Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find program-specific answers to questions about App Design. If you have any questions not answered here, please visit our General FAQ or feel free to give us a call at 781-736-8416 or send an email to
I've never studied coding before, will this program be too much for me?

No! Professor Hickey and our amazing faculty are excellent at working with students at any level.

I have experience coding and have even built a few apps on my own. What can this program offer me?

Your experience is more than welcome and our amazing faculty will help you elevate your skills to the next level.

I am a returning student, will I be placed into a more advanced group?

Yes! As a returning student, you will be placed into an advanced group of students. For those who may be experiencing coding for the first time, you will be able to provide peer-peer guidance and mentoring.

Do I need my own laptop to participate in the program?

We encourage participants to bring their own laptop since they will already be familiar with the workings of their own machine. If you are not able to bring one then we are happy to provide you a loaned laptop for the program.

I want to bring my own laptop, but are there any particular specifications it must have for this course?

Any laptop with a functional wifi connection and the ability to download a few free programs (such as Google Chrome and Sublime Text) will work for this course. Chromebooks not recommended.