3. Complete the Aptitude Assessment Test
The aptitude assessment test is designed to measure whether an applicant has the meta skills that we have linked to success in our program. Think of the test as a mix between a SAT math test and an IQ test. The questions on this test are not computer specific, but expect some basic algebra, pattern recognition, logical deduction, and abstract thinking.
The aptitude test is timed and allows 1 hour for completion. It has a high correlation with being able to cope with the rigorous pace of our program.
Applicants who score a 16 on the aptitude test will be able to enroll and pay the registration fee. It is recommended that these students complete the Introduction to Web Development course if they have not already done so, but it is NOT required.
Applicants who score below a 16 on the apt test will be required to take Introduction To Web Development and pass an audition to be accepted.
About the audition:
Some applicants will be required to pass an audition so that we can more accurately determine their preparedness for The Software Guild. The audition is ONLY REQUIRED for applicants who score below a 16 on the aptitude assessment portion of the admissions process.
The audition portion of the admissions process involves a one-on-one virtual coding session with an instructor. This session is a paired programming session where you will be asked to complete a task based on the materials covered in the Introduction to Web Development course. Applicants must go through the material before auditioning.
Because the paired session is virtual we ask that you have a webcam, microphone, and high speed internet connection available.