See below for Phase 2 FAQs for High Tech Transition Pathway Scholarship.
What is the duration of Phase 2?
- Phase 2 is designed to run from July, 7th until September 22nd. 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.
How many hours a week should I expect to spend on my coursework in order to finish on time?
- Between instructional content, quizzes, projects, and other course-related activities, we recommend allocating 10-15 hours a week for learning.
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 Leader and how can I know who my Session Leader is?
- Your Session Leader is there to help you successfully progress through your track from enrollment straight through to graduation. The Session Lead is the person who will be conducting your periodic connect sessions. He/She will answer your questions, help you overcome any technical challenges, point you to helpful resources and give you guidance to complete the program successfully. Once you are enrolled in your track, 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 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 your Session Lead 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: By attending your Connect sessions and spending around 10 hours per week on your independent study, you will successfully complete your track just in time.
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 the Session Lead is responsible to track 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. The periodic Connect sessions are very important and are considered one of the main pillars of the program. Missing sessions might cause you to fall behind and could put your enrollment in jeopardy.
How often do Udacity Connect sessions take place?
- Udacity Connect Sessions will take place on the same day and time periodically. Attending Connect Sessions is a mandatory part of participating in the program and failure to keep up with attendance will put you at risk of losing your Nanodegree. The exact schedule for your periodic sessions will be shared with you at the beginning of your track via email.
What is the duration of each session?
- Your session will be 2 hours long.
What should I be ready with for a Udacity Connect session?
- Prepare your own laptop, headphones, power cord, and whatever else you find helpful. Also, please make sure your internet connectivity is stable and strong to be able to attend the session with no problems.
If I need support with my projects or content, who can I reach out to?
- 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 to complete the program successfully. Your Session Lead is there to help you successfully navigate your Nanodegree straight through from enrollment to graduation.
What do you mean by the "Slack Student Community?"
- If you qualify for Phase 2 and are granted a Nanodegree Program, you will be given access to the student Slack Community specific to this program phase. 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 question. 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?
- After being enrolled in Phase 2, 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 reading the 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 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 projects, 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.
Can I participate again if 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 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.
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 government 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 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.