How do I apply to UX Academy after Foundations?

The final project in unit 8 of Foundations consists of a 10-hour Design Challenge, where you’ll be able to showcase the new UI skill set you’ve acquired throughout the course. Once you’ve completed the Design Challenge, and it’s been approved by your mentor, you can submit a UX Academy application for the cohort of your choice. 

When prompted in the application, you’ll want to select “I have completed a Designlab short course”, and then select “UX Academy Foundations”. A space will appear to paste the link to your final project from the Designlab platform. Paste the URL in the box! 

One good thing to note is that applications are based on a number of criteria not exclusive to your design challenge work. You can learn more about the prerequisite requirements in this Help Center article. Criteria that may impact your application can also be found below: 

  • Failure to complete your Short Course on time 
  • Forfeiture of mentorship sessions 
  • Any level of unprofessionalism in your communication with other students, mentors, or the greater Designlab Team 

All of these factors will be taken into consideration when reviewing your application, and may result in either being placed on a waitlist, or not being accepted into UX Academy. 

Please note that admissions is never guaranteed, even if you complete UX Academy Foundations and have your final project approved by your mentor.