Seeing responses from others in this thread, this sounds more like the "pay to present" pitch from earlier in the year where they wind up a startup founder with interviews and congratulatory acceptance calls, only to hit them at the end with a fee to attend.. Second, I'm not sure why they make their decisions. Had I not already started AppAcademy, I would have done that instead -- it's exactly for your situation. Oh don't get me wrong, I definitely agree it's dishonest and unethical of them to not be upfront about their costs. What's the catch? Bootcamp Prep also leads to strong completion rates that beat other prep options. Explore the many benefits of having a premium branded profile on Glassdoor, like increased influence and advanced analytics. That said, the harm you incurred was learning some minimal amount of ruby and and engaging in some screen shares. The high priced bootcamps will be seen as a signifier of the tech bubble times after the bubble pops or deflates a bit. Many of those hundreds didn't have the $10k-$18k up front needed for a bootcamp. Of course, they should have been more transparent. Based on what I've seen though, this $18k up-front probably has more to do with the realities of the marketplace for junior devs right now. There are many others in this market that I would run the other way from, but different programs work for different people. App Academy is a 1000 hour simulation of the real-world environment and is geared to teaching you things at a very fast and intense pace. I'm 21 and went through a programming bootcamp. a graduate of one of our full-time programs getting hired. App Academy now offers flexible financing and deferred tuition for their Full Time Program: - $17k upfront tuition payment. They have placed 400(?) FWIW I was also offered a spot at AppAcademy and asked to pay an amount that was higher than anything advertised on their site. It includes over 1,500 hours of readings, videos, projects and more. The curriculum is absolutely fantastic. Also, I'm looking for work in NY if anyone is hiring. That's not the problem here. If you're in SF and are worried about finding housing in NY if you got in, we can discuss it as I may be (a) either able to work out an arrangement so you can stay in Manhattan or (b) know somewhere/someone that can hook you up with affordable housing. I'm Sheva, the author of the article. Now I'm not entirely sure if the drastic change is due to changes in reporting data, but a 73% placement within six months is not very promising regardless. InHerSight collects anonymous employer ratings and reviews from women for companies like App Academy and shares that information publicly to empower working women to make better decisions about their careers and where they work. I google either of these bootcamps and in the first two hits I get links to review sites with dozens of detailed reviews filled with effusive praise and particulars on the programs. Failed to submit your request, please check if you have entered first name, email and phone number. They're really slow to update their site, unfortunately. Many coding bootcamps offer financial aid or scholarships, usually geared toward veterans, women and minorities. Whether you sign on for a summer internship or a placement during the academic year, you can work on critical projects on an Apple campus. App Academy Review: About App Academy. Is the curriculum really the same as the in-person program? Because updating some static content on a website is a really time-consuming, difficult, complex task for a company that supposedly teaches web application development...?