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What if I fail the first module (the Portal)?
What if I fail the first module (the Portal)?
Read this article to learn about the repetition policy in the Portal, and why it's stricter than in other modules of the Program.
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Written by Tina Green
Updated over a week ago

Changes to Microverse's Program Requirements

As the tech job market has become increasingly challenging, we have made the decision to adjust our Program Requirements to make them more strict, starting with repetitions within the Portal (Module 1).

ℹ️ Starting April 2023, students have only 1 chance to repeat the Portal

  • Failing the Portal twice means the student cannot return to Microverse.

  • For Module 2 and onward, 3 repetitions are permitted per calendar year.

This change will allow us to share clear feedback with students for whom the program may not be a good fit and give us the bandwidth to continue supporting students whose goals and learning styles align with Microverse.

This way, we will build a stronger community of students with more polished skills and better chances of landing a job in a challenging market.

Here's What You Need to Know

If you do not have a start date for the Program yet, you should ensure that you are ready to join before getting there and have what it takes to be successful in the Program.

What You Can Do

Take some time to assess the implications of the new Policy and any actions you can take to ensure you get the most out of the program.

Consider what areas you need to strengthen, and develop a plan to address them. That could involve taking more time on specific topics, switching up your approach to the course material, or getting additional support from a mentor or tutor. These investments you'll make in yourself can further your success in the job market.

Lastly, remember to ask for help when you need it. The Student Success team that supports you during the Program is ready and willing to answer any questions you may have and provide additional guidance with the new requirements.


Thanks for taking the time to read this article. We hope the new requirements motivate you and give you a better understanding of our expectations for students who enroll in our Program.

We are confident that with dedication and commitment, you can all become excellent software developers and land a job in the tech industry. Good luck!

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