Programs are offered four quarters a year. Winter quarter begins in January, followed by Spring quarter in April, Summer quarter in July and Fall quarter in October.
If you want to get the most out of your Starter League experience, expect to spend 20-30 hours per week outside of web development, and 5-10 hours per week outside of web design. We provide access to our space for you to work out of 24/7 (that is whenever our other classes aren't in session).
We have a private listserv for incoming Starter League students to communicate with each other and figure out housing accommodations. Our students have been able to find apartments using Craigslist and airbnb.com. Some students have even been able to stay together during their time at The Starter League as well. Here is a breakdown of average neighborhood rentals in Chicago.
Yes. However, we don't encourage students to take on more than they can allocate time for. Both classes are intensive and we'd rather you focus on one or the other.
Since The Starter League programs last 3 months most of our foreign students have visitor visas within the US for at least 90 days. This allows them enough time to visit Chicago and attend The Starter League.
There's a growing opportunity for you to dig deeper into thinking about your ideas and how they're built. As a Starter League student you have the opportunity to collaborate on your ideas. Together as a group of passionate problem-solvers you each can spend the quarter building an application together for Starter Night, where you showcase what you've built and what you've learned.
The program is not accredited and therefore not eligible for public grants or student loans. Our students have found many ways to finance their tuition, however. Personal loans/donations, campaigns on sites such as thepoint.com, or wepay.com, and convincing companies to sponsor them.