Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Company

Q: What is Covalence?

Covalence is an educational program designed for career transformation. We offer intensive courses in coding, marketing, and business. The focus of Covalence is to help you gain the practical skills to boost your career or take on a new challenge. With campuses all across the country, we provide top-notch training to professionals like you. We've helped many people transition into new careers doing something they love.

We offer mostly full-time courses, ranging from 1 day to 10 weeks. The curriculum for each course is developed by industry experts. Submit our contact form below to get more information and stay up to date with the latest news from Covalence.


Courses

Q: How much do your courses cost?

Our course cost varies by location. Visit our locations page for more information.

Q: What is the average class size?

We usually have between 15 and 20 students per class.

Q: Do you need previous experience to take one of the courses?

Previous experience is not necessary, but it can help. We assign pre-coursework throughout the application process in order to assess your ability to learn the material.

Q: How long is the course?

Q: What are the class hours?

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, instructors and TAs are available on weekends upon request.

Q: Do you offer financial aid?

We do offer tuition assistance in the form of loans. Please inquire about it during your first applicant interview to learn more.

Q: Do you offer a payment plan?

We offer loans to a select number of qualified individuals, if you are interested please contact our admissions team: admissions@covalence.io.

Q: Do you award any scholarships?

We do personally offer scholarships, and we partner with certain cities to provide some scholarships to students. Please check our locations pages to see if there are scholarships offered at your preferred location, or contact our admissions team: admissions@covalence.io for more information.

Q: Is Covalence an officially accredited academic institution?

While we strive to provide a top-notch educational experience for you with excellent instructors and a talented, involved community, Covalence is not accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting body. This means that federal student loan aid cannot be used in conjunction with our courses. Covalence is a licensed school in every city and state in which we operate.

Q: Do you accept student loans?

Federal student loan aid cannot be used in conjunction with our courses. However, many students are able to secure low-cost loans in order to take the course.

Q: Do you accept the G.I. Bill?

We cannot accept the G.I. Bill at the current time.

Q: When is tuition due?

  • Full Stack Development: We require a non-refundable seat reservation deposit which applies towards tuition. Full tuition payment is due prior to starting the course unless you are on a different loan.
  • Front End Fundamentals: Full tuition is due in order to reserve your seat in the class. Seats are on a first come, first serve basis based on when tuition is paid.

Q: Is there a laptop requirement?

  • Full Stack Development: All students are required to have a laptop. We strongly recommend having a Macbook unless you are very familiar with a different preferred operating system. Please ensure that any Macbook you plan to use can run the latest MacOS. Chromebooks are NOT allowed.
  • Front End Fundamentals: All students are required to have a laptop in order to participate. Chromebooks are NOT allowed.

Q: Do you offer after hours courses?

Not at this time. We have found that in order to learn to code that quickly, it requires a dedication that is difficult to obtain while working during the day and only giving the curriculum part of your time.

Q: Do you offer job assistance?

We have a Student Success program. Every student will get a chance to meet with a Student Success Coach to refine their resume, further develop interview skills, and work on applying for jobs. We have regular events where local businesses are in attendance. During the course employers often come in during lunch to give students an opportunity to ask questions. As part of the program you will also receive mentorship from industry experts. We do not offer job placement, instead we provide you with the tools necessary to get a job.

Q: Am I job ready after taking the 10-week Full Stack Development course?

After receiving a certificate of completion from our Full Stack Development course, you are employable as a junior level developer.

Q: What types of jobs do students get after completing the 10-week Full Stack Development course?

We encourage you to apply for many different roles. While the Full Stack Development course involves mostly JavaScript, the primary focus of the course is to teach you how to think like a developer. Students have gone on to work (and succeed) with Ruby, Python, C#/.NET, Java, and many other languages/frameworks.