Frequently asked questions

What kind of assistance can I anticipate throughout the bootcamp?

Student advisors: Your advisor is with you throughout the program, and is available to discuss your objectives, answer any questions, and provide guidance on any part of the bootcamp. 

Your mentor: A professional, industry expert will provide weekly 1:1 support and accountability in a 30-minute video call at your convenience.

Career coaches: Your career coach will assist you with interview practice, resume refinement, developing job hunting techniques, and more. 

Community TAs: Teaching assistants provide comprehensive feedback on projects and are available if you ever get stuck on an assignment. 

Lastly, your classmates: Collaborate on projects, form study groups, and get feedback from your peers along the way! 

How can I get a certificate of completion?

Upon graduating from either bootcamp, you will earn a certificate of completion from University of Massachusetts Global’s School of Extended Education. 

Are bootcamps delivered online or in person?

UMass Global bootcamps are delivered fully online. All you need is a connection to the internet. 

Are bootcamps part-time or full-time?

Our asynchronous bootcamps are designed to be completed on your own schedule, with students typically spending 15-20 hours per week on the programs.

Depending on the program, students typically finish in six to nine months.

Bootcamps are designed for you to complete on your own schedule and are asynchronous. 

Since our programs are flexible, you have the option to spend more time per week and finish faster than average with the continued aid of our support teams.

Do I need to purchase software to complete the bootcamp?

Tuition covers any tools required to complete our bootcamps successfully. 

I’m considering multiple programs and I don’t know which one suits me best. Who can help?

We have a team of admissions managers who are here to assist you with questions like these. Once you complete an application for any UMass Global bootcamp, our team will schedule a call with you to learn more about your career goals, and ensure you enroll into a bootcamp that aligns. 

Is this program really offered by UMass Global?

Yes, this program is offered by the University of Massachusetts Global’s School of Extended Education in partnership with Springboard, a global, online-first education provider. This partnership allows students like you to build technical skills while earning a certificate of completion from UMass Global. 

Have more questions? Reach out to us!

Our admissions managers can help you decide if one of our bootcamps is the right course for you.

Reach out at umassglobal@career-bootcamp.com

Cyber Security Bootcamp FAQs

How long does this bootcamp take?

It takes time and effort to become a cybersecurity specialist. We've developed a curriculum that will teach you what you need to know in order to get hired. The length of each student's course will differ, as it is entirely self-paced. We anticipate that the vast majority of students will be finished in 6 months working approximately 15-20 hours per week. 

How does the admissions process work?

We accept applicants on a rolling basis, but spots are limited. Our application process has multiple steps, and new cohorts of students start the bootcamp monthly.  

1. An admissions director will call you for an interview 

We’ll reach out for a fit interview if your application and profile meet admission standards. You’ll receive a phone call from either a local area code or a 415 area code. You must complete the fit interview to receive provisional acceptance. 

2. Take the technical skills survey

We'll send you a pre-program survey through email to determine any knowledge gaps before the program begins in parallel with your fit interview. It takes about 1/2 hour to complete this survey, and you should plan to complete it within 24 hours. 

3. Secure your seat

We are a selective program. If you're selected, we'll send you an e-mail registration link to complete within 24 hours. At this point, you’ll decide on your start date and payment method, you’ll complete your student profile, and you will then be officially enrolled and eligible to be matched with your industry mentor!  

How do the tuition payments work?

We offer three payment options for our bootcamps: 

Monthly Plan: You pay $2,083 per month, only for the months you're enrolled (most students complete within 6 months).

Upfront payment: You pay $11,120 upfront for 6 months. This is a 12% discount on the monthly plan.

Climb Credit loan*: Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

If approved, you pay a $500 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments, $63 - $168, for the first 6 months. After that, you will pay 36 monthly payments ranging from $383 - $443.

Note: All charges will be in USD (based on the above prices).

If you live outside of the United States, this may incur an extra charge, depending on which bank you use. To give you an estimate of how much you may pay, we display prices in your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates, excluding transaction fees.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

What are my financing options, beyond upfront or month to month pricing?

