Software Engineering Immersive: Chicago
19K+ Premier Hiring Partners From Around the World
With 12K+ hires, we’ve placed more grads in high-growth, high-pay tech careers than any other coding bootcamp.
Launch a Fulfilling, Future-Proof Career
Become invaluable in our tech-driven world. Meet the global demand for problem-solvers with strong technical foundations and the agility to keep learning.
Open Doors With Industry Connections
Tap into GA’s growing global network of tech experts, instructors, hiring partners, and alumni, and equip yourself to succeed in a rapidly expanding field.
Build a Professional-Grade Portfolio
Showcase your coding and collaboration skills to potential employers, creating full-stack web applications that leverage modern programming languages, frameworks, and tools.
Get Personalized Job Support at Every Step
Build confidence with mock technical interview preparation and whiteboard challenges, get connected with top employers, and navigate your job search from end-to-end with a dedicated career coach.
From stay-at-home mom, to Hack the Hood technical programs manager, to software engineer at LinkedIn.
Lyn Muldrow, GA San Francisco Graduate
“GA gave me the foundational knowledge and confidence to pursue my career goals. With caring teachers, a supportive community, and up-to-date, challenging curriculum, I felt prepared and motivated to build and improve tech for the next generation!”
Student Experience: Bringing the Tech World Into the Classroom
Expert-Led Instruction That Gets You Job-Ready
Gain a software engineer's skill set from leading practitioners. Top-notch instruction at GA means industry-validated curriculum, hours of guided coding practice, and real-world projects.
Exclusive Access to Leaders in Tech
Get an insider’s look at the tech industry. Engage with software engineers and hiring managers through sessions like studio tours, hiring panel discussions, and guest speakers.
Gain a Valuable Professional Network
Transform and grow your career alongside motivated peers (and potential collaborators). The GA community is a priceless resource — just ask our 80K+ alumni.
Inside Our Award-Winning Curriculum
Made With — and for — Top Employers
Developed with guidance from our software engineering advisory board, our curriculum is primed for industry relevance. Learn the fundamental skills to build full-stack web applications on the job: computer science framework, collaboration tools, and the programming languages modern employers demand.
Gain a Well-Rounded Technical Foundation
Go Beyond “Full-Stack Development”
Discover how to effectively communicate and collaborate with web development teams to carry out complex projects from concept to completion. Practice version control with Git and GitHub while executing software engineering projects in an Agile development workflow.
Pre-Work: Software Engineering Fundamentals
Unit 1: Front-End Development
Unit 2: Full-Stack Development
Unit 3: Front-End Frameworks
Unit 4: APIs & Full-Stack Development
"GA grads are quick learners, efficient problem-solvers, and dedicated web developers. They have proven to be valuable additions to our team!"
Graduate With a Professional Portfolio: Sample Projects
Save the Ocean
These front- and back-end development veterans bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job.
GA instructors are committed to providing personalized feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools to learn programming languages.
A Personal Career Coach + the Largest Hiring Network
Strategy & Accountability
Our coaches work with you to individualize your path to a new software engineering career. Stay on track and motivated from the first day of class!
Sharpen your ability to master technical interviews, communicate your computer science and other technical skills, showcase GitHub projects, build a personal brand, and more.
Exclusive Networking Opportunities
Learn networking nuances, connect with hiring managers at intimate GA-hosted events, and prepare to shine with mock interviews.
A Proven Track Record
Student Success at Scale
90.5% of full-time GA Immersive graduates who completed our Career Services program got a job in their field of study within 180 days of graduation.*
Our Commitment to Transparency
As the only “bootcamp” report verified by a Big Four accounting firm, our detailed Outcomes report helps you make informed decisions about educational investments.
*2019 Student Outcomes Report, Student Outcomes for General Assembly’s Immersive Programs Ending Between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.
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- Mon - Fri9:00am - 5:00pm CST
- Mon - Fri11:00am - 7:00pm CST
Tuition & Financing
Tuition will increase by $1,000 to $15,950 on January 1, 2022. Enroll before year-end to secure the current rate.
Save $450 when you pay in full upfront.
Currently only available in select U.S. markets.
