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  • Cost
    $0-$13,900
  • Programs Pace
    Full-time, Part-time
  • Payment Options
    Upfront, Financing
  • Programs Available
    Full Stack
Description

Actualize is one of the most prestigious and oldest bootcamps in the Chicago area. With Chicago being Actualize’s only in person campus, you can rest assured knowing that a lot of time and dedicated has went into making Actualize Chicago the best learning environment possible. Actualize values educational quality above all else and strives to integrate this model in their own curriculum by using only the highest quality instructors and course work. Actualize is also one of the highest rated coding bootcamps with high alumni satisfaction rates.

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For Chicago’s Actualize curriculum, you’ll have four weeks of pre bootcamp work. Over the course of these four weeks, you’ll have an introduction to all things Software Engineering. You’ll watch videos of Actualize’s CEO breaking down concepts and learn to think like a real Software Engineer. Upon attending Actualize’s campus, you’ll be immersed in live training with lead instructors. During your 12 weeks of live training, you’ll work on building your portfolio as you learn coding languages such as Ruby, JavaScript, Rails, Git, HTML, and many more. You’ll focus on both back end and front end coding concepts to gain a well rounded full stack software engineering education. 

Before actually attending the campus, you’ll have 4 weeks of pre work to be completed on your own schedule over the course of 20 hours a week. Then you’ll be able to choose between Actualize’s nights and weekends course or their daytime course. Nights and weekends courses take place Monday-Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:30pm and Sundays from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Actualie’s daytime course lasts from Monday- Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Both course options last for 12 weeks plus the 4 weeks of pre work. Regardless of which scheduling option you choose, you’ll also have the option to meet with Career Support twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Actualize is committed to helping their graduates land a job. In addition to their career meetings, you’ll have one on one career mentoring and portfolio evaluations. Actualize has worked to forge partnerships within the Chicago tech scene and beyond through its extensive alumni connections. 

Tuition for Actualize’s Chicago program starts at $13,900. A $1,000 deposit is required to reserve your spot in the program. Actualize has a few methods of payment. First, if you choose to pay the entire tuition upfront, you’ll be credited a $500 scholarship. Actualize offers a payment option of breaking your tuition up into three deposits. Your admissions advisor will work with you to determine your payment dates, however all three payments must be made before your graduation from Actualize. In addition to the above options, Actualize has also partnered with Educational Loan Source to offer financing of Actualize’s tuition as a three year loan with monthly payments ranging from $409 to $452 per month. Tuition also costs the same price for Actualize’s online cohort.

Programs Pace

Full-time, Part-time

Programs Available

Full Stack

Financing Options

Upfront, Financing

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  • Anonymous
    November 5, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    The structure of this bootcamp is not your typical class. The curriculum is fast-paced and dense. Always follow the two-week rule to review concepts you learn each day. I had no coding experience coming into this bootcamp. I feel solidly prepared to tackle new coding languages and technologies now that I’ve been trained to Think Like an Engineer. Take a leap of faith and join this bootcamp if you want explore a growing and challenging, but rewarding industry.

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  • Anonymous
    November 9, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Peter is a great instructor! I really enjoyed his teaching style. Each day was broken up into manageable chunks of information that balanced lecture time with practice time. It accounted for different levels of incoming skill.

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  • Anonymous
    November 11, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I first heard of Actualize through a random comment on a Chicago subreddit. I reached out to the user and asked about their experience. It sounded right up my alley so I sat in on a class. I was immediately drawn to Peter’s teaching style. I also spent a lot of time talking to the TA, Jennifer, about her own experience. She was also wildly helpful in my decision making process.

    Fast forward eight months and I just presented my final capstone project. It is an amazing feeling of accomplishment. Would highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous
    November 24, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I was looking for a coding bootcamp to transition from hospitality management into more of a tech role. I had heard of success from someone in a similar situation and decided to go with the same bootcamp. The instructor was knowledgeable and helpful, and is very direct, which is key to true learning critical thinking. I had a great experience learning what I need to know and how to know it, and anything beyond that was a bonus, which there was plenty of. I was hired as a teaching assistant for the following cohort and from that I was able to pique interest and land a support role that begins shortly after that cohort’s conclusion. Career support provides regular check-ins, advice, support group talk, and prompt assistance with the entire application to hire process. To be clear, this is assistance, success is reliant on the alum’s consistent initiative and persistence, but the career advisor is eager to assist with any questions along the way promptly.

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  • Anonymous
    December 2, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Actualize was an incredible experience. I was interested in switching careers and recalled Actualize from several years ago. The instruction is clear without too much hand holding. From week 1, we were writing code and learning more than we even realized at the time. The program definitely packs a lot into a short time period but I would highly recommend it to someone either looking to complement their current skill set or switch careers. Grads stick around and both the TAs and instructors are very approachable if you ever have any questions. Great experience and would highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous
    December 12, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    The pros of this program would have to be that it is an online-live class so you do the class wherever you are, but it has real people and a set time so you’re not just watching videos alone. The instructors actually know how to teach which is a huge plus. I would recommend Actualize to anyone who is wanting to jump start a career in web development.

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  • Anonymous
    December 15, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Actualize has been an amazing experience. Over the past few months I have learned so much about coding but more importantly I am coming away from this program with a belief that I can figure out just about anything in terms of coding.

    Actualize focuses on teaching you how to teach yourself how to code so that you feel comfortable about tackling any problem. It’s not about memorizing syntax or best practices.

    I specifically took this course because of the remote video-conference structure. Since I was working full-time, I needed to take a course in the evenings. I was deciding between a course at a nearby college and Actualize but ultimatley went with Actualize because I realized there were a lot of extra logistics required with attending at a physical location, such as: parking at the school, dinner, coming back home after class would be even more difficult to find parking by my house….etc. Actualize gave me a near-as-makes-no-difference in-person experience without the hassles of being there in person.

    The teacher, TA, and job-hacking instructor were all stellar. Concepts are explained at a challengning, but attainable, pace and everyone is generally available to you outside of class time as needed.

    I have never learned so much in four months, and I definitely didn’t expect to have as much fun as I did doing it. One of the best surprises from this was that I feel so close with all of my classmates. I was worried that the remote nature of the course might lead to people not being as engaged in class but it couldnt be further from the truth.

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