Frequently Asked Questions
Everything You Want to Know
Over the years, we’ve heard a lot of questions about DeltaV Code and Digital Marketing School. Here you’ll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our programs, curriculum, and enrollment process. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, feel free to reach out to our support team for further assistance.
Financing and Scholarships
Is DeltaV Code School GI Bill® approved?
You will find us in the WEAMS Institution Search as a Non College Degree program as Delta V Code School. Code 101, 102, 201, 301, and 401 are all approved.
Learn about the G.I. Bill® and all our financing options! And, if you have questions about VA Education Benefits, please reach out to us!
Are scholarships available?
DeltaV Code and Digital Marketing School offers Diversity Tuition Awards.
Women; U.S. military veterans; low-income individuals; and people who qualify as members of ethnic groups such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American, including Alaskan, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander; and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance from this fund.
Tuition awards are based on financial need and the applicant’s ability to meet requirements of both the course and tuition assistance application.
Learn about Diversity Tuition Awards and all our financing options!
Are discounts available?
A 20% discount is available to recent college grads and veterans.
A 10% discount is available to students who pay for all three major courses (Code 201, 301, and 401) at one time.
What is considered "low-income"?
Our Diversity Tuition Award defines “low-income” as a family that has an income of 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or less.
- Family Size of 1 = $40,770
- Family Size of 2 = $54,930
- Family Size of 3 = $69,090
- Family Size of 4 = $83,250
- Family Size of 5 = $97,410
- Family Size of 6 = $111,570
- Family Size of 7 = $125,730
- Family Size of 8 = $139,890
- Each Additional Family Member = $14,160
How do I apply?
Simple! Fill out our application form or schedule some time to talk to us about your options!
Our goal is to make sure you’re signed up for a program that matches your interests and a course that matches your skill level.
I have absolutely no experience. Are your classes beginner friendly enough for me?
If you’ve never done any programming and are new to programming, we offer a Code 101.
Code 101 is a single day workshop for those curious about programming and if it’s the right career for them. Code 101 meets on a Saturday, and students build a static webpage with HTML and CSS, hear from industry professionals and fellow students, and get a feel for DeltaV’s learning experience.
Do you only offer courses in web development?
No! We now also offer a Digital Marketing Curriculum, which culminates in Digital Marketing Fast Track. Check it out!
I filled out the application form, now what?
First of all, thanks for applying!
We will review your application and be in touch ASAP. It may take a few days to hear from us, but we will be in contact with you to discuss the results of your application and continue the process.
Are payments eligible for federal tuition tax credits or deductible on my taxes?
To our knowledge, payments for students to attend classes offered by DeltaV Code School are not eligible for special tax treatment. DeltaV Code School is not deemed to be an “eligible educational institution” under applicable IRS regulations.
If you would like to donate to scholarship funds that enable low-income students to participate in our programs, NewBoCo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and such donations are generally tax deductible.
You should always check with your personal tax advisor about your own tax situation.
What is the difference between each course?
Code 401 courses take intermediate developers and train them in a specific programming language (plus tools and best practices) to help them land high-paying jobs in the tech industry. Graduates of Code 401 courses are ready to hit the ground running as full-blown software developers in tech companies or startups of their own.
Do you offer any online classes?
Yes! Due to COVID-19, we have transitioned from “in-person” to online classes. Once we are able to teach “in-person” classes again, we will open our Cedar Rapids classroom, but still allow remote learning for those students not local to Cedar Rapids.
Our new online platform has the following features:
- Attend class from anywhere. Whether from the comfort of your home, private office, cabin in the woods, if you have an internet connection you are all set to join
- Whiteboarding with interactive co-annotation
- Polls for tracking progress
- Learn from full-time expert Instructors over an interactive real-time video feed
- No pre-recorded videos or boring slide decks!
- Receive real-time feedback on projects and assignments
- Collaborate and interact with fellow students in virtual breakout groups
- Interactive lab time hosted by instructional staff in small group settings.
- Develop a truly global network of like-minded individuals
- Daily attendance and feedback on assignments for the same accountability of in-person classes
How is the coding bootcamp different from taking and online Udemy course—$20k vs. $12?
