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That said, many people are intimidated by the Admissions Challenge, and want to make sure they have their bases covered before they dive in. Here are some steps you can take to prepare for the initial coding challenge, which will also lay the groundwork to prepare for the technical interview (the other main step in our admissions process).
You’ll want to know what an object, function, and array are, and you should be able to create a basic version of each one. Codecademy and many other sites provide sandboxes to write code and see what it does.
Go for it
If you can create an object, write a basic function and reference a specific item in an array, you are ready for the first part of the admissions challenge.
What if I fail the Admissions Challenge?
You can’t! You will not have the option to move on until your code passes the challenge. We only begin evaluating your specific candidacy at the technical interview stage. The admissions challenge serves as a gateway to the next stage, but there are no additional negative consequences to not completing this stage of the process. (Please note that this is not the case for the technical interview. We will discuss this next stage of the process in an upcoming blog post.)
Okay, but what if I cannot complete the Admissions Challenge?
Once you've conquered the Admissions Challenge, read about how to handle Part II: The Technical Interview.