The Admissions Process at DecodeMTL

Applying to DecodeMTL is the first step towards opening up a whole world of opportunities. You’ve likely heard many success stories of people who have changed their lives by learning to code (read alumni stories here) and perhaps now you’d like to do the same. So how do you begin this journey? By applying, of course!

The application process at DecodeMTL is exactly that: a process. In this article, we will be going through each step in detail so that you know what to expect and how to prepare. It's important to emphasize that we want you to succeed. We are here to provide all the necessary tools and to support you along the way - as long as you are dedicated you can’t go wrong.

Step 1: Apply Online

Visit the application page on our website and apply or click here. This is a pretty basic form, but it is very important that you take the time to fill it out. We want to get a sense of who you are and why you are applying to our Bootcamp.

Just be honest and open, as there are no right or wrong answers. If you do this, there is a good chance we will move onto the next step in the application process. Incomplete applications may be rejected.

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Step 2: Initial Interview

If your application is selected to move forward, you will receive an email from us to schedule a Google Hangout. This virtual meeting will serve as an opportunity to learn more about you, and vice versa. We call it an interview, but there’s no need to stress! We just want to review your application with you. We will also make sure that you understand the intensity of the bootcamp and that you are up for the challenge.

The bootcamp consists of a several weeks of hard work. We only accept students who are ready to commit to long days, intense learning, and hands on experience. The first interview is your time to tell us how committed you are - this is one thing we cannot help with!

Step 3: Study Time

To prepare for your admissions test (to be discussed next), you will need to learn the basics of JavaScript. There is no time limit on how long you can take to study, but on average, if you have never coded before it should take around two months to learn the basics.

People who don’t know how to code should not be afraid of applying. We will give you the tools to guide you down the right path.

Step 4: The Admissions Test

When you're ready, you can schedule an admissions test with us. It will last roughly 1 hour, and is typically done on-site, unless you live outside of Montreal. The test consists of 10-15 JavaScript questions. You will be required to write code to solve problems. Use of Google is permitted and encouraged 🙂. You must receive a passing grade on the test to be accepted into the bootcamp. If you fail, you can re-apply in the future.

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Step 5: Final Steps

The entire process, including your learning, can take a few months. For this reason we strongly recommend planning in advance and leaving enough time between your first steps in applying, to your desired Bootcamp start date. For example, if you wish to join a Cohort in January, begin the application process in September.

Overall, we do not want you to stress out or panic over the process. It requires commitment but you will learn and improve your skillset - before the bootcamp even begins!

If you feel ready, go ahead and apply now! If you'd like to learn more, schedule a visit and come see us in person! We look forward to receiving your application!