DeltaV Code and Digital Marketing School offers you hands-on instruction in a cohort of other class members. This provides you with real-world experience in pair programming, working as part of a team, live presentations, and conceiving and developing software programs from scratch. Additionally, you receive the motivating support and encouragement of our talented staff and your classmates almost every day for the duration of the course. Resume-building, career workshops, and mock job interviews round out the unique DeltaV experience.
Do you offer any self-paced classes?
Yes! We now offer Code 102 with a self-paced option. Get it done on YOUR schedule. Access recorded lecture videos and live chat with peers. Finish class in under a month, on your own timeline, with scheduled screen-share support from your instructor.
For more information and for the exact schedule, please visit Code 102 Self-paced.
Do you offer any night or weekend classes?
New for 2020, we now offer DeltaV Code 201 as a Night and Weekend option.
For more information, see Code 102 Nights and Weekends, Code 201 Nights and Weekends, and Code 301 Nights and Weekends.
What does an average day look like?
In our Daytime track, students will be at DeltaV Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (and often longer).
Class time focuses on lectures, whiteboard practices, and “reverse classroom” discussions about your code. Lab time spent in group projects, on homework, and getting one-on-one help from instructors and TAs.
Project weeks deviate from this schedule to focus on your group projects. This is an opportunity to work with other students on a larger project that adds to your experience and resume. You and fellow classmates work in the co-working space with instructors, co-instructors, and TAs nearby.
The course uses additional textbooks and online readings, lessons, and tutorials, plus various assignments and quizzes. Group projects and pair programming also add to your experience and education.
Throughout Code 401 courses, students also hear from guest speakers or learn from our career development curriculum.
What is your grading system like?
DeltaV Code and Digital Marketing School provides only a pass/fail transcript and does not assign letter grades to each student. However, to monitor student progress throughout each program, DeltaV Code School uses a point-based grading system that is introduced to the students on the first day of each program.
Students receive a specified number of points for assignments, quizzes, projects, participation, lighting talks, and/or other deliverables during the program. Program instructors maintain and update point totals throughout the program such that students can log in to the system and view their scores.
Instructors do not assign grades on any curve or adjusted system; all points are assigned completely based on completion of assignments and quality of work and energy invested.
What if I get low grades?
Code 201, Code 301, and Code 401 students who maintain point totals of less than 90% of their potential points are considered to be underperforming. Because of the wide variety of circumstances and possible appropriate remedies, DeltaV Code School gives its instructors broad latitude for handling students with grades below 90%.
For example, students with less than 70% of available points in a course can be excused from the program. Students between 70% and 90% may be given a verbal or written warning, if it appears they will have difficulty in completing the course. Generally, students who fail a course retake it for a satisfactory grade.
What type of project should I expect when I finish my coding bootcamp?
You will be a part of a team who completed a full stack application, that is live and should be used during the employment process and a way to show off your new skill sets.
Career Development and Careers
Can you become career-ready this quickly?
Immersion is the key to quickly learning the tools and programming languages that you’ll need on the job as a professional software developer. Our program takes hard-working, ambitious individuals and channels their drive into several months of intensive training.
This process is even faster for students who already have some personal or on-the-job training in programming. If you are an absolute beginner, start learning to code in Code 101 or Code 102.
While placement training and service may be provided, the school cannot promise or guarantee employment to any student or graduate. The DeltaV Code School is not accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency, and as such any credits earned at the school may not be able to be transferred to accredited schools and may not qualify students for employment.
What do DeltaV graduates do after graduation?
DeltaV Code and Digital Marketing School graduates are typically employed within several months of graduation with an average starting salary of $58,000.
Career workshops are an important part of our curriculum!
Will DeltaV make introductions to companies for me?
If you’re looking for a position at a certain company, we are happy to reach out and introduce you.
Does DeltaV have an alumni network?
Yes. DeltaV maintains a private Slack channel for alumni, where you can chat about career opportunities or seek help or feedback on software projects. Local DeltaV alumni are also frequent attendees of course project presentations.
Does DeltaV have examples of successful graduate stories?
Absolutely! We have a lot of great success stories. You can read just a few of them on our Student Stories page!
Do you have more questions that we didn’t cover here? Don’t hesitate to reach out!