Data Science Admissions Process
Below you'll find everything you need to know about the application process.
Step 1: Complete an application
First, tell us your name and email address (be sure it's an account you check regularly), and choose a password. You'll use these credentials to access your class materials, so please choose a strong password that you'll remember.
Then, you'll fill in your personal information, and tell us about your background.
Lastly, you'll choose which program you want to enroll in. Not sure? Take this short quiz to get matched to your perfect course.
Step 2: Pass the entrance test
Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT)
Now we'll ask you to complete a brief assessment called the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test, which helps us predict your ability to be successful at BloomTech and in your future career.
The CCAT consists of 50 questions, and you will have 15 minutes to complete the test. It's normal not to finish all 50 questions in the time allotted, so take a deep breath, do your best, and find a quiet place to work before you begin. You can find a free CCAT study guide here.
Data Science Skills Challenge
Data Science applicants are also required to complete a Data Science Skills Challenge at this stage which must be passed with a score of 11/15. You will have 45 minutes to complete the challenge. See our DS Challenge study guide for help preparing!
Verify Your Education
If you live in DC, CA, or TX, we'll need to verify your educational background. You can upload one of the following:
1. College Transcripts
2. High School Diploma
3. GED Certificate
Alternatively, you can take the Wonderlic basic skills test. More information about ATB tests can be found here: https://wonderlic.com/atb-testing-state-level/.
Step 3: Sign documents and choose start date
Now it's time check your email, which will contain a series of tasks you'll need to complete before you can begin classes. Along with the email asking you to choose your start date, you will be prompted to read through the BloomTech Catalog (this will be sent to you in an email) to make sure you understand and are willing to adhere to our policies. You can check the Catalog out ahead of time to learn more about BloomTech’s style, structure, and ethos.
Select Your Tuition Option
First, you'll select a tuition payment option. You can find more information about our tuition options here.
Confirm Your Start Date
Then, you need to confirm your desired start date.
Sign the Enrollment Agreement
After you’ve reviewed the BloomTech Catalog and chosen your start date, you’ll be sent the Enrollment Agreement to review, initial, and sign.
Finalize Tuition Payment Method
If you elected to pay $0 upfront and apply for an Outcomes Based Loan, or selected an Income Share Agreement (ISA) or California retail installment contract, you’ll be directed to sign the appropriate contract. If you selected an upfront payment option, you'll receive an invoice via email.
If you need to change your payment method, feel free to reach out to us to discuss your options.
All of the above must be completed by our enrollment deadline for the class of your choice.
Step 4: Complete your Orientation Course in Canvas
Now it’s time to prepare for your first day of class! The first key to success on Day One is to complete your Orientation Course located within Canvas.
In this self paced course, you’ll learn effective strategies for remote learning, be briefed on our academic expectations, get a crash course on how to use the software and tools needed for your program, and receive instructions for how to get help. Other than completing your precourse work, completing this orientation course is the best way you can prepare yourself to succeed at BloomTech.
Your Orientation course and its assignments are due at 11:59pm the Thursday before class starts. Please also make sure to register for any of the optional live events you are interested in attending. These events will take place the week before class begins, also called Welcome Week! Registration links and event details for Welcome Week can be found within your Orientation Canvas Course.
Please note that completion of your Orientation course is mandatory, and failure to complete may result in your start date being delayed.
Step 5: Complete the data science precourse work
We've designed a self-paced precourse work experience for each course to ensure that all learners are prepared with the foundational programming concepts and skills they need to be successful in Unit 1.
Completing the precourse work is strongly recommended. The curriculum moves quickly and learners who do not have prior coding experience may fall behind without self-study prior to day one.
The precourse work will take you about 15 hours to complete, so please plan accordingly so you can ensure that you've completed all of the requirements before you begin your Orientation course.
Ready? Get started with Step 1 and start your application below!