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Full Stack Development

Since 2013, we’ve been teaching students like you everything they need to know to land their first job in software development. Learn by doing and build a professional portfolio of projects to set yourself apart in landing your first development job.


A Proven Path to Professional Developer

3 Weeks of Optional Preparation

If you’re new to coding or if you want to get some extra practice in, take our Preflight Challenge. We often run scholarships for those that participate.

8 Weeks of Pre-Work

The Ignition program ensures Launchers are ready to hit the ground running when the main course begins. Launchers & the instructional team work together virtually to solidify fundamental programming skills.

10 Weeks

An immersive learning experience focused on building real products. Launchers work collaboratively with their peers as well as our experienced instructors.

Career Kickoff
Networking Day

Launchers show off what they built during the bootcamp and have the opportunity to rub elbows with our network of awesome companies on the lookout for great talent.

Post-Grad Support
6 Months

Graduates will continue to have unrestricted access to our learning management system, advanced skill-building projects, code reviews with our instructors, and career guidance.

Schedule an Informational Call

Are you interested in learning to code and are seeking additional information about our software engineering program?  If so, schedule a call with us.  We can discuss your personal career objectives and whether our program is a good fit.   We’ll walk through the day to day aspects of the program and answer any questions you may have.

Build Your Portfolio

Launch Academy offers a challenge based learning environment, where you’ll work collaboratively on projects that you can add to your GitHub profile. Once you’ve established a base set of skills, you’ll deploy a full-stack application as part of a small group. You’ll conclude your time at Launch Academy by spending two weeks building and deploying a large capstone project for you to showcase after graduation.

Filipe Miranda

Musicabulary leverages APIs from, Discogs, and to generate a customized, interactive chart that compares the relative differences in the lyrical diversity of each user’s top 50 artists.

Length: 3:32
Katherine Bedell

A harmonious frisson of Amazon Alexa, an API from boardgamegeek, React, and Javascript. This blend created Gameshelf, the app to sort and discover new board games to add to your collection.

Length: 4:49

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Career Development

Our proven Career Services team has helped hundreds of graduates land their first development roles. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be equipped with all of the necessary professional tools to land your dream job as a developer.

Guest Speakers

Company founders, directors of engineering, and community leaders visit every week and talk with Launchers about what it’s like to work in the industry.

Portfolio Review

We apply an intense polish to your resume, personal profile, social media profile, and programming portfolio.

Mock Interviews

A series of mock interviews conducted in the final weeks of the program prepare you to put your best foot forward at Career Kickoff.

Post-Grad Kickoff

The companies come to you! Show off what you built at Launch, network with hiring partners, and explore the amazing opportunities that lie ahead.

Post-Grad Support

Every student receives post-grad support, which includes continual access to our learning management system, office hours with our instructors, and career guidance.

Tuition: $17,500

Tuition and Living Costs Made Easy

We think you should be able to learn to code regardless of your financial status.  Student’s should also be provided with fair and understandable options when it comes to tuition financing.  That is why we’ve teamed up with Ascent to give you more flexible tuition payment options. By working directly with this partner, you can start Launch Academy for as little as $1,000 up front and defer your tuition payments until 3 months after graduation.  You can pay back your tuition over 3-5 years thereafter.

Launch Academy also offers a $500 diversity scholarship to underrepresented gender, racial, and LGBTQ minorities in the tech industry, as well as for military veterans. If you believe you qualify, please contact Admissions for more information.


Deposit $1,000

Save money and avoid interest charges by paying the balance of your tuition at the start of the program.

Deposit $1,000

36 or 60-month terms with interest-only or deferment options. Payments start at $353 per month thereafter.  Visit Ascent for more details.

If you’re planning to enroll early, check out our Preflight Challenge. We often provide scholarships to our proactive students that want to develop their skills in advance of the program.

