Apply to Launch

*** APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2020 ***

1) Apply online here.

The final round of applications for summer 2020 are due by November 6th at 11:59pm.

All years and majors are welcome to apply. We are currently still accepting applications for Digital Marketing, Software Engineering, UX Design, Data Science, Advanced Software Engineering, and Advanced Data Science.

2) Get asked back to the second stage.

After our team reviews your written application, you may be invited back to complete a skills-challenge. This is the second step in the Launch application process. A Skills Challenge is a week-long, hands-on project that you’ll complete on your own.

The challenges are track specific and will have you use some resources we give you along with resources you find on your own to actually create something related to your track. This portion of the application process also includes responding to a few short email prompts. This is our way of seeing how you tackle challenges, if you can self-teach a little bit, and if you can communicate clearly and professionally.

3) Get called back for an interview.

The last stage of the Launch application process is a short, in-person interview. If you get asked back after the skills challenge round, we’ll send you some interview time slots and you just have to sign up for one. All interviews are held at #9 Elliewood Avenue, and you’ll interview with at least 2 Launch team members.

4) Receive acceptance & submit deposit.

If you’re accepted to the program, we’ll send you an email with a ton of information and a copy of our student contract for review.

You’ll have one week to read over the Launch student contract and submit a $350 deposit to confirm your spot (the deposit can be reduced/waived for those with financial need). You will get your deposit back upon successful completion of the program.

5) Training begins.

After you’ve been accepted to Launch, you’ll start training with us for a few hours a week during the school year in our Countdown program. In Countdown you’ll go through workshops to help you polish your resume and LinkedIn, as well as learn how to kick butt at interviewing, giving a great presentation, and more. We will also cover technical interviewing for students in our Advanced Software or Advanced Data tracks.

In the spring semester you’ll start working with your instructors to begin learning the technical skills you need to know. These technical training sessions will be 3 half-days on a Saturday or Sunday for about 5 hours per session.

For most of our tracks, summer training runs from May 18 – June 5, full-time and internships run from June 8 – August 14. For our two Advanced tracks, summer training runs from May 18 – May 22, full-time and internships run from May 25 – August 14. You must be available for the entire duration of the program.

For international students:

The Launch program is only able to accommodate international students who have a green card. Unfortunately, we are not able to support international students who have an F-1 visa or OPT/CPT work authorization at this time.

Send any questions to our team at launch@hackcville.com. Thanks!