I’m an employer looking to hire some developers, how do I get in touch with you?
Pretty soon, we’ll have a “Hire a Grad” page with profile links to our graduates, but for now the best way to get in touch is to fill out our Contact Form ‐ we try to respond as quickly as possible!
Are your classes in-person only?
Right now, our classes are in-person only. If you have special circumstances, we may be able to admit you into our classes remotely.
Who should apply?
All of our graduates share these core qualities: ‐ A desire to improve their life ‐ Exhibit “growth mindset” ‐ Willing to take a risk ‐ 15 hrs to commit to the class and coursework each week ‐ Availability to attend classes If this sounds like you, don’t hesitate to apply now!
What is the application process like?
First, you'll fill out a short application and schedule an Admissions Interview for us to get to know you and answer your questions. Then, you'll complete a quick admissions assignment for review. Your acceptance will follow that, then you'll enroll and get started on your selected start date!
Can I change my start date if I’ve already applied?
Yes, just let us know.
Where can I view your course starting dates?
Where are classes held?
We’ve got two locations - one in downtown Austin at Capital Factory and one in Central Austin at Highland.
Is there parking downtown?
Yes, we have an agreement with a local parking garage to allow parking for $5/night. Additionally, street parking is available.
Who teaches the classes?
All of our classes are taught by professional developers currently employed in the field. They code by day and teach by night. This ensures our curriculum and instruction is up-to-date and aligned with current industry norms. We’ll soon have an instructor page with all of our instructors listed, but for now, visit our homepage to see a few.
How much is tuition?
Each 8-week class is $2,990, and each track consists of 4 classes.
What if I really want to sign up but I can’t afford it?
We encourage you to check with your current employer to see if they’d be willing to assist with the costs. Also, we partner with a reputable organization for financing. Skills Fund is simple to apply for, and offers the same great rate for every student approved for financing.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! Make sure you’re signed up for our blog and are subscribed to our newsletter to learn about these opportunities as they arise. Also note that if you’re a driver for Lyft, we offer tuition discounts - click here to learn more.
Do you offer financial aid? (as in FAFSA)
We do not offer financial aid.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept credit cards and checks.
Can I just take a single course?
Yes, absolutely. If you’re a novice, you’d have to take Web 101 first. If you’re already a developer, it’s possible you could test out of Web 101 and start in a more advanced class. You’ll go through the same application process either way and we’ll get all the details we need to get you in the right class during our interview call, so don’t hesitate ‐ apply now!
Do I have to take each course consecutively?
If you apply and register for the Full Track, you’ll take each course consecutively. If you’re already a developer interested in individual courses, it’s possible you could test into specific classes. Either way, you’ll need to go through the application process, and we’ll get all the details we need to get you into the right class during our interview call, so we encourage you to go ahead and apply now!
What do I need for class?
Students must have a laptop and a desire to change their life!
What kind of computer do I need?
A laptop computer purchased in the last 5 or 6 years will work.
How long does it take students to find a job afterwards?
It usually takes our graduates between 3 and 6 months after graduation to secure a full-time job.
Will I be ready for a job after this?
Yes, we teach technologies currently used by tech companies. Our instructors are full-time developers and make you job-ready. Our Job Placement class will teach you how to land interviews and succeed in getting job offers.
What kind of help do you provide ACA students during their job search?
Our Director of Job Placement will be there every step of the way.
Do you help me get a job?
Yes, we have your back and will help you find a job!
What’s the rate of students getting jobs?
Can I take the course and then afterwards get a job outside of Austin?
Yes, the technologies we teach are valued in software companies all over the world.
Will there be networking opportunities during the programs?
Together, we will attend networking opportunities with potential employers.
What is the average class size?
Our classes are between 10 and 20 students. You will have access to a professional developer. All of our classes come with unlimited tutoring.
What does Full-stack mean?
Full-stack development means both front-end and back-end. The front end is what people see, and the back end stores and uses the data.
What is C# .NET?
C#, pronounced “C Sharp”, is a very popular programming language developed in 2000 by Microsoft. It is used to build web applications, computer programs, and video games. The .NET Framework, pronounced “Dot Net”, is a framework developed and maintained by Microsoft. It used to build web applications, mobile applications, desktop applications, and even alternative operating systems.
What kind of projects will I have in my portfolio?
You will build full-stack applications hosted online for potential employers to see. Your projects are integral to securing employment.
Will I have the opportunity to work on my own projects at ACA?
Yes, please bring in your creative ideas. Your personal projects will help you land your first coding job.
How do I get the most out of ACA?
We highly encourage you to attend every class, work alongside your classmates whenever possible (you’ll have access to both of our locations) and take advantage of unlimited tutoring, which is included in your tuition!
What is the policy on missing class days for special events, weddings, trips, etc?
Students may miss no more than 2 classes per 8-week class. Classes are recorded, and students are expected to watch class recordings and makeup missing work.