Girls Who Code @ Columbia University Student Application (Fall 2017)
This is the Fall 2017 Student Application for the Girls Who Code @ Columbia University.

Classes start October 14th and run through December 9th. This application is due by October 3rd at 11:59pm, results will be emailed that October 5th. The club meets every Saturday and attendance is mandatory and are expected that if they apply that they can commit to the whole duration of the program with no other time conflicts.

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

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 TAs 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 classrooms:
Class 1 which is for those with very little to no computer science experience. Meets from 10am-12:30pm
Class 2 for those that do have previous experience and want to keep expanding on their skills. Meets from 12pm-2:30pm

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:,

If you have any questions regarding recruitment or the Girls Who Code experience please email Nicole at, all other questions should be directed to

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
Is the above phone number your own or your parent/guardians? *
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 club meetings? *
Club meetings will start October 14th and will be on Saturday mornings. More exact details will be emailed closer to the start date. Please note that attendance is mandatory, your acceptance is contingent on your presence in the classroom. Unless otherwise stated classes run all Saturday mornings until December 9th.
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.
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, 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 so 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.
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