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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.

Make School Admissions

Important Dates

Fall 2020 Start

November 10, 2019

Early Action Application Deadline
Admissions Decision by mid-December

January 12, 2020

Regular Action Application Deadline
Admissions Decision by mid-March

February 7-9, 2020

Preview Weekend

March 22, 2020

Spring Application Deadline & Transfer Deadline

April 25, 2020

Virtual Preview Weekend - Rewatch here

May 31, 2020

Extended Spring Application Deadline
- Application extension to accomodate all applicants in light of COVID-19 developments - Rolling admissions until May 31, early application encouraged

June 15, 2020

Deadline to inform Make School of your intent to enroll for anyone admitted prior to May 15th*
*Individual extensions may be available to students who request an extension and get approval by the admissions team.

June 30, 2020

Final Application Deadline to Join the Fall of 2020
- All written applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT Tuesday, June 30, 2020. - All required documentation must be submitted by 5:00 PM PT Wednesday, July 01, 2020. Note: To receive an admissions decision, students must complete their Admissions 1:1 calls within 5 days of receiving their email invitation.

July 1, 2020

Deadline to inform Make School of your intent to enroll for anyone admitted after May 15th and before June 15*
*Individual extensions may be available to students who request an extension and get approval by the admissions team.

July 15, 2020

Deadline to inform Make School of your intent to enroll for anyone admitted after June 15*
*Individual extensions may be available to students who request an extension and get approval by the admissions team.

First-Year Applicants

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.

Transfer Applicants

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 Applicants

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.

Undocumented Applicants

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.

Make School students are characterized by:

Hard Work
Resilience & Hard Work
Problem Solving
Passion for Solving Problems
Collaboration
Teamwork & Collaboration
Software Development
High Interest in Software Development
Kindness
Kindess & Emotional Intelligence

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