The Admissions Process

[UPDATE] All of our Piscines for the remainder of 2020 have been cancelled. Our admissions site is also currently down due to technical difficulties, but please keep an eye out on this page for when new dates are announced.

Dear 42 Community, our campus is currently closed for the rest of 2020 to new and prospective students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We did not come to this decision lightly as we are following suit with the City of Fremont and the Bay Area community. The health and well-bring of our students at 42 Silicon Valley is our highest priority and we look forward to resuming our activities soon.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at:

No Pre-Admissions Requirements

There are no pre-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.


Upcoming 2020 Piscines:
[Due to the current COVID-19 any remaining piscines for the rest of the year are tentative]


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.

Upcoming 2020 Start Dates:
[Due to the current COVID-19 any remaining start dates for the rest of the year are tentative]

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