FWD Program - Expert Level FAQs I feel lost after accessing my classroom, is there any guide to help me? Please watch this tutorial video that will help to get familiar with your classroom. What is the timeline of my level? Each Nanodegree has its own timeline. You can refer to your classroom to understand the timeline. What do you mean by the "Slack Community”? As soon as you enroll, an email will be sent to you to access the Slack Community specific to this program. This enables you to connect directly with your classmates in real-time; all Udacity learners regularly use slack to support each other's work, answer each other's questions, and share relevant ideas and resources. If I got enrolled and need support with the content and the projects, who can I reach out to? You will have access to the Knowledge platform, where you will be able to get in touch with our expert Udacity mentors for technical assistance with the content and the projects. You can learn how to access and use Knowledge by reading this article or watching the below walkthrough. You will also have access to the Slack workspace, where you can get in touch with your peers in the same track and assist each other. How do Project Reviews work? Every time you submit a project, you will receive in-depth, personalized feedback on your project submission from one of our expert project reviewers. They will not only tell you what you got right and wrong, but they will also provide 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 to notify you and you will be able to view it. There are three results for the review: Meets Specifications: This means you pass 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, the files submitted can not be opened because they are in an unsupported format. You can resubmit your project again after addressing the issues previously mentioned in your classroom. How many hours a week should I expect to spend learning, in order to succeed in this program? Learners should spend around 10 to 15 hours/week progressing in their level, to be able to successfully complete your level just in time. How do I maintain my seat in the program? Students should achieve enough progress so they don't lose their seats. The exact required progress and its due date will be communicated to you during the first two-three weeks of the program, so please make sure to always submit and pass your projects on time. Can I postpone my project due dates? Unfortunately, the project deadlines can not be extended or postponed as per the rules of the scholarship. Students must commit to submitting the projects on time in order not to lose their seats in the scholarship. Can I re-apply if I was not able to complete my level? Unfortunately, if you got revoked due to lack of progress or were unable to complete your level by the specified deadline, you will not be eligible to apply again in the program. How do I know I am eligible for a certificate? Upon submitting and passing all your projects within the timeline of your level, you will be eligible to receive a certificate. Are there any required documents to receive my certificate? Once you finish all that is required, you will need to Upload a copy of your governmental 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. If you faced any problems with uploading your documents, please reach out to us via our email and we will help you. How can I issue my certificate? Once you have completed all of the required projects for your level, 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". Here, you will begin the graduation process and will be given instructions on how to complete the graduation process. You can also watch this video to know more about the graduation process. How will my name be displayed on the certificate? Certificates will be issued based on the names provided in your classroom, you can still edit your name if you wish from your classroom settings. Please make sure that your first name and last name in your classroom settings are similar to what you want to see on the certificate because your displayed certificate name won't be changeable after graduation. Can I get a hard copy of my certificate? Udacity only provides graduates with a soft copy of the certificate that can be found in your classroom under the "Graduated" section. However, you can download and print your certificate if you want. 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 level as proof of completion. What are the benefits of completing the track? During this program, top-performing participants will have the following opportunities: Recommendations for Job opportunities at top technology companies in the field of their study Career coaching and counseling opportunities or events Access to the Freelancing partner program or the Placement partner programs to be able to achieve their career aspirations.