Bov Academy

of Programming and Futuristic Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Our program comprises the best features from programming bootcamps, online universities, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); it excludes the worst parts of each; and it adds new features and benefits that revolutionize the way you obtain an education online. Specifically, unlike bootcamps and MOOCs, we ensure that you graduate with in-depth, expert-level understanding and masterful use of all the technologies and concepts that matter in your Career Path.

    We give you the opportunity to substantiate your level of understanding and establish your expertise in your Career Path (your area of study). We not only teach you every technology and concept that you need to know and should know, but we also teach you those technologies and concepts in depth. You will learn the technologies that matter most in your Career Path. You will write about them, teach them to others, and use them to create real-world applications, all while becoming a highly skilled and refined developer. You do all this in 2–9 months. Our multifaceted program (including the lifelong skills you will acquire) is truly unique, not just in the programming industry, but in any industry.

    Most other programs (from bootcamps to MOOCs) get you from about 0% to 40% or from 30% to 50%. In fact, almost all of our students have taken many such online courses before they enroll in our program, yet they have enrolled because those programs didn't help them with the adequate domain knowledge and expertise. We offer a comprehensive, structured, and pioneering program that gets you to 100%; we take you across the finish line. After you complete our comprehensive program, you won’t need any more courses (on the crucial technologies and concepts we cover in your Career Path). You will accomplish in just a few months what most developers usually take many years to accomplish.

  2. Why is grit a prerequisite and why I do need it?

    Grit can be described as a motivating and relentless force inside some people that drives them to succeed at long term goals and tasks, in spite of challenges. Through her renowned research on student performance, Professor Angela Duckworth and her colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania (and other researchers since) have proven that grit, not intelligence, is the single most important factor in determining whether a student will excel.

    Second, to build exceptional or complex web applications, to become a highly skilled programmer with expert-level understanding of the technologies that matter, to excel as a hacker or cybersecurity engineer, to do the extraordinary things we expect you to do, you need grit. Grit keeps you focused; it prevents you from giving in or giving up too easily; it keeps you determined to solve problems, complete tasks, build ambitious projects, and complete the courses you sign up for. We have observed that both new and seasoned programmers who exemplify grittiness in their daily work are more formidable and usually more triumphant than non-gritty programmers—irrespective of intelligence, education, and talent. Consequently, we believe that students with grit are likely to succeed in our program, and that is the reason grit is a prerequisite.

  3. Do you offer a real degree and are you accredited?

    Just as with many online and offline contemporary programming education programs, we are not accredited (the bureaucracy of accreditation is beyond our focus at this juncture). However, our graduates earn a degree perhaps even more powerful than a paper degree: Evidential Degree (The Most Accurate Degree).

  4. 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.)

  5. 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.

  6. How can you offer a more comprehensive program than universities when their programs take four years and the Bov Academy Career Paths take 4-9 months?

    Universities teach you subjects and concepts that you don’t need and you may never use in modern web development. (Consider Greek Mythology and Calculus 1, 2, and 3.) Arguably, less than 20% of the material you will have learned in a computer science degree program in college actually relates to modern web development, especially modern web development with JavaScript. Our web programming Career Paths focus on modern web development with JavaScript. Even the math we cover relates specifically to the work you will do as a modern developer.

    You won’t learn calculus, Greek mythology, trigonometry, history of programming, principles of computer science (that has almost nothing to do with modern web become a skilled programmer), and the like. Our program pointedly focuses on teaching you the tools, skills, technologies, techniques, and concepts that will help you become a proficient programmer with near expert-level knowledge in the technologies and tools in your career path. For that reason, our web programming career paths are indeed more comprehensive (for the web development topics and technologies) than similar programs nearly everywhere. The same is true for our Cybersecurity and Hacker career paths.

    As discussed above, you will learn many technologies, tools, and techniques in our program that you won’t learn in any other program. Why? We are supple, nimble, progressive, and always ahead of the curve. And most importantly, we always dig deep, covering not just the crucial concepts, but also the boring fundamental concepts that others skip over.

  7. Will I actually be employable as a qualified candidate in the Career Path I choose?

    After you graduate, what you might lack in years of programming experience, you will make up for with competence, proficiency, relevant knowledge, expertise, and real-world experience (having developed consequential apps) in the career path you completed.

  8. What programming languages do you teach in the Career Paths?

    For the web-programming Career Paths, we use JavaScript as the main programming language, and we also teach a bit of PHP and Python in two of the courses. For the security engineer/hacker Career Paths, we use Python as the main programming language, and we teach some other relevant programming languages as well.

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