How to Get Started: Hack Reactor Admissions Process

Ready to start learning? You’re in the right place. Find out how to apply to our Beginner and Intermediate Coding Bootcamps. Both programs train you to become a full-stack software engineer ready for the tech career you want.

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No Matter the Program, Here’s What You Need to Get Started

Coding bootcamps are a big step — but getting started with your application is easy. Here’s how to complete your application:

1. Create an Account

First, you’ll be prompted to create an account and enter our admissions portal.

2. Select Your Program

Next, you’ll select the coding bootcamp best suited to your level of experience and schedule.

3. Answer a Few Questions

Then, you’ll answer a few questions about your background and goals.

4. Follow the Portal Steps

Finally, you’ll follow the steps in the portal to complete your application.

Admissions Assessments

Find Success in the Right Coding Bootcamp for You

Explore the required admissions assessments for each program.

  • The Full-Time Beginner Coding Bootcamp requires a 15-minute non-technical interview, as well as the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT).
  • The Intermediate Coding Bootcamp requires the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT), plus a coding challenge and the Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA).

Aptitude Test

The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) is a 15-minute proven measure of an individual’s ability to solve problems, digest and apply information, learn new skills, and think critically.

Coding Challenge

This covers many of the concepts and skills required of our Intermediate Coding Bootcamp applicants — and gives you an idea of your readiness for the upcoming TAA.

Technical Assessment

During the Technical Admissions Assessment (TAA), intermediate coding bootcamp applicants show fluency in JavaScript fundamentals and an ability to tackle problems in a collaborative setting.

Hack Reactor Admissions Process FAQs

Explore a few FAQs — and don’t hesitate to schedule a quick call with an advisor to get any specific questions you have answered.

Get in touch with an Enrollment Advisor

No matter which of our coding bootcamps you choose, the outcome will be the same: you’ll graduate as a job-ready full-stack software engineer. But how do you know which is right for you? The differences between our Beginner and Intermediate Coding Bootcamps include program timing and pacing, needed incoming skill level, learning style, and curriculum. Please explore each program page for more details and sign up for an info session to learn more.

Beginner Coding Bootcamp   Intermediate Coding Bootcamp

Yes, though we are not able to support student visas. All of our programs are currently being offered live online, so you can attend classes from wherever you are. We’re proud to accept applications and welcome students from all over the world into our programs and look forward to continuing to do so.

For our Beginner Coding Bootcamp, you do not need any coding experience.

For our Intermediate Coding Bootcamp, you need intermediate-level coding experience.

Our Beginner and Intermediate Coding Bootcamps are all $19,480. Learn more about financing on our Financing Options page.


Talk 1:1 with an Enrollment Advisor

Pick the date and time that works for you. Our Enrollment Advisors can answer any questions you have and walk you through next steps.

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Apply in Just 20 Minutes!

Complete your application in 20 minutes or less. All you need to do to get started is answer a few questions about your background and professional goals.

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