24 Week Online Software Engineering Program*

Become a software engineer. Pay $0 until you're hired

As part of our online full-time course, you'll learn today's top coding languages and in-demand programming skills. Pay no tuition until you’re earning over $50,000 with our ISA or Deferred Plans. This program is not currently available to New York residents.

Your path to a new career in tech

Our grads make over $100k

Our grads more than double their initial salaries prior to joining, and earn a median base salary of $144,000 within three years of graduating App Academy.

I learned more real-world skills in 12 weeks than my Stanford degree taught me.
‍Software Engineering Manager, Mailchimp



Make over $100K as a software engineer

The average salary for a Software Engineer in the US is $149,694. Ranging from $130,000 at the 25th percentile to $170,000 at the 75th percentile. Top earners, the top 10%, earning more than $187,275 per year.

1,045+ hiring partners and counting

Pay nothing until you're hired

Our Income Share Agreement (ISA) model has helped thousands of people like you access the best online bootcamp with no tuition due until you have a job. This plan is not currently available for CA residents.

One of the best coding bootcamps

App Academy is proud to be considered one of the best coding bootcamps in the United States. We’re even more proud that over 1,000 of our graduates have rated us 4.68/5.

I learned more in 12 weeks than my Stanford Degree taught me.
Julie Kang, Mailchimp
Software Engineering Manager

Become a software engineer from home

Pay nothing until you're hired with our ISA or Deferred Plans.

Change your career with a click

Exceptionally designed. Focused on your success.

We are engineers and educators. We know the skills that make a solid programmer and how to teach them to you.

Instructional design that helps you master programming skills in this challenging and accelerated course.

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Stand out with hundreds of hours of practical experience in the two most in-demand languages.


Design and complete four projects of your own and dozens of guided projects with your classmates.


Curriculum, coaching, and connections to get you confident for the interview and land the ideal job.

What you'll learn in 24 weeks

Your hard work and commitment will transform you into a Full-stack Web Developer. Build from scratch with JavaScript, Python, SQL, HTML and CSS. Accelerate your projects with ReactJS, Express, Flask, and SQL Alchemy. You'll be shocked at how much you can learn - employers will be too.
1-3 Programming Fundamentals

Master the underlying principles of your new craft through writing code, researching syntax, and solving complex problems as you would in a real-world job setting.

- JavaScript, Node, Git and Github, Command line

4-6 Computer Science

Extend your programming skill set with efficient ways to store and search for data. Learn how to develop algorithms to complete difficult tasks.

- Sorting algorithms, data structures, OOP, Testing

7-9 Web Development Fundamentals

Understand and build with the underlying technologies that make the internet work, then develop front-end and back-end projects and deploy them to the internet to share with friends and family.

- HTTP, Servers, HTML, CSS, Responsive Design, Flexbox, Netlify, Heroku

10-13 Back-End Engineering

Build on your understanding of back-end development to create robust and modern back-end servers to persist and manipulate data for your web applications.

- Express, SQL, Object-relational Mappers

14-16 Front-End Engineering

Learn how to use the power and flexibility of a modern front-end framework to create single-page applications for the web.

- React, Hooks, Redux, Web Sockets

17-20 Python

Discover how to take on any job by applying everything you’ve learned to the task of rapidly adopting a new language and new tools.

- Python, Flask, SQLAlchemy, Docker

21-24 Career Quest

Create your own portfolio project using the skills mastered throughout the course. This project will be the keystone of your portfolio and emphasize React, Redux, and the back-end of your choice. A chance to demonstrate your skills and creativity. Refine all that you’ve learned about finding a programming job with dedicated time for polishing your resume, pitch, online presence, and code portfolio.

- Resume Workshops, Networking, Applying Strategies, Personal Pitch

Your support team

App Academy surrounds you with a passionate team focused on your success, supporting you every step of the way. You’ll also be pairing with classmates in your cohort to work through problems together.

Cohort Mentor

This experienced software engineer will lead your cohort and provide mentorship throughout the program.

