Women+ offers multiple learning tracks and applicants may be offered enrollment in one track. Due to limited seats within each track, each applicant is asked to choose up to their top three preferred learning tracks, and every effort is made to accommodate top choices. Available learning tracks can vary by location and cohort. Tracks may include:
C#/.NET Web Development
SQL Server & Databases
Please refer to courses accepting applications in registration for track offerings of an upcoming cohort.
Click here for more information on each skill track.
Am I a good fit for the class?
Are there grades in this class? How do I pass / fail?
There are no grades in the class, but students must complete all of the required assignments successfully in order to continue through and graduate from the course. Deadlines will be made clear at the beginning of and during the class.
Can I be admitted to the class if I don't do well on the problem solving assessment?
Yes, though it is less likely. The reason we give the Problem Solving Assessment significance is important is because it shows us how applicants approach new puzzles that require logical thinking, which can directly relate to a student’s ability to master the material presented in the class.
Can I retake the problem solving assessment?
Unfortunately, we are unable to allow applicants to retake the assessment unless they can demonstrate that they experienced technical difficulties that prohibited them from completing it.
How are applicants selected for the course?
- Aptitude for problem solving and logical reasoning.
- Demonstrated technical interest. We do not require applicants to have previous related technical experience, though we do take demonstrated interest into account. (Ex: Exploring online resources or books on your own, Completion of Discovery, etc.)
- Interest in the Women+ environment.
- Pursuit of a related career.
- When enrolling students, we also strive to assemble a class that reflects the broader community and represents a diverse array of backgrounds.
How much time will I need to spend on the class?
Over the 24 - 45 weeks of class, students should expect to commit at least 15 hours per week for class and homework.
I didn’t receive an email with the assessment. Now what?
You can always view your current status by logging into your LaunchCode account, and viewing “Classes”. There, you will be able to access the assessment as long as you have correctly submitted the application.
I was unable to submit my pre-work by the deadline. Can I submit my pre-work late?
No. Unfortunately, we finalize all of our course enrollment before the pre-work due date, so you are not able to submit your pre-work late. We give students at least 2 weeks to complete the pre-work to allow time to work around any other time commitments. We highly encourage you to submit the pre-work a few days before the due date to ensure that no technical difficulties or personal events get in the way.
I will have to miss several classes throughout the course. Is that ok?
Yes, it is okay to miss a class as long as you keep up with the lessons and homework detailed in the schedule. Remember, you will need to make up any class time you miss on your own time, and you won’t have the benefit of having your classmates and mentors there to answer your questions in person. Once you fall behind in class, the fast pace of the curriculum means it quickly becomes very difficult to catch up again. This is not an online course -- it is expected that students only miss class on an as-needed basis.
If I don’t get accepted, what are my options? When is the next class scheduled?
We always welcome and encourage people to reapply to the class. If you’d like to receive an email as soon as applications open please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the webpage and follow us on social media.
Do I need to own a laptop to participate in the class? If so, what are the specifications?
When will I hear back about my application?
Each class has a decision date, by which you will receive notification of your application status. Please do not inquire about your application status unless you have not heard back after the end of that date.
Why is this program for women?
There’s a gender imbalance in the tech workforce. Although women comprise more than half of the overall professional workforce, the percentage of female employment in computing hasconsistently hovered at about 25 percent since 2007. Women of color represent an even lower percentage of the tech workforce. A program built for people of marginalized gender identities allows us to contribute to developing the widest pool of candidates possible. We feel strongly about creating a supportive environment for women, non-binary people, and people of marginalized genders to learn tech skills and enter the tech workforce.