Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. How is your program different from learn-to-code websites and online and offline programming bootcamps?

    1. Bov Academy is a real software engineering school. Bov Academy may be the only pure software engineering school that offers multiple specialized software engineering career paths. While most boot camps teach you to become a web developer of some kind, Bov Academy is the only place where you can graduate as a specialized software engineer in many career paths (e.g., autonomous engineer, algorithms engineer, performance art software engineer, algorithmologist, and full stack AI engineer).
    2. Bov Academy is your final step to becoming an elite engineer. Because our curriculum covers what you need to know, to an advanced level and even beyond, and because you gain invaluable real-world experience developing applications and projects that matter (see below), Bov Academy will be your final educational destination to becoming an elite software engineer.
    3. Bov Academy provides a comprehensive and proper education. Bov Academy provides a proper education, not a crash course—an education that offers affordable tuition and opportunities for mastery in a highly technical profession, leading to positions that offer lucrative salaries. We provide a comprehensive program in each of the career paths we offer. (See our Education 5.0 page for more information.)
    4. Bov Academy has designed the best courses in the career paths it offers. We have the best programming courses, of any courses, anywhere. Period. We know this because we researched the best courses in each specialized field and either improved our own course to be just as good or license the better course if we couldn’t find an excellent author to write one better from scratch. As a student of Bov Academy, if you find a better course elsewhere, and we determine it is indeed more worthy than our relevant course, we will gladly consider adding that course to our program.
    5. Bov Academy studnets build real-world projects that matter. Our students build real-world, consequential projects, some of which will reach hundreds of millions of people around the globe.
    6. Bov Academy encourages and facilitates student innovation. Innovation is one of the key pillars of Bov Academy. Every student innovates, and our students and graduates create some of the most revolutionary technologies and solve some of the toughest social and technical problems in the world, via the applications they build.

  2. How much does the program cost and how long does it take to complete?

    We offer many career paths, each similar to a degree from a university, except that our career pathstake considerably less time to complete and cost a fraction of most university tuition. Each career path can be completed in just 7–12 months. To see the price for any career path, go to the Career Paths page and click on any of the career paths buttons. Scroll to the bottom of the selected career path to see the price of that career path.

  3. Do I need to have experience in programming or have an elementary web development or programming education to join your program?

    Any sufficiently competent person can apply to Bov Academy and join our program, as we teach from the basics to advanced and beyond. However, our program is best suited for:

    • Persons passionate about technology and very determined and gritty
    • Individuals with an affinity for problem-solving
    • Graduates of a programming boot camp or any similar program

  4. How does the pay-after-graduation payment option work?

    Depending on your enrollment application and financial aid application, you may pay 15–45 percent of your tuition at the beginning of the program and the remaining balance after you graduate and find a job. You have up to six months after graduation to pay the balance, which should be feasible with your first or second paycheck once you’ve secured a job.

  5. I can’t afford the tuition, but I have the relentlessness and passion Bov Academy extols and seeks in its students. How can I obtain a fully paid scholarship to attend Bov Academy?

    Currently, we have a pay-after-graduation option and a monthly payment option to help individuals who cannot afford the standard payment option.

  6. Will I be employable in the Career Path I graduate from?

    After you graduate, you will be more employable than most college graduates. You will also likely earn more than the average college graduate in the city where you live.

    In addition, what you lack in professional programming experience you will make up for with the real-world experience you gained building projects during your studies. Your relevant knowledge and expertise in the career path you chose will make you an attractive prospect for any employer hiring in your career path.

  7. What are your refund and cancellation policies?

    Students who cancel enrollment before the start of the career path will receive a 100 percent refund. Students who cancel enrollment on or after the start date of the career path will be charged a $500 administration fee.

    If you cancel your enrollment anytime on or after the start of your Career Path, you will be charged a $500 administration fee.

    Students who cancel enrollment anytime between Day 1 and Day 7 of the career path will receive an 85 percent refund, minus the administration fee.

    Students who cancel enrollment between Day 8 and Day 14 of the career path will receive a 60 percent refund, minus the administration fee.

    Students who cancel enrollment between Day 15 and Day 21 of the career path will receive a 30 percent refund, minus the administration fee.

    Students who cancel enrollment any time after Day 21 of the career path will not receive a refund.

    All cancellation requests must be submitted via email to enrollment@bovacademy.com, with “Cancellation Request” as the subject line. For your privacy and protection, your cancellation request must be sent from the same email address you used to enroll in the program or the current email address we have on file for you.

    Refunds will be processed within 21 days of approval.

  8. What is the age limit for your program?

    Students must be at least 14 years of age. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian's permission to enroll in and participate in our program.