Start Your Generation Journey! Our Enrollment & Admissions Process
Our Rolling Admissions Process allows us to...
Cheer you on!
When you apply to Generation, you join a community of fellow learners, educators and advisors who are there to cheer you on from the application process through graduation and beyond.
Get to know you!
Our team wants to know you – your goals, ambitions and interests – and help you find the right path forward. You'll get the opportunity to tell us all about who you are and what you're passionate about.
Empower & Support
We prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. Our application is built to be user friendly and stress free so we can help support you on your next venture!
Our Work as a Non Profit Organization
Generation USA is a proud 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Because our work centers people – not profit – our workflows change frequently to meet the shifting needs of the communities we serve. Our small-but-mighty team fields innumerable questions, worries and inquiries every day to place over hundreds of learners in cohorts each week.
It’s our honor to do this work. All we ask is that you be patient with us as we build systems from the ground up, and work to scale our programming to reach the potential of the communities we serve. For more information about how to engage with our team, please visit our Code of Conduct below.
We thank you for treating our team with respect and grace. And thank you for taking a chance with Generation. We can’t wait to embark on this journey with you!
Generation USA graduates remain in the same job one year after placement
Generation USA graduates are employed within 90 days of graduation
Dedicated staff members work with students to ensure they reach graduation
Applicants are accepted into Generation USA!
Applying to a Generation USA Program
What Our Learners have to say...
It’s a really great and remarkable experience throughout the application process. Each and every candidate will get an opportunity to share about the challenges they have faced during their work tenure or during a part of their life. Generation is a chance to break through to lead life with success.
Junior Web Developer
I am extremely grateful for this opportunity. The application process has been very clear and organized from beginning to end. I can sense that the culture at Generation USA is one that is built on inclusivity, growth and encouragement.
Junior Cloud Practitioner
I enjoyed doing the video interviews. It gave me the opportunity to focus on the important things I wanted to address. The process was also fast, and there was not a lot of waiting and wondering if I was in or not. This was the most professional process I have done!
Digital Marketing Analyst
Prospective Learner Code of Conduct
Be Professional, Compassionate and Adaptive
As part of your participation in a Generation USA program (including requesting more information, inquiries and application process), you promise to:
Act professionally and respectfully toward everyone you may encounter while part of the process; behaviors or language deemed as unprofessional and in violation of stated harassment policies can result in immediate rejection from further consideration for a Generation USA program.
Dress appropriately for the video interview- as a general guideline, wear clothing that you would wear to in-person events.
Ask for help when needed.
Work hard to display and maintain a positive attitude, even when the work becomes challenging.
Challenge yourself to think about how your actions fit into your individual long-term goals.
Be flexible and willing to try new things.
Provide and be open to receiving positive and constructive feedback.
Be open to opportunities to give back to Generation by mentoring other Generation participants after I graduate, volunteering at Generation events, or helping in some other way.
Safe and Professional Behavior
Any learner exhibiting behavior or language that is deemed by Generation USA staff as unprofessional or unsafe may be subject to immediate rejection from consideration for a program, and if so, will not be allowed to re-apply to any future Generation programs. Behaviors and language that are unacceptable and may be reason for rejection include but are not limited to:
Verbally threatening any other person in any way (via Zoom, Text, or Email). Repeated argumentative behavior towards staff.
Disrespecting any staff member.
Repeatedly arriving late or missing required scheduled sessions.
Repeatedly failing to complete assigned work.
Disorderly conduct. This is generally defined as any action by the prospective learner that impairs, interferes, disrupts and distracts from the applicant or learning process.
Prohibited unlawful harassment based upon sex (gender or pregnancy), or other protected characteristics (age, race, national origin, etc.) includes – but is not limited to – the following behavior:
Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory jokes or comments, slurs or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments;
Visual conduct such as derogatory and/or sexually oriented posters, photography, cartoons, drawings or gestures;
Physical conduct such as assault, unwanted touching, blocking normal movement or interfering with work because of sex, race or any other protected basis;
Threats and demands to submit to sexual requests as a condition of continued employment, or to avoid some other loss, and offers of employment benefits in return for sexual favors; and
Retaliation for having reported or threatened to report harassment.
Our Enrollment & Admissions Team
Natalie DieudonneManager, Enrollment States: A-D (including Washington, DC)
Kwanza YatesEnrollment Coach States: Jacksonville, FL Only
Omosede EholorManager, Regional Admissions States: L-M
Donna ToneyManager, Regional Admissions States: U-W
Frequently Asked Questions
When is my application due?
Applications to a cohort will close on the Wednesday, 2 weeks before the start of the program. Application closing dates are available on each of our program pages.
What obstacles might you face?
As we work to rapidly scale our program offerings to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve, there may be instances where cohorts fill rapidly, cohort dates shift and/or you may be added to the Generation USA waitlist to attend our programs.
We have applicant resources in place like our Admissions & Enrollment Team where you can ask questions and receive the support you need to be successful and navigate the application, admission and enrollment process.
You may also encounter challenges throughout your Generation journey, as a learner and Generation alum. Please refer to our Student Hub for resources to learn more about Generation, career planning as well as regional and government support networks like SNAP, local housing authorities and how to access affordable childcare.
What happens if the cohort I want is full?
You will be notified via email if your desired cohort is full. You may choose another one or wait until new dates and programs are added.
What happens if the cohort date changes?
You will be notified via email if there are any date changes to a cohort you are accepted into. You may also be given the opportunity to join another cohort, or you can proactively select another one from the list of available offerings via the cohort selection webform.
You may also be given the opportunity to join another cohort, or you can proactively select another one from the list of available offerings via the cohort selection webform.
Can I opt in to the waitlist?
Yes! If you do not see any programs or dates that work for you, you may choose to join our waitlist. When we add new offerings, you will be notified via email.
Who can I contact for help?
You may contact our admissions team with general questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does our Admissions and Enrollment team do?
Our Admissions and Enrollment team is here to support you through the application process and help you prepare for success in one of our programs. They use the information you give in your application to help determine the best program and schedule for you and provide personalized advice.
Do I need to be authorized to work in and be a resident of the U.S. to apply for a Generation USA program?
Yes. You will need to show proof of residency and authorization to work in the U.S. in the form of an official (U.S. local, state, or federal) issued government ID. At this time, we are unable to accept applicants who will require future visa sponsorship from an employer in the U.S.