that the cost of Bootcamp Prep will be fully refunded once you enroll in a full- or part-time program.

What You'll Learn

The curriculum for Bootcamp Prep includes lectures, workshops, pair programming, coding challenges, and a culminating project—many of the same elements you’ll find in our immersive programs, which is why Bootcamp Prep is great practice for ultimately enrolling in a coding bootcamp.

All our Bootcamp Prep courses (especially Prep in a Week) are demanding and intense. They are not for true beginners (anyone who has never written any code before), and we recommend them only for those who are actually considering attending a coding bootcamp like Fullstack Academy or the Grace Hopper Program.


Defining and invoking functions


Data types


Control flow, truthy/falsy, and loops




Multidimensional arrays and nested loops



Bootcamp Prep Online is taught by Fullstack’s founders

How many bootcamp founders do you know who still teach regularly?

When you take Bootcamp Prep Online, you’ll be taught by Fullstack Academy cofounders David and Nimit, who each have more than 17 years’ worth of programming experience.

They worked together at Yahoo, built an educational games company with millions of players, cofounded and sold tech start-ups, and are now on your screen, teaching you to code… and sneaking in a dad joke or two.

Prep at your own pace preview

Student Reviews

Customer Testimonails

Instructors are amazing and very helpful! I would recommend this course to all my friends.

Sandy Mak

Customer Testimonails

The Bootcamp Prep program was exactly what I needed in order to pass the Fullstack entrance exam. It was not only informative but enjoyable.

Michael Romani

Customer Testimonails

Getting to do pair programming with other beginners gave me tons of confidence even though I was definitely one of the most beginner beginners in the class. AND, not to mention, I was able to get into Grace Hopper about three weeks after the course was over, something I was not sure I was ready for at all prior to taking the course!

Annalee Switek

Customer Testimonails

The deeper sense of understanding JavaScript that I received from the Bootcamp Prep course allowed me to approach my application and interview process with confidence.

Shannon Kendall

Prework for Prep in a Week and Prep in a Month

Once you’ve taken the practice test, confirmed Bootcamp Prep is right for you, and enrolled, you’ll get access to some prework. It takes about 10 hours to complete.

It includes five lecture videos and several coding challenges, plus solution videos to help you understand the answer to each challenge.

All students are asked to complete this prework before the first day of class. It will prepare you to succeed in class—or reveal that you aren’t at the right level for Bootcamp Prep yet and need to request a refund before class actually begins.

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Upcoming start dates:

Prep in a Week

September 25th Mon-Thu: 6:40 PM - 9:40 PM ET
Sat & Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM ET

NOTE: Sales for Prep in a Week and Prep in a Month close one day before class starts. This gives us time to process enrollments and gives you time to complete your 10 hours of prework.

Prep in a Month

September 27th Mon-Thu: 6:40 PM - 9:40 PM ET