Our Admissions Criteria will ensure you are in the right program and ready to succeed. 

Completing a Kenzie program takes maturity, commitment, enthusiasm, and grit. We believe anyone can have a successful career in tech if they embody the right attitude and aptitude, so that’s what we look for when speaking to prospective learners. 

Our programs are for self-starters who are curious about technology and who like working with diverse groups of people. Kenzie learners are the type who persevere when things get tough and who enjoy being part of a valuable and collaborative tech community.

Continue reading to learn more about our admissions criteria and process. Learn what it takes to become #KenzieMade!

Admissions Criteria

  • Motivated: You can keep yourself going without others reminding you.
  • Collaborative: You’re able to work as part of a team.
  • Disciplined: You have the focus to complete your work. 
  • Persistent: You know failing is okay, but you’re always ready to try again.
  • Basic touch-typing, keyboard, and mouse/trackpad skills
  • Familiarity with web browsers and search engines
  • Comfortability with symbolic reasoning (proficient in high school mathematics)
  • Able to empathize and see problems from different perspectives
Basic Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 18 years or older
  • Fluent in English
Apply online

Once you fill out our straightforward online application, one of our Admissions Counselors will contact you.

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Speak with your Admissions Counselor

Next, you’ll talk 1-on-1 with an Admissions Counselor who will help determine if Kenzie Academy is a good fit for you.

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Choose your payment option

Once you’ve been accepted, a Financial Aid Specialist will explain our financial options (including Federal Student Aid), help you choose the best type of financing for your needs, and walk you through the funding process.

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Start your program

Once we’ve taken care of your financing and enrollment details, you’ll be ready for your Software Engineering, UX Design, or Full-Stack Web Development program.

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Desired Traits of a Kenzie Learner

You’ve got options when it comes to coding bootcamps and tech academies, so you’ll want to choose the best value program for you. After all, you’re not just committing your money, you’re also committing your time.

Before you apply, read these statements to yourself. You’ll be a fit for our programs if most of them describe you.

I am very passionate about starting a career in tech.

I understand the programs can be challenging.

I understand that the coursework is live and online.

I have access to a computer, stable WiFi, and a quiet workspace.

I am excited to collaborate and work in teams with other learners.

I want to improve my soft skills along with my technical skills.

I am comfortable asking for help when I need it.

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