PART II: CODING CHALLENGES, ESSAYS, AND VIDEOS
This part of the application will help us determine and measure your programming ability. The easy challenge questions in Part Two of the application are worth one point each, intermediate items are worth two points each, and difficult questions are worth three points. The maximum score you can receive is 21. We recommend that you solve enough problems to get a minimum cumulative total of 14 points before submitting it.
Please take your time with this application and answer as many questions as you can. You are competing with many other applicants and the people with the highest scores will be accepted into the cohort. Applicants who copy code from somewhere else will be automatically rejected.
Below, you will see instructions and links to your coding challenges.
If you are a total beginner with coding, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I learn how to code on my own, if I want to go to Code Platoon to learn to code?” Code Platoon is looking for students who demonstrate grit and a deep interest in coding. Students who have been successful in our program spent some time learning the basics of coding before applying, solidifying their interest and commitment to this new career path.
Complete beginners should allow 40-60 hours of preparation time before starting Part Two. Code Platoon provides a free, self-paced Intro to Coding course and can also recommend other preparation resources to prepare yourself for completing the challenges/assessment.
We understand that Code Platoon can feel a bit complex—between the intensive curriculum, selective admissions, and unique project-based learning—but we’re here to support you every step of the way, and that includes now, as you apply. If you have any questions as you move through the application process, please reach out to Greg Drobny, our Student Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com, or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coding Challenges Step 1
Watch the below Coding Challenge Video.
Coding Challenges Step 2
Choose a programming language for your coding challenges. Clicking on a programming language will auto-enroll you in a Repl Classroom with the coding challenges. (Please only click and complete one.)
Essay and Video Submissions
Complete everything, including the essays and video link, in the form below, all at one time. NOTE: This form will not save your work or let you return to a partial submission!