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Cohort Dates

Cohort Dates &

Rolling admissions means the earlier you apply, the most spots there are available. Browse the dates below and start your coding school admissions application for software development training today!

January 2023

Suggested application deadline: December 5





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February 2023

Suggested application deadline: January 16





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April 2023

Suggested application deadline: March 6





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Application Process

  1. Complete your application

    This short-form questionnaire helps our team customize your interview and admissions experience.

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  2. Schedule an interview

    During this 30-45 min Zoom conversation we help you plan for success starting with a goal assessment and extensive Q&A. You'll receive a link to schedule this interview after applying, and you'll be able to meet with Alchemy’s admissions team more than once.

  3. Formally enroll

    A paid program deposit and signed agreement secure your cohort seat. You then have time to apply for scholarships (if applicable) and to explore your funding and preparation plans with our coding bootcamp admissions team as a resource.

  4. Prepare for class

    Preparation requires 40 hours of tutorial prework online. You can also take our Developer 101 course. You'll join our prework Slack and have access to instructional support and our entire community before your cohort begins!

    Developer 101

Tuition & financing

We’re here to help you succeed. From the minute you’re enrolled until long after graduation we’re invested in providing the tools and resources you need at every step in your new career. Over the course of our rigorous program, we work with each student to tailor a personalized career strategy and introduce you to a network of tech employers, software engineers who are alumni of the program, community partners, and opportunities.

Program Tuition: $24,000 / 25 Weeks Full-time

Find the financing plan that’s right for you

  1. Upfront tuition

    Pay tuition in full one week prior to starting the program, or choose an installment plan to pay installments throughout the program for a fee. Ask Admissions about discounts if you pay your code school tuition upfront.

  2. ISA

    Pay your tuition after you are employed with Alchemy's Impact Income Share Agreement (ISA). In partnership with Social Finance, this option was carefully designed as an intelligent solution to building your new career with less risk for individuals who are under-employed or unemployed. ISA students only make payments once they are earning $50,000 or more per year.

  3. Private Loan

    Work with Alchemy's partner lender Climb Credit or your own financial institution. We recommend speaking with admissions prior to applying for funding.

  4. Grants & State Assistance

    Many states offer retraining grants that may cover up to $5,000 or more of your tuition. Alchemy works with WorkSystems in the Portland Metro area and other states have similar programs.

    If you are eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation, you may able to use it to pay for some or all your training.

    Please Contact Admissions for more details about grants and governmental assistance.

Maintaining Your Benefits

Alchemy Code Lab is listed on the State of Oregon's Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).

If you are collecting unemployment benefits, you can continue to do so during the full duration of Alchemy’s program. This option is available to residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.

Notify our team during your interview to receive your Alchemy TUI Form once enrolled. Plan to submit your form 30+ days prior to your start date.

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Scholarships Available

We offer several scholarships designed to create more opportunities for self-identifying women, Veterans, LGBTQ+, and individuals from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in tech.

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Alchemy Diversity In Tech

Applications are open on a rolling basis. Tuition awards range from 5-70% and are based upon the degree of barrier entering the tech field and personal need. Alchemy does not turn away any qualifying applicants.

Women Who Code

This $2,500 tuition scholarship is awarded to two women per cohort (located anywhere in the US) and is provided in partnership with Alchemy.

PDX Women In Tech

This $5,000 tuition scholarship is awarded to one Black and/or Indigenous woman per cohort and is provided in partnership with PDXWIT.

What to expect in your interview

We'll help you create a trajectory-based goal plan to determine if Alchemy is the right training program for your needs.

During the programming bootcamp admissions process we provide:

  • Counsel on how to assess a training program including Alchemy's focus.
  • Insight into Alchemy's daily requirements and how to excel in the program and beyond.
  • Funding resources that best fit your needs.
  • Outcome data and graduate success - what happens after graduation?
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Meet our Student Services Team

Whether you're just beginning your decision making process, or you're ready to apply, we're here to help.

Affiliations & Endorsements
  • Read our reviews on Course Report

    2021-2022 Rising Star

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  • SwitchUp Best Coding Bootcamps 2021

    Best of 2021, Top 10


  • SwitchUp Best Coding Bootcamps 2020

    Best of 2020


  • Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

    Licensed Vocational School

    State of Oregon