How do I apply?

Procedures for applying to Divergence Academy.

Table of Contents

  1. Application Procedure
  2. Course-Specific Requirements
  3. Deadlines, Transcripts, Credits


Potential applicants should contact Divergence Academy by visiting the institution and meeting with an Admissions Representative. The representative will give a tour of the campus, provide detailed information of the institution's programs and policies, discuss the applicant's qualifications, and assist them in determining the best way to meet their career objectives.

Enrollment Requirements and Enrollment Dates

Admission into any Divergence Academy course requires that the student have a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Diploma – GED) or a diploma from an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Divergence Academy does not admit ability-to-benefit students.

Required Equipment 

All Divergence Academy students are required to have access to a laptop to bring to each class session. For most courses, Windows laptops are preferred but not required as instructors will be using Windows laptops and may not be able to provide much support with certain technical issues to students using Mac laptops.

Admission Procedure

Our admissions process comprises of 5 steps and is designed to elicit core traits that we’ve seen help students’ success in and after the program:


Submit an application. Divergence Academy will review and…


Move forward with select applicants to an admissions interview. The interview usually lasts about two hours. During that time, the admission representative will discuss the various aspects of the training programs offered, tuition, financing, and the pre-admission work requirements. In addition, Divergence Academy will also seek to understand the applicant’s technical background to determine desire, ability and commitment and answer any questions that they may have before starting in the program. If qualified, applicants may complete the enrollment agreement, or they may return to enroll later. After the enrollment agreement is completed, the applicant then moves on to …


Pre-admission work (if applicable to the course of interest), and…


A date is set to interview with alumni or instructors (if applicable to the course of interest). During the interview, Divergence may ask the applicant some logic questions, discuss the pre-admission work completed, or ask to describe or demonstrate skills covered in pre-admission work assignments. 


Once the applicant completes all the requisite steps in the process, they will receive confirmation of admission from admissions representative.


Execution of Enrollment Agreement along with $1000 tuition deposit. Each prospective student must provide documentation of prior education documentation as outlined in the Admission Policy for the course of interest and, as applicable, documentation of the following experience:

Coursed Offered Admissions Requirements
Data Science Immersive
  • Exposure to programming
  • Understanding of Statistics and Probability determined based on admissions interview
Cybersecurity Core Technical
  • Proven motivation based on an admission interview
  • Demonstrated interest in technology fields
  • Understanding of general tools and practices used in the industry
Cybersecurity Professional Penetration Tester
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Networking and Security based on an admissions interview
  • Understanding of general tools and practices used in the industry
Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Networking and Security based on an admissions interview
  • Minimum of 5 years cumulative paid full-time work experience in 2 or more domains of the CISSP Core Body of Knowledge (CBK)
  • Understanding of general project management principles


Admissions Deadline

For all courses, the admissions deadline is 24 hours before the first meeting of the course. The only exception is in the case of re-enrollment. If an admitted student requests to enroll in a different session before the class starts, an approval may be granted pending availability.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation

All foreign transcripts and degrees must be evaluated and translated to meet U.S. equivalency.

Policy for Granting Credits

Divergence Academy does not have articulation agreements in place with any other institutions at the time and does not accept the transfer credit from other institutions.

The transferability of credits you earn at Divergence Academy is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the credits you earn at Divergence Academy is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits that you earn at Divergence Academy are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at Divergence Academy will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Divergence Academy to determine if your credits will transfer. Divergence Academy does not recognize acquired life experience and prior experiential learning as a consideration for enrollment or granting credit towards any of its certificate programs.