Frequently Asked Questions

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

    The Core Factors that Distinguish Bov Academy from Other Programming Educational Institutions Follow:


    1. A Real Software Engineering School: Bov Academy may be the only pure software engineering school that offers multiple specialized software engineering career paths. No where else can you graduate as a specialized software engineer in many of the career paths we offer, autonomous engineer, algorithms engineer, performance art software engineer, algorithmologist, and fullstack AI engineer. Most boot camps teach you to become a web developer of some sort.
    2. The Final Destination to Becoming an Elite Engineer: Because our curriculum covers what you need to know, including on an advanced and even on a beyond advanced level, and because you gain invaluable real-world experience developing applications and projects that matter (see more on this below), Bov Academy will be your final educational endeavor to become an elite software engineer.
    3. A Comprehensive and Proper Education: Bov Academy provides a proper education, not a crash course, that rewards students with an affordable tuition, a high salary, and mastery in a highly technical profession. We offer what is likely the most comprehensive program of any similar program in specified software engineering career paths. See our Education 5.0 page for more.
    4. The Best Courses You Can Find Anywhere: We have the best courses. We know this because we researched to find the best courses where necessary and either improve our courses to be at least as good as the best or we use the better one. As a student of Bov Academy, if you find a better course than one of ours and we determine it is indeed more worthy than our relevant course, we would gladly consider adding that course to our program.
    5. Focused on Building Real-World Projects that Matters: Our students build real-world, consequential projects, some of which will reach hundreds of millions of people around the globe. Imagine if you are attending a university like MIT or Stanford, or any college, while studying computer science and, for your assignments, you are building real applications and projects that Google is using to launch to hundreds of millions of users. We expect most of the real-world applications our students build for Bov Academy and AI Humanity will real hundreds of millions of people.
    6. 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. Should I quit my college or community college to attend Bov Academy?

    Unless you are studying to become a highly specialized scientist or Progresso (Physicist, Archaeologist, Chemist, etc.) or you are very passionate about the field of work you are studying for (no matter the low pay and difficulty finding work in the field), you absolutely should quit college—this includes both four-year college and two-year community colleges—to attend Bov Academy.

  3. 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 each of our career paths takes considerably less time to complete than a college degree taks and costs a fraction of college 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' button; then scroll to the bottom of the selected career path and you will see the price and the button to apply to that career path.

  4. Do I need to have experience in programming or have a beyond elementary web development or programming education to join your program?

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

    • Anyone with unmatched relentlessness and excellent problem-solving skills
    • Anyone with a college degree, especially a computer science degree or equivalent
    • Any graduate of a programming boot camp or similar program

  5. What salary can I expect after I graduate?

    Because of the comprehensiveness and rigorousness of the Bov Academy curriculum, because you will gain valuable real-world experience developing real-world projects as a student, and because our program prepares you to become an elite engineer, you can expect a larger starting salary than the average graduate of the top US universities makes, if you live in the US and work in one of the high-paying cities.

    



    If you live outside the US, you can still expect a high salary relative to what the average graduates from the universities in your country make and relative to where you live and work after you graduate and the salary offered to programmers in your country.

    



    Note that a number of factors influence the salary one makes, and any salary estimate has to take into account your personal circumstances, experience, expertise, your employer, and more.

  6. How does the pay-after-you-secure-a-job payment option work?

    For the pay-after-you-secure-a-job payment option, you would pay 15%–45 down, depending on your enrollment application and financial aid application, at the beginning of the program and pay the remaining balance after you graduate and find a job. You have up to six months after you graduate to pay the remaining balance, which you would be able to pay starting with your first or second salary once you have secured a job.

  7. I am financially poor and therefore can’t afford the tuition, but I have the relentlessness and passion Bov Academy requires. How can I get a fully paid scholarship to attend Bov Academy?

    Currently, we have the pay-after-you-secure-a-job and monthly payment options to help people who can’t afford the standard payment option. If neither of those payment options work for you and you are indeed poor, email us at enrollment@bovacademy.com and describe your circumstance, your relentlessness, and why you believe Bov Academy should do everything it can to provide you with a full scholarship.

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

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

    In addition, what you might lack in professional programming experience, you will make up for with the real-world experience you will have gained while building the real-world projects during your studies; and your competence and proficiency and your relevant knowledge and expertise in the career path you completed will portray you as a confident and skilled prospect for any employer hiring in your career path.

  9. What are your refund and cancellation policies?

    Students who cancel their enrollment before the start of their Career Path will receive a 100% refund.

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

    If you cancel your enrollment anytime between day 1 and day 7 from the start of your Career Path, you will receive a refund of 85% of the total you have paid minus the administration fee.

    If you cancel your enrollment anytime between day 8 and day 14 from the start of your Career Path, you will receive a refund of 60% of the total you have paid minus the administration fee.

    If you cancel your enrollment anytime between day 15 and day 21, you will receive a refund of 30% of the total you have paid minus the administration fee.

    If you cancel your enrollment anytime after day 21 from the start of your Career Path, you will not receive a refund.

    Note that the first day of your Career Path is the start of the Career Path.

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

    Refunds will be processed within 21 days of approval (This policy does not apply to refunds that are part of the Bov Academy job guarantee, which are subject to the Bov Academy Elite Program Guarantee and Bonus Terms.)

  10. 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 their parent or legal guardian's permission to enroll in and participate in our program.