Module Instructor

Each module is taught by an engineer who is an expert in the topics from that module. They lead lectures and Q&A.

Teaching Assistant

Top graduates of our program, who have recently walked in your shoes, give you daily support.

Career Advisor

This experienced advisor will meet with you throughout the program and job search. 


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Your typical day at App Academy

We carefully designed our online program to give you the same experience and, most importantly, the same successful outcome as our our campus-based, full-time programs.


Every morning, you and your classmates will attend live lectures and demos (a few are pre-recorded), which will cover both theoretical and practical use cases. Next, you’ll have a chance to get any questions you have answered, during a live Q&A session, before we ask you to put the concepts you just learned into action.



Take a break, eat some food, and connect with classmates. This is a great time to develop relationships with others who will be one part of your huge alumni network through App Academy.

Projects + Pair Programming

After lunch, you will pair-up with a classmate and work on collaborative projects that drive home the concepts from the morning’s lecture. Working with others is something you’ll do almost all the time in software development, so learning to adapt to different people on different projects is very important. It also helps to talk through problems with one another, work as a team, and find solutions together.


Group Review

You spent the day working through different projects to master key concepts. Now, reflect on what you just accomplished by talking about it with your classmates in a group setting. Share what you did during the day. Find out how others did things differently. Gain a wider perspective on the material by synthesizing experiences with your classmates.


Now, it’s time to get ready for the next day. You will spend an hour or so going through preparatory material for the following day’s class. You’ll get exposed to the important ideas, sleep on it, and return the next morning to take one more step toward software programming mastery.


“I will only hire App Academy grads for my team”

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When can you start?


Course Length: 24 weeks

Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm (Pacific Time)

ISA Plan: Zero deposit. Pay only after you're hired and earning $50,000+. Then, 15% of your salary for 3 years (with a max of $31,000). This plan is not currently available to CA residents.

Deferred Plan: Zero deposit. Pay only after you're hired and earning $50,000+. Then, a flat monthly tuition amount (determined by your annualized compensation) until you reach a total of $31,000. This plan is only available to CA residents. 

Upfront: $14,000 paid upfront or financed through monthly payments with Climb.

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Our application and selection process

We’ve designed a process that helps us understand you, your motivations, and your goals. Our process encourages diversity by providing a fair playing field regardless of your background. We look forward to meeting you!


Tell us about your background and why you’re excited about attending App Academy.


Non-technical assessments

Take a 25-minute test that includes personality, logical reasoning, and typing assessments.


Non- technical interview

Complete a 25-minute non-technical video interview.



Receive an admissions decision and access the technical challenges.


Technical challenges

Complete challenges in HTML/CSS, Git, and Boolean logic and then enroll in the course.


Questions, Concerns or something else?
How much does the course cost?

We have three payment options:

ISA (not available to CA residents):
Zero deposit and zero tuition to start the program. Pay only after you get a job earning $50,000. Then, 15% of monthly income for 3 years with a maximum of $31,000. Click here to learn more about our ISA.

Deferred (only available to CA residents):
Zero deposit and zero tuition to start the program. Pay only after you get a job earning $50,000. Students pay back a flat monthly tuition amount ($861.77 - $1,722.22 per month depending on their annualized compensation) until they reach a total of $31,000.

Upfront: $14,000 lump sum upon enrollment. If you are interested in paying monthly, we have financing options available through Climb. Click here to learn more about financing options.

Is the course full-time?

Yes, the course is a full-time commitment. The course is held online (with live lecture, pair programming, etc.), and you are expected to be present Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm PST.

Do I need prior coding experience to be accepted?

No you don't need any prior coding experience to be accepted. We have built technical challenges to determine if this is a good fit. An acceptance decision will be made prior to providing you with access to the technical challenges.

What types of jobs will this course prepare me for?

The objective of this course is to prepare graduates for employment as Software Developers (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Classification Code 15-1252).

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Ready to change your life?

Pay nothing until you're hired and making over $50,000 with our ISA or Deferred Plans.

*Official program name is 'Software Engineering Track: Online Full-Time.'