Where to Begin?
Right here.

Familiarize yourself with Hack Reactor’s Admissions process and timeline.

Admissions Process

Similar to how our immersive models the engineering industry, our admissions models the immersive. We provide introductory-level curriculum to teach you everything you need to know about the basics of JavaScript and how to solve problems like an engineer. Show us you’ve mastered what we look for and that you’re ready to go further.

The whole process, from beginning to day one of the immersive, typically takes 2-4 months. It is challenging, but it is a rewarding and incredible growth journey. When you’re admitted, you’ll know you’re among other incredible peers, all fully ready, motivated and vetted for success.

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    Prepare and Show Us You’re
    an Engineer in the Making

    The first step in our admissions process is to start learning to code and to show us you can tackle problems like a promising engineer. We recommend our highly motivating and effective Premium Prep, perfect for students who want the structure and support to stay on track. A free self-paced study program is also available as an alternative.

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    Self-Paced Prep Options (Online)

    Study and interview at your own pace.

    Our Self-Paced Prep courses are online and teach JavaScript through problem solving and cogent explanations of the fundamentals.

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    Pass the
    Technical Interview/Admittance

    In this hour long interview, we'll present you with a coding problem covering the topics you learned in our prep course. We'll evaluate your fluency with JavaScript fundamentals and see how you tackle problems in a collaborative setting. You'll also have the chance to meet with Hack Reactor alumni and ask questions about their experience.

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    the Precourse

    Precourse takes place after you pass the technical interview and decide to join the immersive. Through another 80 hours of study, you'll push your skill set, your comfort zone, and your autonomy. Students preparing using Basic Prep complete precourse at their own pace. For students in our Premium Prep, precourse is covered within live prep. Precourse allows students to hit the ground running on day one of the immersive and to make the most out of their time at Hack Reactor.

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    Start the Immersive
    Software Engineering Program

    By day one of the immersive, students have already completed 100-200 hours of study in our admissions and onboarding process alone. They’ve proven they’re smart, driven, compassionate and ready to succeed.

    From there, students embark on an immersive that closely models the engineering industry. For another six hundred hours, you’ll work with talented peers to tackle challenging problems our curriculum engineers & former hiring managers have pulled from real industry projects.

    Students become exceptional engineers, receive amazing job search support, join an incredible global alumni network of over 3,000 engineers and go on to make an impact in their careers and their community.

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    the Next Step?

    Start Your Application

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