The Admissions Process

Step up to the plate! Our admissions process is unlike any other. We made it that way on purpose because we believe that everyone who wants to try should have the opportunity for quality education.

No Pre-Admissions Requirements

There are no admission requirements for 42 such as grades, GPA, recommendations, ACT/SAT test scores, transcripts, etc. Anyone 18+ can apply.

Merit-Based Admissions

Admissions is based on merit, not academics, ethnicity, background, or extracurricular activities.

Complete the Piscine

The Piscine is part of the admissions process. Students have to pass it to apply to the full 42 program.


Your admission to 42 starts on our website at Register yourself by providing us with your email address and a cell phone number to validate your account, then continue following the procedures as stated on the website.


Once you’ve verified your account, you can sign up for one of our Piscine sessions. These are part of the admissions process and are 4 weeks of intensive and immersive coding. No prior coding experience necessary at all! More info here.

2019 Piscine dates are as follows:
October 21 – November 15, 2019

2020 Piscine dates:
January 6 – January 31
April 6 – May 1
July 6 – July 31
August 10 – September 4
October 5 – October 30


If you complete the Piscine and are accepted into the program, then you can select a Start Date to begin you adventure in the full 42 program.

Here are our upcoming 2019 Start Dates:
September 16, 2019
*NEW* December 2, 2019

Upcoming 2020 Start Dates:
February 18, 2020
May 18, 2020
July 20, 2020
September 14, 2020
November 9, 2020

Download our student brochure