Below are frequently asked questions for Phase 2 of the 2021-2022 Bertelsmann Scholarship Program.
What is the duration of the Nanodegree Program?
- You are enrolled in the Nanodegree program for 6 months, from March 1st - August 31st 2022. However, it is important to note 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.
How many hours a week should I expect to spend on my program in order to finish on time?
- Scholarship recipients should be prepared to invest about 5–10 hours per week for the 6 months of the program.
What does the program entail?
- The Nanodegree program contains content & curriculum to support your technical projects. Look at each project as an opportunity to demonstrate your skills to potential employers.
If I need support with my projects or content, who can I reach out to?
- If you have project or content specific questions, you can get technical assistance from our expert mentors in Knowledge. You can access Knowledge by clicking “Mentor Help” under the Help section in your classroom!
- Please review our Knowledge Help articles to find answers to any questions or concerns you may have.
How do I join the Slack Student Community?
- Once you are enrolled, you will receive an invitation email to your Slack Channel. You can also watch this tutorial video to learn how to use Slack. We recommend to also read Slack guidelines from here.
- This exclusive global student community is the place where you can ask questions and get support from your peers, and access resources to help you complete the Nanodegree program.
How do project reviews work in the Nanodegree Program?
- Every time you submit a project, you will receive personalized feedback on your submission from one of our expert reviewers. They will not only tell you what you got right but also provide guidance and suggestions on how to proceed with your project in case of any changes. Once your review is ready, you will get an email notification.
- 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 the part that requires to be edited so you can pass on your next submission. You can resubmit your project after editing it through your classroom.
- Ungradeable: This means 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 from your classroom after addressing these issues.
What is plagiarism?
- Plagiarism is any act claiming or implying another person’s work is your own projects. We advise you to avoid ''Plagiarism Cheating'' and do not copy the code, or part of the code, or use any cut and paste mechanisms verbatim. You can learn more about Plagiarism by clicking on this link.
How do I graduate?
- You will graduate once all your projects have been submitted and passed. You must complete all the core projects in your program to graduate.
Can I participate again if failed to graduate on time?
- Individuals are only eligible for one Nanodegree Program across the duration of this program's cohort. We encourage students to sign up only if they are willing and able to commit to learning and graduating within the allotted timeframe of the program.
If I’m not able to start the Nanodegree right now, can I receive an extension?
- All our scholarship programs run on a predetermined schedule with specific end dates. The program deadline is firm, so please aim to finish everything by August 31st 2022.
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 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.
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.
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!