GWC-CU Student Application Spring 2019
***UPDATE: Rolling Deadline until Wednesday, February 13 at 11:59pm.***

This is the Spring 2019 Student Application for the Girls Who Code @ Columbia University.

Classes start Saturday, February 9 and run through late April or early May. We will keep the application open until February 13 at 11:59pm, and results will be emailed as soon as we receive your application. The club meets every Saturday and attendance is mandatory. Candidates that apply are expected to commit to the whole duration of the program without any other time conflicts. Please read below for further details.

***Note that is for high school 8th-12th grade students only,
interested Columbia students can apply to be on the managing team or teaching team*****

Description of GWC @ Columbia University
The Girls Who Code Clubs Program Experience:

This club chapter meets once a week on Saturday mornings on Columbia University's campus. Selected girls are taught computer science including project-based activities by a teacher alongside TA's in a fun, supportive, and engaging environment. As participants, girls are expected to attend all meetings as there is a strict attendance policy. Girls will also be provided mentors from the Columbia University community.

We have two classes available:
Class 1, which is for those with no to very little computer science experience (Scratch and Python).
Meets from 10am-12:30pm
Class 2, for those that do have previous experience and want to keep expanding on their skills (HTML/CSS/Javascript). Meets from 12:30pm-3:00pm

Based on your application we will determine which class is better suited to make your experience the best possible if you do not specify!

Please note that as of this time, transportation will be given on a need-only basis. We have limited funding to cover transportation costs, so a separate transportation-need application can be requested.

To learn more, check out our websites:

If you have any questions, please email

Good luck and we look forward to reading your applications! :)

What is your name? *
Your answer
What is your email address? *
Please provide an email you check often we will send important club-related information here as such if you don't have one please make one before filling out this application.
Your answer
What is the phone number that you can best be reached at? Please type it in. *
Your answer
What is your parent/guardian's phone number? *
Your answer
Where do you go to school? *
Please include school name, address, and telephone number.
Your answer
What grade are you in? *
Are you available for classes on Saturday this semester? *
Classes will start February 9th and run through early December. They will all be on Saturdays. More exact details will be emailed closer to the start date. Please note that attendance is mandatory.
If you responded no or have any possible conflicts, please elaborate below.
Your answer
Which class are you interested in? *
If you select both, know that it means we will consider you for either class. Not that you will do both at the same time. You can see above for the descriptions of each class.
Have you ever been involved with Girls Who Code before? *
Either in SIP, another club, etc. Please be as detailed as possible. If you were previously a class 1 student and are applying for class 2, please mention that here.
Your answer
Have you ever applied previously to our club? *
Why are you interested in joining this Girls Who Code club? *
Your answer
What has been your exposure to coding, if any? *
This can be through family (maybe they are involved in computer science), mentors, teachers, classes, or just stuff you did on your own for fun, etc.
Your answer
What is your level of experience with computer science? *
It doesn't have to be anything grand or extensive, even if it's just familiarity with loops, conditionals, please state any that you have.
Your answer
Does your school currently offer any computer science courses?
Are you involved in any extra-curricular activities? *
It's alright if you are or are not. This is simply for us to gauge the interests of our incoming students.
Your answer
How would you describe yourself? *
Your answer
What would you say are your strongest qualities? *
Your answer
If you could meet any person living or deceased who would you meet and why? *
Your answer
Will you be requesting a transportation scholarship?
Please be aware that they are given on a need-only basis, a separate application will follow
Anything else you would like to say that you feel you haven't had the opportunity to?
Your answer
How did you hear about Girls Who Code at Columbia University? *
Acknowledgement *
By checking off yes, you acknowledge the commitment expected of you to being present and active in the GWC club should you be accepted. We have a strict attendance policy and will enforce it. Attendance for all class sessions are mandatory– if you are unable to commit for all sessions, we will give preference to students who can do so as all sessions build upon each other. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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