Selection Process

Learning to program requires constant learning and overcoming roadblocks. We are looking for people who are deeply interested in software, have a high capacity to learn, and are smart and intellectually curious. Oh, and tenacious.

Contrary to popular belief, a high aptitude in math is not required. Many great programmers don’t come from a math or science background, and we see great success for many different types of background including languages and music. And no, you don’t need a college degree.

Code Platoon Selection Standards

We are looking for students that are:

  • Hardworking & Committed. We need to know you’re in it for the long haul. For four months you will need to be fully dedicated to the program, putting in 12 to 14 hour days, 6 or 7 days a week.
  • Based in Chicago. The collaborative learning model requires full participation. Students are expected to attend classes in person and to be on-site for all coursework.
  • Passionate & Learning. Applicants need to show evidence that they’ve done some initial legwork. Roughly 60-100 hours of pre-work covering computing basics is required.
Get Started

The pre-work helps students ramp up on computing basic and introduces some of the tools we will use throughout the program. The pre-work is required.

Begin The Application Process

Train to be a Developer

Get the skills for a new career. Code Platoon is an immersive coding boot camp that teaches veterans and military spouses everything they need to know to become a full-stack developer. Our next class will begin accepting applications soon.