Below are frequently asked questions for the WTech Scholarship Deep Learning Nanodegree Program.
What does this program entail?
- The Deep Learning Nanodegree program in this Scholarship consists of a 4-month learning journey with the rest of the Wtech Deep Learning Nanodegree cohort. As part of your learning journey, you will have access to an online Slack community to connect with your Session Leads and peers. Students are required to attend weekly virtual sessions with a Session Lead, as well as participate in the Slack community.
How can I benefit from this program?
- Students will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects designed by industry experts to build their portfolio of skills and learn core skills sets to prepare them for a career in a job of the future.
Are there any fees for enrollment?
- No! The program is completely free to all scholarship recipients. WTech covers the costs.
How will you contact me?
- We will contact with you via email. So, please make sure to check your e-mail frequently. You will need to use the same email for everything during the program. The email used will be the same as the one used to set up your Udacity account and participate in the program. Make sure to check your spam folder to see if you received emails from our side.
Can I change the email address that I have used to sign-up?
- You should maintain the same email address you used to apply for the Wtech Artificial Intelligence program for the duration of your entire course in order to maintain eligibility for this program.
Will I have access to the material even after my Nanodegree Program ends?
- Successful graduates of our Nanodegree programs are eligible to keep indefinite curriculum access. Please note however, that students who leave the program—or who are removed from the program—prior to successfully graduating, will not retain access to their Nanodegree program classroom material.
How many hours a week should I expect to spend on my coursework, in order to finish Phase 1 on time?
- Students are recommended to allocate 10-15 hours a week learning. For Deep Learning Nanodegree students, this allocation includes their weekly virtual Connect sessions.
Can I withdraw/postpone studying after I am enrolled?
- There are no withdrawal or postponing options after you are enrolled in the Nanodegree program. You should only join this program if you are committed to learning and graduating within the defined timeline of the program.
How can I use Slack to be able to post my technical questions?
- After being enrolled, you will receive an invitation email to your Slack Channel. Please follow the link and instructions to register and then watch this video tutorial to learn more on how to use Slack.
How do project reviews work in the Nanodegree Program?
Every time you submit a project, you will receive in-depth, personalized feedback on your project submission from one of our expert project reviewers. They will not only tell you what you got right and wrong, but they will also provide 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 to notify you and you will be able to view it. 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 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?
- You can know more details about plagiarism and how to avoid submitting plagiarised projects from here.
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.
What is the role of the Session Lead and how will I know who my Session Lead is?
- Your Session Lead is a Udacity-affiliated subject matter expert, to help you successfully navigate your Nanodegree program right from enrollment to graduation. The Session Lead is the person who will be conducting your weekly Connect Sessions. They will answer your questions, help you overcome any technical challenges, point you to helpful resources and give you guidance on strategies for program success. Once you are enrolled in your Nanodegree program, you will receive an email informing you about your Session Lead. You can also learn more about your Session Lead, among other session details, from your classroom.
What do you mean by "Slack Community"?
- As soon as you enroll, an email will be sent to you to access the Scholarship program's student Slack Community. This enables you to connect directly with your community of learners in real-time; all Scholarship students regularly use these forums to support each other's work, answer each other's questions, and share relevant ideas and resources. Session Leads are also part of this community and available to support you through these forums. Virtually all of our graduates highlight this community aspect as one of the most important parts of their Nanodegree program experience.
I have missed a connect session, what should I do?
- You must reach out to your Session Lead in advance on Slack to inform him or her that you will not be able to attend your session, as they are responsible for tracking your attendance. If you have already missed your Connect Session, please reach out to your Session Lead immediately with a clear explanation of why you did so and why you were not able to inform him/her of this in advance of the session.
Will I have access to the material even after the cohort ends?
- Yes, you will have indefinite static access to the content after successfully completing your Nanodegree. Static access will include classroom content that will not be updated over time. Such access will not include access to certain services, such as community channels, project reviews, workspaces, labs, or quizzes.
- Please note that you will lose access to the content if you fail to graduate within the program's deadline.
What is the duration of each connect session?
- Each session will be 1.5 hours long.
If I am having a problem with my projects, what can I do?
- You can always reach out to your Session Lead on Slack. They can answer your questions, point you to helpful resources, and give you guidance on strategies for program success. Your Session Lead is there to help you successfully navigate your Nanodegree program all the way from enrollment to graduation.
How often do Udacity Connect sessions take place?
- Udacity Connect Sessions will take place on a weekly basis, on the same days, and at the same times, every week. Attending Connect Sessions is a mandatory part of participating in the program. The exact schedule for your weekly sessions will be shared with you at the beginning of the cohort via e-mail.
What do I need to be ready for a Udacity Connect session?
- Prepare your own laptop, headphones, power cord, your energy and readiness to learn, and whatever else you find helpful when working on your Nanodegree program.
What happens during a Udacity Connect session, and what are the goals?
Udacity Connect sessions are focused on delivering three key benefits:
- Collaboration: You'll have the opportunity to work with instructors and peers to complete projects, overcome challenges, and master new concepts.
- Accountability: You'll benefit from check-ins with your Session Lead, who will help you with goal-setting, time management, and motivation.
- Efficiency: Based on a model of 1.5 to 2 hours per week spent in Udacity Connect virtual sessions, and 10 hours/week spent on independent study, you will successfully complete your Nanodegree program just in time.
What is the duration of the program?
- The program is a 4-month learning journey and will end on January 27, 2021.
Can I withdraw/postpone studying after I am enrolled?
- There are no withdrawal or postponing options after you are enrolled.
Is there a penalty or fine I must pay if I did not complete my track successfully?
- There is no penalty or fine, however, we hope you'll make the most of this incredible opportunity to upskill and reach your personal goals for taking this Nanodegree as part of the program.
Can I participate again if I failed to graduate on time?
- Students who fail to graduate will not be able to participate again. Individuals are only eligible for one Nanodegree Program seat across the duration of this program. As such, make sure to sign up only if you are willing and able to commit to learning and graduating within the allotted timeframe of the program.
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.
- Please note: it can take up to half a day to complete this process, so be sure to leave enough time for yourself to do this before the program's end date. If you face any problems with uploading your documents, please reach out to us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.
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 would like them displayed on your certificate. The name displayed on your certificate name can not 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.