Income Share Agreement
Pay tuition back in manageable monthly installments after you land a job.
Currently only available in select U.S. markets.
Loan approval subject to eligibility.
Financing as low as
0%, 24-Month Loan
Pay zero interest on manageable payments across 24 months.
Divide tuition into three easy payments.
Apply for programs, including our Break the Glass tuition discount, that provide access to underrepresented communities in tech.
For U.S. veterans, military spouses, and children of veterans.
Currently only available in select U.S. markets. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this coding bootcamp relevant today?
All companies — not just Silicon Valley giants — are evolving into tech companies, and demand is growing steadily for software engineers who can creatively solve problems and implement robust, sustainable solutions. In fact, Harvey Nash and KPMG found that 67% of the tech leaders they surveyed reported an inability to acquire the talent they need. Regardless of your professional background, there's ample opportunity to carve a fulfilling — and future-proof — career path.
Will I earn a certificate?
Yes! Upon passing this course, you will receive a signed certificate of completion. Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to potential employers — including our 19K+ hiring partners — along with their LinkedIn networks. GA’s tech programs are well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and partner with us to train their own teams.
What are the professional backgrounds of coding bootcamp students?
SEI students come from all walks of life but share one common mission: They are passionate about launching a career in tech by gaining an in-demand, technical skill set. We see career-changers from diverse professional backgrounds, including sales, marketing, project management, finance, and many more. Most are aiming to secure jobs as software engineers or web developers, while others may be looking to combine past experience with a new skill set to enter more specialized roles.
Are there any prerequisites for this coding bootcamp?
This is a beginner-friendly program with no prerequisites, although many students have engaged in self-learning previously or have worked at tech startups or in tech-adjacent roles. Whether you’re new to the field or you’re looking to formalize your practice, our curriculum helps you gain fluency in the programming languages, frameworks, and libraries that modern employers demand and put them to work on the path to a new career in the field.
Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this coding bootcamp is a good fit for you.
What does my tuition cover for this coding bootcamp?
Here are just some of the benefits Immersive students can expect at GA:
Expert instruction in the skills you need to enter the workforce as a junior full-stack web developer.
Self-paced pre-work to explore software engineering fundamentals help you hit the ground running on day one of class.
Robust coursework, including expert-vetted lesson decks, project toolkits, and more. Refresh and refine your knowledge throughout your professional journey as needed.
A professional-grade portfolio of projects taken from concept to completion — each mirroring real problems that engineers face — that allows you to showcase the breadth of your technical skills to employers.
Individual feedback and guidance from instructors and TAs during office hours. Stay motivated and make the most of your experience with the help of GA’s dedicated team.
Dedicated career services to help you navigate your personal job search experience, from technical challenges, to salary negotiation, and more.
Technical interview prep, including resume reviews, mock interviews, and whiteboarding practice.
Exclusive access to alumni discounts, networking events, and career workshops.
A GA course certificate to showcase your new skill set on LinkedIn.
Connections with a professional network of instructors and peers that lasts well beyond the course. The global GA community can help you navigate and succeed in the field.
What projects will I work on during this coding bootcamp?
For your capstone project, you’ll mimic a team-client interaction, collaborating to build and deploy a full-stack application that fulfills provided specs. The final result will integrate functionality from a third-party API.
Throughout this Immersive, you’ll also compile a portfolio of solo and group projects designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit. Gain hands-on experience building and deploying front-end and full-stack applications with a variety of languages and frameworks.
How does this coding bootcamp relate to GA’s other tech courses?
Software Engineering Immersive is for learners who are committed to making a career change.
Which format should I take this coding bootcamp in – on campus or online?
It’s up to you! Our remote courses offer a learning experience that mirrors GA’s on-campus offerings but allow you to learn from the comfort of home. If you don’t live near a GA campus, have a busy travel schedule, or just want to save yourself the commute, a remote course could be a good option for you, if available in your market. You’ll still get access to the expert instruction, learning resources, and support network that GA is known for.
If you prefer to learn alongside your peers and can make it to campus, our in-person courses allow you to take advantage of our beautiful classrooms and workspaces.
Our Admissions team can advise you on the best format for your personal circumstances and learning style.