Frequently Asked Questions

Review our most frequently asked questions below.

Don’t see an answer to a question? Our Admissions Team is always available to answer additional questions or provide support. Simply use our website Chat feature, fill out our contact form, or call us at 855.925.1150.

General Questions

How old do I need to be to attend Eleven Fifty Academy?

To attend Eleven Fifty Academy’s bootcamps, students must be at least 18 years of age. However, there is not an age requirement to attend our Free Intro classes.

When are my classes? Is lunch provided?

For our 12 week immersive program, classes are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to get plenty of rest the night before and eat a good breakfast before arriving.

Lunch is served each day you are with us. Please email us at learning@elevenfity.org if there are any dietary requirements or special food considerations and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

For our 24 week part-time program, classes are held onsite on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and one Saturday a month. There will be office/virtual hours available outside of class in case you are in need of help for your assignments.

Do you offer classes outside of Fishers/Indianapolis?

Currently, we offer classes at two campuses. One campus is located in Fishers, Indiana, and the other is Downtown Indianapolis.

Cost Questions

Do I have to quit my job?

Our new part-time 24 week program is offered so many students can still work while attending school. Classes are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays.

What is the cancellation policy for my class?

If you are joining us for our longer (12/24-week, etc.) program, please refer to the cancellation policy.

Occasionally, we miss the mark and don’t have the required number of registrations needed to hold a class. If this is the case for your class, we will notify you two weeks prior to the start of class and we will issue a full refund.

What are my financial options?

Through our partnership with SkillsFund, Climb, and Meritize. Eleven Fifty Academy is pleased to offer students the opportunity to finance their course tuition. For more information, please see our finance page.

At times, we have partners who generously donate scholarships or award us grant funding. When applying to our program, your application will be evaluated for possible consideration for these funding sources.

What is the cost of a class at Eleven Fifty Academy?

The cost of our courses varies based on a few factors. Reasons taken into account include location, length of course, course of study, and start date.

For more information about the cost of our programs, meet with an Admissions Coach. Our team can help you understand costs, as well as cover financing and scholarship options.

Experience/Qualification Questions

What certification will I have after completing Eleven Fifty Academy?

We teach open-source language stacks in our courses. There are no nationally recognized certifications that guarantee you are certified as a software developer. In this industry, the work you produce and the skills you exhibit set you up for job opportunities. Employers are looking for people who can produce work and after completing your course at Eleven Fifty you will have a portfolio full of work to show potential employers.

What is the classroom experience like?

We take great pride in creating a learning experience that is focused on you. We have standing desks, ergonomic chairs, whiteboard desktops,  and employer-reviewed curriculum.

Days are typically started off with review of the previous days’ material. Later, hands-on challenges are done to further reiterate those materials. Days usually end with time to work on projects and more review.

What are the qualifications and expertise of the current instructors?

Our instructors at Eleven Fifty Academy are a combination of full-time staff and contract experts from the field. All of our instructors have a mix of experience, certifications, and pedagogue training in their area(s) of expertise.

Is coding experience required to attend bootcamps?

While no coding experience is required for our immersive learning programs, we will gauge your typing and basic computer skills as well as logic and problem-solving aptitude to make sure you have what you need to be successful in the classroom and beyond your time at Eleven Fifty Academy.

How do I qualify for a class?

Entry into our immersive coding and cybersecurity programs is application-based. We consider your typing and basic computer skills as well as your logic and problem-solving aptitude as part of qualifications for the program.

Curriculum/Equipment Questions

How much homework can I expect?

With the acceleration of the program, spending time in the evening revisiting, reviewing, and writing code is expected. While this time can vary per student and skill level, the consensus from former students is, on average, 2 hours a night and 5-10 hours on the weekend.

What material should I study to best prepare for the class?

We, at Eleven Fifty Academy, are focused on maximizing your learning experience while you are with us. This means there might be times where you need to do a bit of preparation. And, other times, being well-rested is the best preparation possible. For each specific class or workshop, check the course description for any prerequisites for your class.

Joining us for a 12 or 24-week immersive program? You will receive preparation work when you enroll. This preparation work is due at Orientation, which is approximately 1 week prior to the start of a class.

In the meanwhile, here are some of our favorite online coding resources to check out:
freecodecamp.com
codecademy.com

Why do you offer Python, Web Development, and Software Development programs?

Based on feedback from our employer partners, these are the languages that are most in demand for entry-level coding positions. We work hard to make sure you are getting relevant skills that lead to employment. We frequently gauge the needs of the industry and adjust our courses and curriculum accordingly.

How do I know if I am progressing as needed when in the program?

During the program, there are “gates” to help calibrate your success in the program: Gold, Blue, and Red Badges. To earn a badge, there is an assessment and grading rubric that is used to determine if the student has met the expectations. Each grading rubric measures whiteboard coding (problem-solving logic thinking), mini-projects (application skills), written assessment (knowledge), and project work presentation. The complexity of each rubric and assessment increases as you progress through the program.

What equipment will I need for my class?

For our immersive programs, preparing your laptop is one of the best ways to prepare for class. In order to arm you for success, below are our minimum requirement for your laptop. Given that you will need your laptop for class work and in the evenings for homework, you will need a laptop rather than a desktop. It is also recommended by our previous students that a mouse and mouse pad are valuable (though not required) as well.

If you have a Windows laptop, here is what you will need to be successful:

  • At least 4 gigs of RAM (8 gigs or higher is highly suggested though)
  • At least 250 gig of hard drive space
  • Intel i5 or greater/ AMD a10-7800 or greater
  • Windows Version 10 or newer
  • Latest Firefox or Chrome web browser
  • You will also want to clean-off unneeded files and defragment your hard drives before class to maximize your laptop performance during class.

If you have a Mac computer, here is what you will need to be successful:

  • 2011 MacBooks or newer
  • At least 250 gigs of hard drive space
  • Latest MacOSx
  • Latest Firefox or Chrome web browser (no Safari)
  • You will also want to clean-off unneeded files before class to maximize your laptop performance during class.

If you have a question or concern about your laptop, feel free to reach out to learning@elevenfifty.org and one of our instructional staff members will help out!

How is the curriculum determined for my class?

On a quarterly basis, we review our curriculum with our employer partners and advisory board. Our curriculum is crafted to align with the exact talent needed in the local tech community.

Does Eleven Fifty Academy offer night or part-time classes?

Yes! We offer part-time programs. The program is held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our part-time programs last a total of 24 weeks.