Lambda School is a rigorous, immersive experience. To ensure that you’re well-prepared to launch your new career in tech, we’ve designed a series of short tests or “precourse work” lessons, depending on your chosen course.
Our goal is to make Lambda School accessible to everyone who is ready to make a significant change in their lives. But Lambda School is not for everyone. It is an extreme immersive environment that requires 40+ hours every week for 6+ months (or 20+ hours for 12+ months for part-time students).
For Full Stack Web Development Applicants:
To ensure that you’ll be successful in the course, you'll be asked to take a short test to measure your ability to be successful at Lambda. The test takes about 15 minutes to complete.
Applicants may be asked to provide additional information about their application in the form of a video interview. Lambda will give you a series of prompts about your interest in our program and you’ll answer by uploading a recorded video to your Admission Dashboard. For Data Science Applicants:
You will be required to complete a skills challenge, which has a 2 hour time limit to complete. The skills challenge will test fundamental data science concepts. If you don't pass the challenge, you will be able to retake it after waiting 24 hours.
If you aren't quite ready to take the challenge yet, we provide free precourse work to help you prepare. The precourse work will help introduce you to (or refresh you on) the basics of linear algebra, statistics, and Python. Data Science is an extremely challenging field and your understanding of these concepts are paramount to your success.
The assignments are designed to challenge you a little, so don’t get discouraged if you don't understand everything right away. Getting started with the fundamentals early will help you be more successful in the full Lambda School course.
Working through the precourse assignments might also help you discover that you’re not interested in the material in your chosen course. If you’d like to check out a different track, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.You won’t be able to select a start date until after you complete the challenge, but if you’ve got a specific start date in mind, aim to complete your challenge at least two weeks in advance.
Proof of Education
We need to verify your educational background. You can upload one of the following:
1. College Transcripts
2. High School Diploma
3. GED Certificate
Alternatively, you can take the Wonderlic basic skills test. More information about ATB tests can be found here: https://wonderlic.com/atb-testing-state-level/.