Data Science Admissions Process
Below you'll find everything you need to know about the application process.
Step 1: Complete an application
First, register by entering your name and email address (be sure it's an account you check regularly) and choosing a password. You'll use these credentials to access your class materials once you’re enrolled, so please choose a strong password that you'll remember.
Next, fill in your personal information, choose which program you want to enroll in and when you want to start, and tell us about your background. Not sure which BloomTech program is right for you? Take this short quiz to get matched to a course that fits your experience and goals.
Step 2: Pass the entrance assessment
Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT)
Now we'll ask you to complete a brief assessment called the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT), which helps us predict your ability to succeed 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 to not finish all 50 questions in the time allotted, so find a quiet place to work before you begin, take a deep breath, and do your best. You can find a free CCAT study guide here.
Verify Your Education
If you live in Texas or Washington DC, we'll need to verify your educational background with one of the following documents:
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.
Step 3: Start your Free Trial
Congratulations on being admitted to BloomTech! Unlike other schools, you don't have to wait for a group start date; with our rolling starts model, you can begin learning any time!
Now that you're admitted, you have the opportunity to test drive the BloomTech learner experience with no financial commitment via our 3-week Free Trial. Your Free Trial includes access to:
- Our Orientation course
- A Skills Assessment with personalized recommendations to strengthen your skills
- Live events and Code Alongs
- Systems and tools you’ll use as a BloomTech learner
- 1:1 support with enrollment coaches and learning assistants
- Access to 2 sprints of course curriculum (must sign an Enrollment Agreement to unlock)
Our Orientation course is self-paced and will give you a preview of life as a learner at BloomTech. You’ll gain effective strategies for remote learning, be briefed on our academic expectations, learn how to use the software and tools needed for your program, and understand how to get help whenever you need it.
Step 4: Sign your Enrollment Agreement and start classes
Now that you’ve gotten a preview of life as a BloomTech learner, it’s time to sign your Enrollment Agreement. Before signing, we encourage you to review our tuition options. You can also read through the BloomTech Catalog (your state-specific catalog was sent in an email) to make sure you understand and are willing to adhere to our policies, and to learn more about BloomTech’s style, structure, and approach to teaching the skills needed for the tech industry.
Once you’ve signed your Enrollment Agreement and completed Orientation, you’ll unlock access to the first 2 sprints of curriculum in your chosen program while engaging with instructors, career experts, and coaches dedicated to your personal success. This is part of your 3-week Free Trial.
Ready? Get started with Step 1 and start your application!
Step 5: Finalize your tuition payment
It’s time to secure your spot as a BloomTech learner and accelerate your path to a career in tech! The last step in the process is finalizing your tuition payment, which must be completed (meaning all applicable payments have successfully been processed) within 3 weeks of starting your Free Trial.
If you elected to pay $0 upfront and apply for Deferred Tuition, or selected an Income Share Agreement (ISA), you’ll be directed to one of BloomTech’s financing partners to sign the appropriate contract. If you selected our upfront payment option, you'll receive an invoice via email.
Congratulations—you’re on your way to a fulfilling career in tech!
Ready? Start your application today!