You can finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If you’re accepted to the bootcamp and approved by Climb Credit, you can start by paying as little as $63 - $168 per month.

How soon can I get hired in the cybersecurity industry?

The course's last module explores career components in detail. In this module, you'll learn how to design a successful job search method, develop your network, create a cybersecurity resume and LinkedIn profile, practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after real job interviews, and negotiate your compensation one-on-one with your career coach. We anticipate you will be able to get a cybersecurity position within six months after completing the bootcamp.

What are the admission requirements?

To be accepted into the bootcamp, you must have strong English proficiency and be 18 years of age or older. All backgrounds are welcome, but you need to demonstrate strong analytical skills and determination to complete all bootcamp activities.

Software Engineering Bootcamp FAQs

How long does this course take?

It takes time to build the technical expertise required to be a software engineer. We've developed a curriculum that will teach you what you need to know in order to get hired. The length of each student's course will differ, as it is entirely self-paced. We anticipate that the vast majority of students will be finished in 9 months working approximately 15-20 hours per week.

How does the admissions process work?

We accept applicants on a rolling basis, but spots are limited. Our application process has multiple steps, and new cohorts of students start the bootcamp monthly.  

1. An admissions director will call you for an interview 

We’ll reach out for a fit interview if your application and profile meet admission standards. You’ll receive a phone call from either a local area code or a 415 area code. You must complete the fit interview to receive provisional acceptance. 

2. Take the technical skills survey

We'll send you a pre-program survey through email to determine any knowledge gaps before the program begins in parallel with your fit interview. It takes about 1.5 hours to complete this survey, and you should plan to complete it within 24 hours. 

3. Secure your seat

We are a selective program. If you're selected, we'll send you an e-mail registration link to complete within 24 hours. At this point, you’ll decide on your start date and payment method, you’ll complete your student profile, and you will then be officially enrolled and eligible to be matched with your industry mentor!  

How do the tuition payments work?

We offer three payment options for our bootcamps: 

Monthly Plan: You pay $1,278 per month, only for the months you're enrolled (most students complete within 6 months).

Upfront payment: You pay $9,900 upfront for 6 months. This is a 16% discount on the monthly plan.

Climb Credit loan*: Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

If approved, you pay a $500 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments, $58 - $154, for the first 9 months. After that, you will pay 36 monthly payments ranging from $380 - $435.

Note: All charges will be in USD (based on the above prices).

If you live outside of the United States, this may incur an extra charge, depending on which bank you use. To give you an estimate of how much you may pay, we display prices in your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates, excluding transaction fees.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

What are my financing options, beyond upfront or month to month pricing?

You can finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If you’re accepted to the bootcamp and approved by Climb Credit, you can start by paying as little as $58 - $154 per month.

How soon can I get hired in the software engineering industry?

The Software Engineering Bootcamp includes nine optional career units, covering everything from identifying appropriate job titles and companies, to conducting mock interviews. The final component of the course is 60 hours of technical interview preparation, which includes in-depth whiteboarding and coding preparation.


It typically takes students a few months after completing the bootcamp to land interviews and ultimately switch jobs.  

What are the admission requirements?

To be accepted into the bootcamp, you must have strong English proficiency and be 18 years of age or older.

  • Applicants with existing skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can test into an accelerated Core version of the curriculum.

  • If you are new to coding, you can enroll into our Foundations+Core version of the program, where you’ll learn the basics needed to succeed. 

Data Analytics Bootcamp FAQs

How long does this course take?

We expect most students will complete the course in 6 months studying between 15-20 hours per week. The curriculum is built to teach you the skills needed to land a job.

How does the admissions process work?

Spots are limited and we accept candidates on a rolling basis. We have a multi-step application process.

1. Interview via phone with an Admissions Director

If your application and profile meet certain standards, we'll soon reach out by phone for a fit interview - be ready for a call shortly from a number with either a local area code or a 415 area code. This interview is required to gain provisional acceptance into the program.

