Grand Circus Review



Remote, Detroit, Grand Rapids

Disciplines Offered

Software Engineering

Payment Options

Loans, Scholarships, Upfront

With more than 1,700 alumni and more than 350 graduate employers, Grand Circus provides full- and part-time coding bootcamps for those in its home base of Detroit, Michigan, and beyond. It currently offers its coding bootcamps online.

Students learn back- and front-end web development and benefit from Grand Circus's career coaching, which includes job search skills workshops, soft skills training, resume help, and employer networking.

Grand Circus bootcamps offer affinity groups that allow individuals to network with those who share similar experiences and backgrounds. Existing groups include Common Ground (for people of color), Quiltbag (LGBTQ+), A Place and Some Space (mental health support), and Women's Group (female-identifying students); any new groups can be formed as requested by incoming students.

Grand Circus Courses

Grand Circus provides two tracks of coursework: full-stack JavaScript and full-stack C# .NET. Each track requires two weeks of bootcamp prep-work called Unit One, a course covering coding fundamentals. In addition to each bootcamp's tech curriculum, students must participate in career coaching.

Full-Stack C# .NET

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  • Cost: $11,750
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 14 Weeks (Full Time), 28 Weeks (Part Time)

This bootcamp combines C# and .NET with the development platform Angular. Students gain experience working with algorithms, SQL, HTML, and single-page applications. Students also complete a final project, which prospective employers can view in Grand Circus' student portal.

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Full-Stack JavaScript

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  • Cost: $11,750
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 14 weeks (Full Time), 28 weeks (Part Time)

Students in this bootcamp learn a variety of web application frameworks, development tools, and database programs including React, Node, and MongoDB. Full-time classes occur on weekdays from 9-5 p.m., and part-time classes take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:30-10 p.m. Each bootcamp incorporates group work, lab time, and individual learning time; coursework covers building interactive websites, working with data, and creating a professional portfolio.

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Grand Circus Admissions Process

The bootcamp admissions process starts with filling out an application. The bootcamp admissions office then sets up an introductory Zoom meeting with the applicant. In this meeting, the applicant can ask questions, talk about their goals, and discuss their interest and experience in coding.

Grand Circus coding bootcamp students come from a variety of backgrounds. Bootcamp students do not have to have a college degree, although Grand Circus reminds applicants that some tech jobs will require a bachelor's degree.

Before the bootcamp officially starts, students must complete two weeks of pre-work, or Unit One. Unit One provides fundamental skills training to get students ready for bootcamp coursework.

Grand Circus Payment Options

Wondering how you will pay for your bootcamp? Grand Circus offers a variety of payment options, including financing, scholarships, and early payment incentives.


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Students who apply before the early application deadline receive $1,000 off bootcamp tuition.


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Grand Circus partners with financing organizations to help provide students bootcamp loan opportunities. Skills Fund and Climb Credit have loan options tailored for Grand Circus bootcamp students with terms ranging between 36-60 months and amounts ranging from $2,000-$11,750.


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Grand Circus offers several bootcamp scholarships. The Grand Circus Diversity Scholarship awards $1,750 to students from communities underrepresented in the tech industry.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology Scholarship is offered to Michigan residents that are actively looking for a job in the state and identify as a woman, genderqueer, or nonbinary.

Those in the Michigan National Guard qualify for the Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program, which provides up to $6,000 in tuition assistance.

Grand Circus Student Outcomes

According to Grand Circus' 2019 Outcome Report, the bootcamp has a 92% graduation rate and 88% of graduates secure jobs in the industry. Nearly 72% of 2019 Detroit graduates found a job within 60 days of bootcamp completion. Grand Circus alumni have gone on to work for companies such as Accenture, Ford, and Quicken Loans.

These bootcamp-provided student outcomes were not verified by a third party, so prospective students should review the outcomes report carefully to understand how Grand Circus collects its data and how it defines key terms in its report. If you have questions about the report, contact Grand Circus directly.

Grand Circus Student Outcomes

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Frequently Asked Questions About Grand Circus

What is Grand Circus?

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Grand Circus is a coding bootcamp that offers two courses of study: full-stack JavaScript and full-stack C# .NET. The bootcamp is based in Michigan but it currently offers its web development bootcamps online.

Is it hard to get into Grand Circus?

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Grand Circus accepts students from all backgrounds and walks of life. Students do not necessarily need coding or tech experience. The bootcamp actively supports a diverse learning population and offers different affinity groups and events.

Are Grand Circus bootcamps worth it?

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While bootcamp tuition can be a big investment, it may be worthwhile considering your career goals. Explore the bootcamp curriculum, cost, outcomes, and schedule before making your decision.

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