Before applying, make sure you understand and accept all of the expectations, terms and conditions explained on this page. Be sure that you review, our sample participation agreement. If you are admitted into the next session you will have to sign a similar document, though the terms and conditions of participation may differ. A completed application creates no binding agreement between potential participant and Academy Pittsburgh, LLC.  We’re happy to discuss any concerns applicants have about this agreement. Send us an email to setup a call or meeting.

Upcoming Sessions


Starts: September 23rd, 2019
Ends:  December 13th, 2019
Location:  Five Star Development
Days & Times:
Monday through Thursday | 9 AM to 5 PM
Fri | 9 AM to 12 PM


Starts: Feb 24, 2020
Ends:  May 15th, 2020
Location:  TBD
Days & Times:
Monday through Thursday | 9 AM to 5 PM
Fri | 9 AM to 12 PM


Academy Pittsburgh is accepting applications on a rolling basis for our upcoming web developer bootcamps. The application includes logic questions, as well as uploads to Github and YouTube. Applicants whose scores that qualify, may have to participate in an in-person interview prior to applicant selection. Here are some important facts to consider before applying.

  • Boot camps are difficult and time intensive. Participants of the all-day boot camp can expect between 50-60 hours of work each week.
  • Generally, about 75% of the time requirement is spent in class working as a team on problems. The remaining 25% of time is independent work done at home or remotely.
  • The application and interview are the only prerequisites.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for Session #8 through 4/15/2019 or until the session is full.
  • Participants attending Academy Pittsburgh web developer boot camps must sign our participation agreement if they are accepted. Previous version of this document is available to review. Updated versions with new terms will be available for consideration for Session #8 on 4/15/2019.
  • The location of Session #8 will be on the Northside of Pittsburgh at Five Star Development.
  • Academy Pittsburgh does not charge tuition. Instead, we implement an income share agreement (ISA). You can learn more about ISA’s here. Generally, the terms of our ISA are as follows and are subject to change session to session.
    Program Web Developer Bootcamp
    Hours 420
    Placement Fee Income Share Agreement (“ISA”)

    • A Placement fee (“Placement Fee”) of ten percent (10%) of Participant’s post-program gross income paid on a monthly basis.
    • Placement Fee commences when Participant has monthly income that is annualized at $45,000 or more (“Payment Trigger”). Once the Payment Trigger occurs, the aggregate of all monthly income is used for purposes of the calculation and not the excess above the Payment Trigger.  By way of example, if the Payment Trigger is $3,750 for a month and Participant earns $4,750 in that month, the Placement Fee is $475 ($4,750 x .10), and not $100 ($1,000 [$4,750 – $3,750] x .10).
    • The Placement Fee paid by Participant is capped at $16,000 (“Payment Cap”).
    • The Term Length is 24 complete consecutive or complete non consecutive months of employment.


    In lieu of the above described ISA, a One Time Placement Fee of $10,000 may be rendered upon full time employment.

    Collection Agent / ISA Administrator APGH has engaged Vemo ( or “Vemo”) as APGH’s agent to manage the Placement Fee paid through the ISA. APGH reserves the right to self-manage or to change the ISA Administrator without notice and Participant remains fully bound to the Placement Fee and the terms hereof.
    Refund Policy There are no refunds of application fees or on payments made as part of the ISA or One Time Cash Payment.

    If Participant withdraws within the first six (6) weeks of the Session, then a prorated Placement Fee will apply as described in Section 6.6 Withdraws and Prorated Fees.

    Method of Payment For the One Time Cash Payment option, full payment must occur prior to the Sessions.

    For the ISA option, funds shall be paid in calendar monthly payments, due on the first day by Vemo’s calendar month or in accordance with a later date in the month as implemented by Vemo or other provider. Payment of the Placement Fee shall continue through twenty-four (24) months (“Payment Term”) regardless of whether Placements are contiguous or noncontiguous.

    You may also qualify for stipends and reimbursements to offset future ISA payments.

  • Academy Pittsburgh offers no certification and makes no promise of future employment. Legal Stuff:  Academy Pittsburgh boot camp participants understands all of the following:  Academy Pittsburgh is a facilitator for the information that you will receive in the sessions, based upon a specific set of task completions requested by the session Sponsor.  Although you may improve your abilities by attending the informational sessions, Academy Pittsburgh does not represent or warrant that your abilities will improve, or that you will be additionally qualified for employment. Academy Pittsburgh’s time is compensated exclusively by the Sponsor. You will not receive any compensation for your attendance; attendance is voluntary for so long as you choose to attend.  No employment or other opportunities are represented or warranted, either with Academy Pittsburgh or its Sponsor (or anyone else).  If there are opportunities that result from your attendance, you understand that those opportunities would be incidental.  You understand that any information regarding the Sponsor or the Sponsor’s requirements or other information is strictly confidential, and you may need to sign a confidentiality or other binding documents with Academy Pittsburgh and/or the Sponsor.  You understand and consent that your attendance, subjective evaluations and any testing results may be disclosed to the Sponsor, solely for the Sponsor’s evaluation of the session conditions and you release Academy Pittsburgh from making any such disclosures.  You will be asked to sign Academy Pittsburgh’s session participation agreement prior to attending the session. Your image and likeness will be used in promotional material associated with the marketing of Academy Pittsburgh.