We help you start your Kenzie journey in tech.
Our Admissions Criteria will help ensure you can succeed in a Kenzie Academy program.
Completing a Kenzie program takes commitment, enthusiasm, and grit. We believe anyone has the potential for a successful career in tech if they embody the right attitude and aptitude, so that’s what we look for when speaking to prospective students.
Our programs are for self-starters who are curious about technology and who like working with diverse groups of people. Kenzie students are the type who persevere when things get tough and who enjoy being a part of a collaborative tech community.
Basic Admissions Requirements
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 18 years or older
Passing a skills check is not required for entry into a Kenzie Academy program. As for your location, you can be accepted into a program as long as you are located in the United States. There are no state restrictions. Thus, Kenzie Academy is unable to accept international students at this time. Please visit the Southern New Hampshire University international student admissions requirement page for more information.
Continue reading to learn more about our admissions criteria and process. Learn what it takes to become #KenzieMade!
Once you fill out our straightforward online application, one of our Admissions Counselors will contact you.
Next, you’ll talk 1-on-1 with an Admissions Counselor who will help determine if Kenzie Academy is a good fit for you.
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.
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.
Meet our Admissions Leaders
If you ever need to get a hold of the admissions team please reach out to your admissions counselor or email us at email@example.com.
Alecia KisselAssistant Director of Admissions
CJ FranklinAssistant Director of Admissions
Desired Traits of a Kenzie Student
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 students.
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.
Ashley worked in administration and operations management when one of her clients pointed out how good she was at problem-solving. She knew she wanted a change in her profession that would also impact her role as a parent and her home life and that's why she decided to enroll in Kenzie Academy.
Job TitleTechnical Recruiter
Employer After GraduationUpRecruit
Shaquon's Kenzie Academy program 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.
Job TitleApprentice Software Developer
Employer After GraduationNext Chapter
Manny’s story is the perfect example of perseverance, positivity, and drive. It shows us just how important motivation is in the search for a brighter future.
Job TitleContingent Worker
Employer After GraduationDropbox
While Moe Logins worked as a software account executive, he felt there was something missing from his career. So, he decided to make a change by enrolling in a Kenzie Academy program. Today, Moe stands before us as Senior Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft.
Job TitleSenior Cloud Solution Architect
Employer After GraduationMicrosoft
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.
Job TitleSoftware Engineer
Employer After GraduationMultiply Technology