The Admissions Process
At Make School, we see the admissions process more as a coaching opportunity rather than a process during which we simply judge students on their skills and experiences. Our mission at Make School is to ensure that every student gains the abilities needed to succeed in reaching their goals and aspirations in life - and this mission starts during the admissions process.
First-year applicants to Make school come from a variety of diverse cultures and bring with them knowledge and experiences that inform their peers and the community as a whole. At Make School, we strive to provide accessible education to as many students as possible. Learn how to apply to Make School.
Each year Make School welcomes exceptional transfer students from institutions around the country who are looking to dive deep into the practical study of computer science. We appreciate the ways in which transfer students add to the fabric of diverse backgrounds at Make School with their unique perspectives. Learn how to transfer to Make School.
International students are a wonderful addition to the Make School student body, bringing a global perspective to our community. International applicants follow the same admissions process as first-year or transfer applicants, with some additional required supplemental materials. Learn how to apply to Make School as an international applicant.
Make School is committed to supporting the educational and professional goals of our undocumented students. Undocumented applicants follow the same admissions process as first-year or transfer applicants, with some additional required supplemental materials. Learn how to apply to Make School as an undocumented applicant.
The Selection Process
The selection process takes a holistic view of your experiences and achievements - both inside and outside of the classroom.
Generally speaking, we are looking for:
- A pattern of hard work. This could be in an academic or non-academic setting.
- Involvement in projects, activities, organizations. This could be a hackathon, volunteer work, student council, community projects, sport teams, or academic societies.
- Character traits such as teamwork, collaboration, kindness, emotional intelligence, resilience, and an interest in software engineering.
While we value prior programming experience, we do not require it. In fact, our admissions process was designed to welcome programmers of all levels.