Frequently Asked Questions

Review our most frequently asked questions below.

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General Questions

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 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 Monday and Wednesday evenings and on Saturdays. There will be office/virtual hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays in case you are in need of help for your assignments.

Do you offer classes outside of Fishers/Indianapolis?

Currently, we have one campus located in Fishers, IN, which is on the northern side of Indianapolis. This is our primary location for our programs and classes. If your class is being offered at an alternative location, it will be indicated in the course description. As opportunities arise, we will expand our location offers.

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?

If you are looking to start a career path into coding and technology, our 12-week coding bootcamp programs will equip you with the skills of any entry-level coder. This program costs $13,500 and we have financing options available and now accept the GI Bill. The part-time program of evening (Monday/Wednesday) and Saturday classes for 24 weeks costs $12,500.

Experience/Qualification Questions

What certification will I have after completing Eleven Fifty Academy?

We teach open-source language stacks in our courses, and 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. There are also educational opportunities after completing Eleven Fifty Academy. Completion of a course can earn credit hours towards a programming certificate through Ivy Tech.

What is the classroom experience like?

We take create pride in creating a learning experience that is focused on you. While we have standing desks, ergonomic chairs, and whiteboard desktops, we have experienced instructors and employer-reviewed curriculum – isn’t that what really matters?

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?

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.

How do I qualify for a class?

Entry into our immersive coding programs are application-based. We consider your typing and computer basic 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:

Why do you offer Python, JavaScript, and .NET programs?

Based on feedback from our employee partners, these are the languages that are most 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 course 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
  • 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 80 gig hard drive of 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 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 employer partners. Our curriculum is crafted to align with what is needed for an entry level coding position. Additionally, the instructors for each class have experience in the field and add practical tips and hints that can’t be known without application experience.

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

We offer a part-time program. The program is held on-site on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays instructors have office/virtual hours if you are needing help on your assignments. The part-time program lasts a total of 24 weeks.