College students nationwide have been forced to navigate the personal and economic challenges created by COVID-19. At Make School, you’ll never have to question your return on investment.
After a year filled with uncertainty on a global scale, we want to be very clear about what you can expect for Fall 2021 at Make School.
Real-World Education Whatever Our Reality
Make School is actively preparing to resume on-site classes in Fall 2021 with solid COVID-19 precautions in place.
Should the situation change, we will always put your safety first. We have shown that we can adapt quickly and deliver on our student-first mission regardless of circumstances. We are ready to provide the same rigorous project-based curriculum whether it’s online or in-person.
We shifted our classes online in March of 2020 and 80% of our students said that the experience has been on par or better than in-person classes. Because Make School has modeled our program on the same best practices as actual technology companies, we were able to transition to remote learning as seamlessly as Google and Microsoft transitioned to remote working. Our students use Google Calendar for meetings, Slack for communications, and Github for code submission and reviews.
Land a Dream Job or We’ll Pay Your Loans
Make School prepares you for one of the most pandemic-proof careers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for those in computer occupations dropped from 3% to 2.5% between January 2020 and May 2020.
Our 2020 graduates have continued to receive offers from top tech companies. In fact, three of them have started working at Microsoft in the last three months. Other recent placements include Yelp, SAP, and Zendesk.
At Make School, we feel accountable for your success even amidst a global pandemic. That’s why we have developed a financial model that guarantees a return on your investment and protects you from debt. Extended Income-Based Repayment (EIBR) caps student loan payments at a percentage of your income. And, if you are unemployed following graduation, Make School will make your monthly loan payments so long as eligibility criteria are met.
One more thing. While many colleges nationwide are raising their tuition to make up for losses caused by COVID-19, Make School is not.Learn more about EIBR
Support Beyond the Classroom
Putting our students first isn’t limited to our curriculum. We understand that college is a time to gain valuable life experience that will serve you well in the workplace and out in the world. That’s why we continue to be dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for our students beyond the walls of a virtual classroom.
To help you stay on track with your coursework and career goals.
E-Counseling from BetterHelp
Online access to mental health professionals paid for by Make School.
Student life will continue through extracurriculars, clubs, and community events, whether virtual or in-person.
A Welcoming Admissions Process
No Application Fee
Unofficial Transcripts Accepted
Our admissions process has always been a coaching opportunity where we cultivate your love of computer science while assessing if you will thrive at Make School. This remains unchanged for Fall 2021.
What has changed are a few policies that are designed to make the process easier in light of COVID-19:
For Domestic Students
Domestic students may now use UNOFFICIAL transcripts to receive an admission decision so long as the grades, class titles, student name, and institution name are clearly visible.
For International Students
International Students may now use the Duolingo Proficiency Exam for $49.00. The minimum score we will accept is 105. This score was arrived at by correlating both our TOEFL passing score and IELTS passing score with the Duolingo scores.
For Enrolling Students
We are offering deposit waivers and reductions to students and families who have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Prospective students must email email@example.com with the subject line, "Deposit Waiver/Reduction - COVID-19" to inform us of their change in financial circumstances.