Springboard vs General Assembly
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Springboard is an online-only school with a flexible schedule and extensive support services, including student advisors, personal mentors, career coaches, and an annual conference. General Assembly courses are available online and in 30 worldwide locations; all students may attend workshops and networking events. Springboard and General Assembly students can choose from a monthly installment plan, a deferred tuition option, or student loans. Both organizations have scholarships for women and veterans, but General Assembly also works directly with student employers to secure tuition sponsorships. Some of Springboard's programs offer a tuition refund if employment is not secured after graduation, though terms apply.
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Tech Sales Career Track, Introduction to Design, Software Engineering Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track Prep Course, UX Career Track, UI/UX Design Career Track
Product Management (Short Course), Visual Design (Short Course), Data Science Bootcamp (Full-Time), Data Science (Short Course), Python Programming (Short Course), React Development (Short Course), Data Analytics Bootcamp (Full-Time)
|Cost||$490 - $8,500||$2,800 - $15,950|
|Location(s)||Online||Online, Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Melbourne, Providence, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Sydney, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Paris, Toronto, Denver, Singapore, Orlando, Scottsdale|
What is Springboard?
Springboard teaches through a project-based curriculum that is set up to let students work around their schedules. Cohorts start monthly, and although it is a self-paced program, accountability measures include setting weekly goals with a mentor. Each career track has a job placement guarantee, and students will get the opportunity to practice interview skills, build a portfolio, and polish their resume.
Highlights: Most students dedicate 20 hours each week to coursework. Classes are online and asynchronous, so students work from anywhere and at their own pace. The curriculum is designed around real-world projects so students will gain first-hand experience with technical skills. Springboard's tuition includes access to student advisors, personal mentors, career coaches, and a peer community for networking. Some programs require prerequisites, such as professional work experience.
Financing/scholarship options: Full tuition varies depending on the program, but payment options include a monthly installment plan, a deferred tuition option, or a credit loan. Scholarships are available for women and veterans. Some programs grant a tuition refund if all terms are met and an individual is not offered employment in the field within six months.
What makes Springboard unique?
Springboard has free learning tutorials in UX Design, Python, digital marketing, search engine optimization, mobile application development, and a bootcamp in business analytics. Springboard also hosts an annual conference for students, alumni, and mentors to connect.Go to Springboard's full page
What is General Assembly?
General Assembly has over 30 campuses spanning six countries and has part-time, full-time, and online course options. Programs are designed to teach in-demand skills for the global tech industry. General Assembly works with 19,000+ hiring partners and offers graduates a dynamic alumni network.
Financing/scholarship options: Individuals in full-time, immersive programs have access to tuition installment plans, loans, and other financing options including an income share agreement (ISA). General Assembly works with current employers to sponsor employee education, and the company's Social Impact team assists participants in identifying scholarship opportunities.
What makes General Assembly unique?
General Assembly provides students with an extensive alumni network and active partnerships with major tech companies. Graduates from General Assembly programs have gone on to secure employment at Google, Microsoft, and IBM. There are also free events and workshops for individuals seeking more information.Go to General Assembly's full page
- Sepi Naderi
- UI/UX Design Career Track
- Graduated: 2023
"Springboard's UX/UI Design Course: A Transformative Experience"
Springboard's UX/UI Design Course has been a career-changing experience for me. The comprehensive curriculum, hands-on projects, and personalized mentorship exceeded my expectations. The emphasis on real-world projects allowed me to build a strong portfolio,... Read More
- Daina Earles
- Data Analytics Career Track
- Graduated: 2023
"2023 Springboard Experience"
I went into this on a limb, as my background is not in data analytics... I was afraid but ready! Once I began I almost couldn't stop. The curriculum has a very smooth work flow and ease of transition. As I continued, I began to feel confident and this... Read More
General Assembly Reviews
- Joseph Gilberto
- Software Engineering Immersive (Full-Time)
- Graduated: 2023
General Assembly's Software Engineering Immersive (remote) has far exceeded my expectations of what a bootcamp can do for its students. Over the course of 12 weeks, I learned more than I possibly could have imagined on day one with incredible support... Read More
- Anonymous | Part-time Software Engineering
- Software Engineering Immersive Remote (Flex)
- Graduated: 2023
"Poor instruction. Students struggling to get jobs in Software Engineering"
Instructors (HW) are not knowledgable and do not know what the student needs to learn to get a job. The outcomes part 3 weeks with no classes at all. The group morale down for not enough support to get assignments done. The cost of this bootcamp for the... Read More