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If you haven't already, we strongly recommend reading over our Payment page for details on payment and what's included.

If you're ready to apply, our easy application process is detailed below. Please feel free to reach out to if you have any questions!

Step 1: Apply

To apply to Launch, you must:

  • be a UVA student (grad or undergrad) or summer/full-time Charlottesville resident,
  • be 18 years old or older,
  • provide your own laptop computer for the duration of the program, and
  • commit to the full 12 week program, May 22, 2017 - August 11, 2017.

Second round applications close April 1, 2017 at 11:59pm. Only the web design track and the marketing track are accepting applications - the data science and software engineering tracks are both full. Current HackCville members receive extra consideration on their application.

If you're ready to begin your application, you may do so here.

Step 2: Interview

We'll hold interviews with all applicants on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better. In most cases you'll be notified about an interview within 5 business days of submitting your application. You will be asked to submit a supplementary application and a resume if you are accepted into the interview round.

Step 3: Enroll

Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis if they are accepted or waitlisted. If you are accepted, you'll have one week to submit at $250 deposit to confirm your spot. You'll get this back in full at the end of the summer. (This deposit can be reduced for students with significant financial need.)

Accepted students will be paid their $1000 stipend in two $500 payments: one 9 weeks into the program, and the final payment at the end of the program.

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