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.

The Basic Admissions Requirements

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. 18 years or older

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

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

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

I am very passionate about starting a career in tech.

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

I understand that the coursework is online with live sessions available.

I am disciplined and can focus on completing work.

I am motivated and can keep myself going without others reminding me.

I know failing is OK, but I’m always ready to try again.

I am comfortable asking questions and seeking help when I need it.

I understand the curriculum can be challenging.

I can empathize and solve problems by understanding different perspectives and needs.

I have access to a computer that meets program requirements, stable WiFi, and a quiet workspace.

I have basic touch-typing, keyboard, and mouse/trackpad skills.

I am familiar with web browsers and search engines.

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See how our Alumni succeed


Doug struggled to stick to a singular path - then he found fulfillment in tech. Now, he’s taking the next step in his journey as a Software Engineer at Multiply Technology.

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  • Job Title
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  • Employer After Graduation
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Shaquon's Kenzie experience deepened his tech knowledge and gave him leadership experience. He's now an apprentice with Next Chapter, and next he'll have the opportunity to work full-time at a well-known San Francisco-based tech company.

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  • Job Title
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  • Employer After Graduation
    Next Chapter

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