Direct Entry

About direct entry to Qwasar-run programs

Direct entry enables learners who are already competent in certain aspects of coding, computer programming, and software engineering to skip parts of our curriculum and enter at a level suited to their knowledge, capabilities, and talent.

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Who’s It For?

Direct entry is for developers, engineers, or learners who already have a fundamental understanding of computer programming and software engineering, including tools, coding norms, and using a terminal. If you don’t know how to structure and write code, or how to use Git and version control, then do not apply for direct entry.

What Are the Entry Levels?

There are 3 major entry points available:

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3

Depending in your level of technical comprehension, experience with building software, and fundamental understanding of how a computer works, you will be able to enter directly to a Season in our programs.

For reference, most bootcamp graduates enter at Season 1; most CS graduates enter at Season 1 with only exceptional students entering Season 2. Employed developers enter anywhere from Season 1 to Season 3 depending on their past education and experience.

Pre-season
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4

How It Works

1. Apply

Complete an application form to join one of our programs.

2. Receive Link

Receive an automated email with a link to the direct entry application form.

3. Complete Form

Complete the direct entry application form, indicating your previous coding experience.

4. Receive Results

Once we’ve received your application and your direct entry work including previous projects or code, we’ll let you know what Season you can join directly.

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