Frequently Asked Questions​

Get to know how you apply for the program

1. How do I apply to the Outscal Program?

We are happy that you showed interest in applying for Outscal's Full-stack Game Development program.

Follow these steps to apply for Outscal's 6-month program:

Step 1: Visit our website www.outscal.com 

Step 2: Navigate to the 'Apply now' section by clicking on the link: https://www.outscal.com/apply-now 

Step 3: Fill out the application form and submit it (Make sure that the credentials you provide are correct) 

Step 4: Check your emails frequently to continue with the application process.

2. What is the application process to join the Outscal program?

Start by applying at our official website 👉 https://www.outscal.com/

Our career coach will reach out to you soon to continue with the application process. There will be a selection process conducted during your Trial week, where we will determine whether you have earned a seat in our program.

There will be 2 rounds during the selection process:

  1. First-round is conducted over a voice call 📞

  2. Second-round happens during the 7 Day Trial where your overall performance gets assessed 👌

We start new batches every month. If you do not clear our selection process, you can apply again for the next batch.🔂

 

 

3. What do I need to do to join & succeed at Outscal?

Outscal's students need to meet all of the following characteristics to succeed in our program:

Soft skills you need to have 

To succeed in our program:

  1. You should have an end goal in mind before you begin the program.

  2. Enjoy learning new things and take failures as opportunities to fill in all your gaps.

  3. Communicate and clear your doubts without any hesitation.

  4. Show up on time for scheduled classes (be professional).

  5. The course is taught in English. So, make sure your command of the language is good, for easy communication and understanding.

Technical skills that will be Taught

You must be ready to understand and learn:

  1. The Fundamentals of programming in C++ & C#.

  2. The Data Structures & Algorithm.

  3. The Design Pattern.

  4. The Fundamentals of game development.

  5. Working on the Unity game engine.

Workspace Readiness

You must also be prepared with:

  1. Distraction-free workspace.

  2. Stable power supply and internet connection.

  3. Reliable computer system with a microphone and webcam.

  4. No other professional/academic commitment during the working hours.

  5. A commitment to complete our program with complete dedication.

  6. Make sure that you practice what you learn in the course daily.

Last but not the least, you will need to complete our entire application process where we'll further assess you on all of the criteria described above.

4. What level of communication do I need, to join the program?

Since we get applicants from diverse regions and the language in most working environments in the technological domain is English, the course is taught in English. Working proficiency in English is a criterion for qualifying for this program. You should be fluent in writing and speaking English.​

5. What is the age limit required to join the program?

The age limit for the program is 18 and above if you're joining the program intending to land a job within the next 6 months. In case you're below 18 and still want to join our flagship program write to us at admissions@outscal.com.

6. Can I have a full-time job while going through Outscal?

Yes! A lot of our fellows join Outscal's program while they are working full-time.

Since our program is designed for students and working professionals combined, our live classes happen in the evening which enables working professionals to join classes after their working hours.

You definitely can have a full-time job while going through Outscal's full-stack game development program.

7. What are the basic computer specifications required for joining the program?

You will need a reliable internet connection with a minimum of 4 Mbps speed and a computer with the following specifications:

  • 1.6 GHz Processor

  • 4 GB RAM

  • 120 GB Hard Drive

  • Webcam with a good image

  • Microphone with good audio quality

You should also have access to a quiet space where you can work, make audio/video calls, and participate in interviews.

The course is taught in English since we get graduates from diverse places, and that is the language in which most work happens in the technology domain. Working proficiency in English is a criterion for qualifying for the program.

8. Should I join the program if I am temporarily not working but plan to go back to a job soon?

Yes! You can join and invest more time if you don't have a work commitment while you join the game development program. Since the classes happen in the evening you can seamlessly continue learning even while working full-time. If you're temporarily not working and able to invest more time at Outscal, it will significantly improve your chances of getting a job placement through Outscal.

9. What should I do if my city experiences an unstable internet connection?

A stable power supply and a high-speed and stable internet connection are two of our major requirements to join and complete our program. If your area is prone to power outages or unstable internet service, there are still things you can do to make sure that you don’t face any power or internet issues:

For power outages:

  • Acquire a small generator (or an extra battery for your laptop) to ensure your computer's power supply is always on.

  • Get at least one alternative source of internet connection that is not dependent on your electrical grid.

For unstable internet connection:

Get at least an alternative source of internet connection that is unlikely to fail at the same time as your primary internet connection.

  • If you're using WiFi or a home connection as your primary internet connection, then a portable WiFi device or a cell phone and mobile plan for hot-spotting are good options.

