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Connect with an Advisor | Application Instructions | Course Requirements | Scholarships | After Acceptance

How to Apply to the Code Academy

Applying to Midland’s Code Academy has never been easier with our free online application! To get started, students have the option of following our application instructions step by step.

Application Deadlines

View the Application Deadlines page to see a list of upcoming application deadlines and start dates.


Connect with an Advisor

Taylor Sheard at Midland University
Taylor Sheard

Assistant Director of Advising
Center for Graduate and Professional Studies
Email Address: sheard@midlandu.edu
Phone Number: 402-968-6743

Schedule a Virtual Meeting


Application Instructions

Our goal is to get to know you and your background better through your application to the Midland Code Academy. 

To begin, simply complete the steps in the order found below:

  1. Fill out the online application.
    You will begin by creating an account and verifying it via email. The online application will ask for your contact information, details about your employment and academic history. Once you have submitted this information, you will be asked to upload the materials described below. Code Academy students should complete the non-degree application.
  2. Submit your application documents.
    Once your account has been created and the application submitted, you will be asked to upload two documents, a Personal Statement, and a resume. Both are described in further detail below. Transcripts are not required.
  3. Schedule your interview.
    You’ll meet one-on-one with your admissions advisor and the program director to ensure this is a good fit for you and your goals. Interviews can be scheduled around your availability, and generally takes place at Midland University Omaha.
  4. Complete your Coding 101 preparatory work.
    In preparation for an intensive study of code, all applicants will be required to complete a Coding 101 workshop. This can be completed in person at one of our upcoming events or online via Zoom. 

Application Documents

To complete the application process, students will need to submit the following supporting documents:

Personal Statement

Your personal statement helps us get to know you and understand why you are interested in furthering your education at Midland. It should address the topics below in no more than two pages.

  • Describe your educational and career path to date. How will enrolling in the Code Academy either accelerate or change that path?
  • Describe one time you have failed at something. What did you learn from that experience?
  • How might other Midland students benefit from your background, experiences and values?
View an Example of a Personal Statement
Resume

Your one to two-page resume should highlight your employment and educational background. The employment section should include locations, titles, and dates. The education section should also include dates of attendance and any degrees received. No transcripts will be required.


Course Requirements

Our focus is on making you a career-ready developer, meaning no previous coding or programming experience is required to join the Code Academy. We’ll start off with the foundations, and prepare you to be a junior developer in 12 weeks.

1. Attend Coding 101

To be accepted into the Code Academy, you will need to complete a Coding 101 workshop. You can complete the workshop in-person at one of our upcoming events, or online, if available. Access to the online modules can be granted through your advisor, after beginning the application process.

This workshop will take approximately 3 hours when in-person and establish some fundamental skills that allow all Code Academy students to begin at a similar level.

2. Plan to Use Technology

You can learn to code on any laptop, and we want you to use a device that you’re comfortable with. If you don’t have a laptop today, we’ll provide a new MacBook Air to you upon your enrollment in the Code Academy. If you already have a laptop you would prefer to use, additional scholarship support will be available in place of this device.

Scholarships & Technology Support

Students who complete an application to start in the Midland University Code Academy may qualify for a $1,000 Early Bird Scholarship, and upon starting the program will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship or a free MacBook Air.

See Terms and Conditions for both offer details.


After Acceptance

Once you’ve been accepted into the Code Academy and have decided to get started, you’ll need to work closely with your advisor to finalize all the logistics of joining our program. We will also work with you to finalize your payment or loan plan and scholarships, and confirm your laptop for your first class.

Your $250 deposit secures your place in the Code Academy program, triggers your enrollment in your first courses, and is non-refundable. 

You can pay your deposit online or mail a check to one of the following addresses:

Midland University
11213 Davenport Street, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68154

Midland University
900 N. Clarkson St.
Fremont, NE 68025

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