Frequently Asked Questions


 1.   What  is the end goal for students who stick with Code the Dream?

Our goal is to help students leverage their Code the Dream experience to launch a career in tech, or prepare to study computer science at the collegiate level. 

2. How much time should I plan to commit to Code the Dream in and outside of class?

 There is no set amount of time, but plan on at least 10 hours a week - 4 hours of class and 6 hours of homework.  You should plan on enough  time to complete the homework, but you should also consider doing additional problems and self-study to enhance and put into practice the material that you are learning. We believe that in order to fully grasp the material you will need to be physically present and as fully engaged as possible.  We expect you to come to every class (except in the case of emergencies) and complete every homework assignment.

 3. What kind of classes are offered?

 At this time, we offer courses in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and React. Syllabi are provided at the start of each course with more detailed information.

  4. When are classes offered?

Classes are offered throughout the year. Introductory courses are offered at least twice a year—at the start of the year and later on in the summer or at the start of fall.  Classes will meet two evenings a week, and/or Saturday mornings.

 5. Where are classes held?

  Classes are held in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC at the American Underground locations.

  6. Do you offer remote courses?

  At this time, we do not offer fully remote classes.

  7. I’ve applied for a class and haven’t heard back with a start time. How will I be informed of any updates?

 Once you’ve filled out an application, you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received and is under review.  Please be patient. We will reach out to you via email to inform you of our upcoming class in your preferred location once details have been decided.  At which point, we will invite you to attend an information session to learn more about the process and Code the Dream.