  • If your primary internet connection is a mobile hotspot, then you'll need to make sure that your "Plan B" internet source is not on the same network as your primary connection.

Please make sure that you test the solution you come up with, before continuing with your application.

10. Do I need to have a computer to apply for the program?

You would need a computer to attend the Trial Classes which start weeks before the program kickoff. Our program involves aggressive hands-on coding which can't be done without a reliable internet connection with a minimum of 4 Mbps speed and a computer with the following specifications:

  • 1.6 GHz Processor

  • 4 GB RAM

  • 120 GB Hard Drive

  • Webcam with a good image

  • Microphone with good audio quality

You should also have access to a quiet space where you can work, make audio/video calls, and participate in interviews.

 

11. Can I reapply if I get rejected in this round?

Definitely! We start new batches every month. If you didn't make it in the previous attempt then you can apply again for the next batch at www.outscal.com/applynow. 📆

Email us at admissions@outscal.com and we will send you some material that will help you train for our trial.

12. What is Outscal's Pre-Course Work?

The Pre-Course is a compilation of online resources meant to give you a brief about the technical skills needed to be accepted into Outscal. It provides a great introduction to C++ and gets you ready to take on Outscal's Full-Stack Game Development program.

You will get an overview of tech and non-tech skills. The tech part involves coding language like C++ and the Non-tech part involves building your LinkedIn profile / Resume that can land you a job.

This Pre-course is a stepping stone for you to gain the skills required to clear our selection process.

 

13. Am I required to complete the Pre-Course?

No, It is only meant to help you succeed at the 7- day trial and subsequently Outscal's trials.

The Pre-Course Work is a compilation of online resources meant to give you a brief about the technical skills needed to get accepted into Outscal.

If you are new to coding or game development, or if you can't pass our 7- day trial, you should complete our pre-course work first. It can be completed at your own pace and it gives you a great introduction to coding fundamentals and game development while getting you ready to complete Outscal's 7-day trial to secure your seat.

14. What is the difference between the Pre-Course & the Full-time program?

Full-stack Game Development Program: In order to join our 6-month program, you need to pass the 7-day trial. For those students who already have some experience with coding or game development and are ready to commit to learning to code full-time, the 6-month program is the right option. 👨‍💻

Pre-Course: The Pre-Course is a compilation of free online resources meant to give you a brief about the technical skills needed to get accepted into Outscal. If you are new to coding or game development, you should complete our pre-course first. It can be done at your own pace and it gives you a great introductory idea in the game development world while getting you ready to complete the Outscal's 7-day trial to secure your seat.

15. Is the Pre-Course free?

In short - Yes!

In long - also Yes! You do not have to pay anything upfront to start our pre-course.

We believe in providing value to our students. Each student has got potential and we want to provide everyone with equal opportunity so that they don't have to worry about finance to succeed in their career.

This Pre-course is a stepping stone for you to gain the skills required to clear our selection process.

16. What is an Outscal trial?

Why do humans date someone before marrying them? For obvious reasons - People want to be sure before putting in years of commitment. We believe the same in the case of your career as well. You should be sure about what you're doing with your career as well. This is a life-changing program that can pave a new direction for your journey. The 7 -Day Trial is like a dating period where you get an opportunity to check out what will happen during the next 6 months. And this 6-month program will give you a glimpse of what your life will be like as a game developer.

17. Do I need to have a webcam to join these trials?

We are forgetting how important a role our facial expression plays in reflecting our emotions.

It is not compulsory, but we encourage each of our students to turn ON the camera, but it is their free will if they want to do so. Also, keeping the webcams on forces students to be present during the entire session and helps build up trust in the team. 📸

And we also believe that it would help us build a stronger connection with you personally if we can see your pretty face and interact with you too. 😄

18. How will my academic score impact my admissions? Does Outscal have a minimum threshold that I need to reach to be accepted?

There is no direct impact of your academic scores on Outscal's admission process. Outscal even admits students with non-tech backgrounds or college drop-outs.

We don't have any minimum threshold when it comes to your academic scores. All we look for is candidates' dedication and passion for building games.

19. If I meet the eligibility requirements, am I guaranteed a place on the course?

No, seats are only guaranteed after Outscal's 7-day trial. Throughout the trial, we will get an opportunity to see and keep a record of how you code, collaborate, and communicate as an individual and with the team. Based on your performance in the trial, we will determine if you will continue with us.

You will also get an opportunity to find out what a typical day at Outscal looks like during these trials.

Also, in the case of ISA, there are other legal requirements as well, which need to be taken care of before securing a seat in our program.

If you still have any questions, please contact us at: admissions@outscal.com