2. Complete the technical skills survey

In parallel with your fit interview, we'll send you a survey via email to assess any knowledge gaps you may have before the program begins. Plan to complete this within 24 hours - most applicants take about 1/2 hour to do this.

3. Reserve your seat

Our program is very selective. If you are accepted, we will send you a registration link via email, to fill out within 24 hours. You will choose a start date and payment plan, and fill out your student profile to complete your enrollment and be eligible for mentor matching.

How do the tuition payments work?

We offer three payment options. Explore detailed payment options on the Data Analytics Bootcamp page, or speak with an admissions director to learn more. 

Monthly Plan: You pay per month, only for the months you're enrolled.

Upfront payment: You pay a discounted total payment upfront. 

Climb Credit loan*: If approved, you pay a $500-$700 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments while enrolled in the program. After that, you will pay monthly payments towards the loan principal.

Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

I need help with payments. Do you offer financing?

Yes! Finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If approved, you pay a $500-$700 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments while enrolled in the program. After that, you will pay monthly payments towards the loan principal. Speak with an admissions director to learn more.

How soon can I find a job?

Within the course, optional career units are offered. You can also work 1:1 with your career coach to create a successful job search strategy, build your network, craft a data science resume and LinkedIn profile, practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after actual job interviews, and negotiate your salary. We expect you can land a job within six months of course graduation.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

This bootcamp is designed to transform beginners in data analytics into technically advanced data analysts. Prerequisites for the bootcamp include:

  • English fluency (spoken and written), as determined by interactions with the admissions team 

  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • 2 years of professional work experience working regularly with office, design, or programming tools

Data Science Bootcamp FAQs

How long does this course take?

We expect most students will complete the course in 9 months studying between 15-20 hours per week. The curriculum is built to teach you the skills needed to land a job.

How does the admissions process work?

Spots are limited and we accept candidates on a rolling basis. We have a multi-step application process.

1. Interview via phone with an Admissions Director

If your application and profile meet certain standards, we'll soon reach out by phone for a fit interview - be ready for a call shortly from a number with either a local area code or a 415 area code. This interview is required to gain provisional acceptance into the program.

2. Complete the technical skills survey

In parallel with your fit interview, we'll send you a survey via email to assess any knowledge gaps you may have before the program begins. Plan to complete this within 24 hours - most applicants take about 1 hour to do this.

3. Reserve your seat

Our program is very selective. If you are accepted, we will send you a registration link via email, to fill out within 24 hours. You will choose a start date and payment plan, and fill out your student profile to complete your enrollment and be eligible for mentor matching.

How do the tuition payments work?

We offer three payment options. Explore detailed payment options on the Data Science Bootcamp page, or speak with an admissions director to learn more. 

Monthly Plan: You pay per month, only for the months you're enrolled.

Upfront payment: You pay a discounted total payment upfront. 

Climb Credit loan*: If approved, you pay a $500-$700 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments while enrolled in the program. After that, you will pay monthly payments towards the loan principal.

Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

I need help with payments. Do you offer financing?

Yes! Finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If approved, you pay a $500-$700 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments while enrolled in the program. After that, you will pay monthly payments towards the loan principal. Speak with an admissions director to learn more. 

How soon can I find a job?

Within the course, optional career units are offered. You can also work 1:1 with your career coach to create a successful job search strategy, build your network, craft a data science resume and LinkedIn profile, practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after actual job interviews, and negotiate your salary. We expect you can land a job within six months of course graduation.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

This bootcamp is designed for students who have:

  • English fluency (spoken and written), as determined by interactions with the admissions team

  • Proficiency in math and statistics

During the application process, you’ll take a technical skills survey to determine your starting line:

  • Students without prior coding experience, with proficiency in math and statistics will be provided units that cover essential data science concepts, including Python, which you’ll need to succeed in the core curriculum.

  • Students with prior experience in statistics and programming, such as software developers, analysts, and finance professionals, will have access to the same introductory units, but they will be optional. You’ll be able to move right into the core curriculum. 

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