See below for frequently asked questions regarding the Nanodegree Phase for the Next Generation Tech Booster Scholarship Program.
What is the duration of the Nanodegree phase?
- This phase is from March 16, 2022 to July 13, 2023. However, it is important to note that the program is self-paced and you can finish it in less than the designed duration if you are willing and able to do so. Learners will be invited to join a live webinar "Kickoff Orientation" event to cover the details of the program and join a cohort of students to start their Nanodegree that day. Kindly note that a lot of valuable details will be mentioned in the Kick-off! This is why it is critical that accepted students attend the Kick-off on the Nanodegree phase.
How many hours a week should I expect to spend on my Nanodegree coursework in order to finish on time?
- Between instructional content, quizzes, projects, and other course-related activities, we recommend allocating 8-10 hours a week for learning in the Nanodegree phase (Phase 2).
I feel lost after accessing my classroom, is there any guide to help me?
- Please watch this tutorial video that will help to get you familiar with your classroom.
If I need support with my projects or content, who can I reach out to?
- You can always reach out to the tutors on Slack. They can answer your questions, point you to helpful resources, and give you guidance to complete the program successfully. The tutors are there to help you successfully navigate your Nanodegree straight through from enrollment to graduation.
What do you mean by the "Slack Student Community?"
- Once you are enrolled, you will be given access to the student Slack Community specific to this program. You will receive your Slack invitation via email once you are enrolled. This enables you to connect directly with your classmates in real-time; all Udacity students regularly use these forums to support each other's work, answer each other's questions, and share relevant ideas and resources. Also, the community team will be available to answer your non-technical questions. Students who are active in our Slack community tend to submit projects before the deadline and graduate on time so we highly encourage you to join the conversation and contribute to our vibrant community.
How can I use Slack to be able to post my technical questions?
- Once you are enrolled, you will receive an invitation email to your Slack Channel - please follow the link and instructions to register and then watch this tutorial video to learn how to use Slack. We recommend also reading Slack guidelines from here. Also, don’t forget to download the app on your mobile phone to stay updated! It is available on both the App Store and Google Play!
How do project reviews work in the Nanodegree Program?
- Every time you submit a project, you will receive personalized feedback on your project submission from one of our expert human project reviewers. They will not only tell you what you got right and wrong but they will also provide some guidance on what you should try next and give suggestions on how you can go even further with your project. Once your review is ready, you will get an email notification which you can follow to the review.
- There are three results for the review:
- Meets Specifications: This means you passed your project as you met all requirements.
- Requires Changes: This means that you failed your project. However, the reviewer will highlight which part that requires to be edited so that you pass the project on to your next submission. You can resubmit your project again after editing it through your classroom.
- Ungradeable: This means that the reviewer was not able to grade your project. This could be because you either submitted the wrong files or the files submitted can not be opened because they are in an unsupported format. You can resubmit your project again from your classroom after addressing these issues.
What is plagiarism?
- Plagiarism is any act claiming or implying another person’s work is your own project, we advise you to avoid Plagiarism, “Cheating”, do not copy the code, or part of the code, or use any cut and paste mechanisms verbatim, learn more about Plagiarism by clicking on this link.
How do I maintain my seat in this Nanodegree phase?
- Make sure to follow the program schedule presented in your classroom and you will be well on your way to graduating from your Nanodegree Program on time. However, if you do not make sufficient progress within the first 3 weeks of your program, you risk being "Revoked", or removed, from the program. The criteria you must meet in order to avoid being revoked include submitting one project by week 3 of your program.
Will I have access to the material of my Nanodegree after I finish it successfully?
- Yes, you will have indefinite static access to the content after you graduate from your Nanodegree. Static access will include classroom content that will not be updated over time. Such access will not include access to projects that were not previously submitted, as well as certain services, such as community channels, project reviews, workspaces, labs, or quizzes. Also, please note that learners will lose access to the content if they fail to finish within the Nanoderee's deadline.
How do I know if I am eligible for a Nanodegree Program certificate?
- Upon submitting and passing all your projects within the timeline of your track, you will be eligible to receive a certificate.
Are there any required documents to receive my certificate?
- Once you finish all of your Nanodegree projects, you will be prompted to:
- Upload a copy of your governmental ID, Passport, or Driver’s License along with a photo of you through the Netverify system so that your identity is verified.
- Complete the reflection survey in your classroom.
How can I issue my certificate?
- Once you have completed all of the required projects for your track, a "Graduate" button will activate and appear in your classroom. Once you click on this button, you will be taken to a new page called "Graduation Checklist" where you will be given instructions on completing the graduation process. You can watch this video to help you with the graduation process.
How will my name be written on the certificate?
- Certificates will be issued based on the name provided in your classroom. You can edit your name from inside your Classroom settings BEFORE graduation but not after. Please make sure that the first name and last name displayed in your Classroom settings appear in the way you would like them displayed on your certificate. The name displayed on your certificate name cannot be changed after graduation.
Can I get a hard copy of my certificate?
- Udacity only provides graduates with a digital copy of the certificate. However, you can always download and print your certificate, if you wish!
How can I prove that I have graduated?
- Once you graduate, there will be a "View Certificate" button at the bottom of your Udacity homepage under the “Graduated” section in your classroom. There, you will find a unique link to share your verified graduation certificate. This is a publicly viewable version of your graduation certificate that can be shared with employers and recruiters as well as any of your social media outlets. Your certificate will provide your graduation date as well as the title of your track as proof of completion.