Upcoming Cohorts

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Boston #36 Feb 3, 2022 Jan 3, 2022 Jan 24, 2022 Mar 21, 2022 May 27, 2022 Apply
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Boston #36
Enrollment Ends
Feb 3, 2022
Preflight Begins
Jan 3, 2022
Ignition Begins
Jan 24, 2022
On Campus Begins
Mar 21, 2022
On Campus Ends
May 27, 2022
Boston #37
Enrollment Ends
May 5, 2022
Preflight Begins
Apr 4, 2022
Ignition Begins
Apr 25, 2022
On Campus Begins
Jun 20, 2022
On Campus Ends
Aug 26, 2022

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How is COVID-19 affecting Launch Academy courses?

Since Monday, March 16, all current classes and aspects of the daily Launch Academy experience have been operating virtually, including instructor-led clinics, discussion groups, project-based work, collaboration and support from our team. We have been monitoring COVID-19 closely and will make adjustments as needed. Currently, we are still planning for BOS30 to be held in-person, but will become virtual if necessary. For more details on how we’ve virtualized Launch Academy, see our recent blog post.

What makes Launch Academy different from other similar programs?

We care. Honestly. Our core principles can be distilled into a single goal: we want to help you be the absolute best person you can be. We teach at a higher level than other bootcamps, and our graduates are a step (or five) ahead of their peers in other programs. We value long-term success over short-term gains, and we pledge to stick with you and provide ongoing support for every one of our graduates. All Launchers, from those that graduated from our first cohort in the summer of 2013 to the ones on campus right now, are encouraged to reach out to us for support. Hiring rates are important (and we’ve got some of the best in the business) but we consider them to be vanity metrics. Instead, we judge our success on the successes of our graduates in their new positions.

We are really proud of our challenge-based curriculum, full-time staff, post-grad support program, and collaborative learning environment. Our curriculum is 100% challenge-based and we introduce our students to concepts the night before they’ll learn it from the instructors. A challenge-based curriculum allows you to take concepts that you’ve been introduced to and learn more about their practical use through coding challenges; i.e. learning through doing. We also teach Test-Driven Development (TDD), something that not a lot of other bootcamps do. Using TDD as a learning tool allows you to gain focus and clarity on what you want your programs to do before you write a line of code.

We provide our students with a cohesive learning experience via our full-time staff, inclusive of post-grad support and job placement assistance. Our Career Services Team spends a great deal of time with each of our students, learning their interests and backgrounds, what they love to do and how they want to apply that to their career after Launch. Our Career Services Team’s research, legwork, and connections in the industry put our students in a great position to get hired right after graduation.

Is this the same thing as school but for coding?

No, and we just shuddered thinking about that. That would be very unproductive. You’re going to get your hands dirty (metaphorically) and build stuff–real stuff that you may even decide to take with you when you leave. You’ll learn by doing, you’ll make mistakes, and then you’ll learn even more when you fix ‘em. Your instructors, mentors and fellow students will help you along the way. We’ll throw new challenges at you each and every day and the second you feel comfortable, we’ll change it up and knock you off balance again.

How does your tuition cost and value compare to other bootcamps?

We know we’re not the least expensive option out there, but being the cheapest isn’t our goal. Instead, our goal is to give you the best possible learning outcome. We promise you’ll get world-class instruction, mentorship, and career support in an atmosphere that elevates everybody. We’re guided by a genuine interest in helping people be the best they can be.

We’ve been teaching for longer than most, and we focus on continuously refining and improving our curriculum every day. We don’t have to answer to the short-term profit motives of venture capital investors like some of the larger bootcamps, and because of that we can afford to give you the personal attention and long-term support that they can’t.

What should I know going into the interview?

We don’t make admissions decisions based on how much code you know before you apply. Here’s the deal: a technical background is great for those who have it, but it’s far from essential. We want someone who is comfortable learning through experimentation — someone who is gung-ho about problem solving and ready to jump into a group with a mind for collaborative learning. You don’t need to be a Ruby or Javascript expert — that’s what we’re here for. Just be ready to use your brain.

You can find more detail on the interview process here.

What's the deal with Scholarships?

We offer rolling scholarships for women and underrepresented minorities in tech. Contact our admissions office for more details.

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