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- At least 8 GB of Random Access Memory (RAM)
- At least 100 GB of Solid State Drive (SSD) Storage
- A battery that holds a charge
- A fully-functioning keyboard
- A fully-functioning screen
- A fully functional camera
- A fully functional microphone
Note that using a Windows/Linux PC is discouraged at Make School for the following reasons:
- The current course materials and projects only support macOS. This is true of all courses at Make School - not just mobile courses
- In the widest possible context, most employers (even Microsoft) distribute Macs to their staff as a part of onboarding. It’s important that students have working knowledge of macOS to succeed in the workplace.
Make School is the first in the country to pursue accreditation under a new policy called the “Incubation Policy”created by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the regional accreditor covering California.
It would ordinarily take years for Make School to become independently accredited and during the accreditation process, students wouldn’t be able to get degrees. The new incubation policy provides Make School with a path to becoming independently accredited while allowing students to get recognized, accredited degrees before Make School itself is independently accredited.
The policy allows Make School to partner with Dominican University to create new degree programs with the intention of eventually spinning off as an independent college.
We created a new college in San Francisco in partnership with Dominican University called “Make School at Dominican University” that is operated by Make School under Dominican’s oversight. During our partnership with Dominican University, degrees will be issued by “Make School at Dominican University”. Over the next 2-3 years, Make School will be following the accreditation process to eventually spin off as a separate college. Students studying at “Make School at Dominican University” at the time we spin off will be transferred automatically to the new, independent college.
Students taking the accelerated load will be able to complete the program in 2.5 years assuming they pass all their classes. Students do not need to hold an Associates Degree to be eligible for the accelerated 2.5 year degree path.
Students who are less than 4 classes short of graduating after 2.5 years (for example if they took a light load for a term or failed classes) will have the option to finish their degree online, allowing them to enter the workforce after 2.5 years of study.
Students who do not take the accelerated course load can expect to graduate in 3 years.
Make School added stronger documentation of each course's and concentration's desired learning outcomes, standardized the structure of our syllabi and assessment methods for each class, and added Science and Letters courses provided by Dominican University of California.
These courses are already being taught at Make School and have received an overwhelmingly positive reception so far.
Whether prior courses or APs place you out of a given GE class is at the ultimate discretion of Dominican University of California.
- Life Sciences
- Social Science
All incoming students who are US citizens, permanent residents, or otherwise authorized to work in the United States could be eligible for Title IV funding and our repayment protection plan for the accelerated 2-year path to a Bachelor's degree. Learn more here.
Tuition & Aid
The EIBR program is funded by Make School and independently administered by a non-profit with transparent financials. Incentives remain aligned - Make School feels the financial pain of unemployed and underemployed graduates and has a final incentive to invest in ensuring students achieve good outcomes.
Application & Admissions
- First Year Students (less than 24 transfer units) must pass an Effective Communication I (ECI) course.
- Transfer Students (24 and more transfer united) must pass either an Effective Communication I or Effective Communication II (ECII) course.
All students must successfully pass the following foundational courses by the end of Term 2
- CS 1.1,
- BEW 1.1,
- SPD 1.1, or SPD 1.2
- A skills assessment of each conditionally admitted students written work will be completed. A specified end-point assignment from one of the courses above will be evaluated by a Dominican-designated faculty evaluator.
- After receipt of first semester grades and the evaluation of the end-point assignment, the student’s progress will be reviewed by the Dean of Make School and Vice President for Enrollment at Dominican to determine if the condition will be removed. If the student has not made satisfactory academic progress to remove the condition, the student will not be able to continue enrollment as a Dominican student.