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FAQs

These are the most frequently asked questions by prospective students. If you do not find what you are looking for below, please contact admissions@adadevelopersacademy.org.

Who does Ada Serve?

At Ada, we prioritize serving the following folks:

  • Women
  • Gender-expansive folks
  • Black or African American
  • Latine/Latinx
  • Indigenous American
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Low-Income

Who is included in “gender-expansive”?

Ada uses a national reference for the term “gender-expansive” individuals (also sometimes called non-binary, non-conforming or genderqueer) and Transgender provided by GLAAD: https://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender

Who is considered low-income?

Anyone with an individual income of less than $50,000 per year.

How much does the program cost?

Ada is a cost-free program.

What support is provided in the job search?

While you are in the program, you will have access to a wide variety of resources such as mock interviews, career readiness workshops, interview loops with partner companies, individual coaching, and much more.

Can I keep working while enrolled at Ada?

We strongly discourage our students from holding any other jobs or similar commitments while enrolled in the program. Our program is rigorous and students will be expected to work on assignments and additional study that will occur beyond core hours. We believe that students are best set up for success when they can dedicate their entire attention to our program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

We understand that even though our program is cost-free, students have various living expenses they need to pay while in the program. We offer 0%-interest loans through our lending partners. Read more about financial support options here.

Do I need previous experience in programming before applying?

Yes. To be successful in our program, you should have a basic understanding of programming fundamentals. 

If you are unsure whether you are at the level to successfully pass the admissions challenges, we encourage all of our applicants to complete our Ada Build curriculum. This curriculum is meant to provide beginners with foundational concepts we expect our applicants to know at the time they apply. 

Once you finish the Ada Build curriculum, give our practice test a try. This practice test will show you what the Technical Coding Challenge will look like.

I would like to apply to the program. Where do I get started?

Our application opens six months before the cohort begins and remains open for approximately three weeks. The application will be accessible on our website once opened. You can expect to submit a resume, short answer essays, and data challenge responses.

Follow us on our social media pages, or subscribe to our newsletter, to receive regular updates regarding the application.

Can I choose my internship? 

No, you cannot choose your internship directly. You will be matched with an internship team based on various factors such as student and team preferences, student mentorship needs and team mentorship practices, and interview week performance. 


Here are some examples of companies that partner with us to provide internships.

I have a _____ visa. Can I apply?

You must have permanent work authorization at the time that you apply to our program. If you require or will require sponsorship in the future, you are not eligible for our program. If you are unsure about your work authorization status, please check here to verify what documentation you will need to provide to prove your eligibility should you gain admission into our program.


Please contact admissions@adadevelopersacademy.org if you have additional questions not listed here.

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