The selection at 42 starts with online games, to be played in a quiet place on a computer with a good internet connection. You should allow about 5 minutes for the first test and 2 hours for the second. For those who are not equipped, the online games can also be taken during an Open House day on campus.Register today in Paris
Check-in / introduction meeting
After validation of the online games, the next step is the introduction meeting, an information meeting to present 42 and its premises. If no dates are available at the moment, don't panic: during the recruitment period, there is one introduction meeting per month on average. As soon as a new date is available, all applicants receive an email about the new introduction. Otherwise, keep an eye out on our social media where new dates are also published.
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The Piscine at 42
Once the introduction meeting is validated, you can join the Piscine of 42. This is a one-month positioning test in real conditions on our campus. Places are limited. In case of high demand, a waiting list system allows you to register if a place becomes available. Check-ins are not associated with a specific Piscine. The earlier the check-in is validated, the earlier it is possible to take a slot in a Piscine.Discover the Piscine at 42
Dates for the next Piscines
- February 2023 Piscine: from February 6th to March 3rd
Start date: Spring
Other sessions in 2023
- The dates of the next Piscines will be announced on our social networks, our blog and our websites.
- Learn more about the Winter 2023 recruitment session (blogpost in French).
Two weeks after the final day of the Piscine, you receive your selection result. If you are selected, you can start 42 within a few weeks. Important: you are not able to postpone the start of the curriculum to another year. For winter Piscines, the curriculum year starts in the spring; for summer Piscines, in the fall. Are you interested in transferring to another 42 campus? Beware: you can only switch after finalizing the first part of the curriculum. Meaning that the 42 campus where you followed the Piscine, is where you do the common-core of the curriculum.See the FAQ
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You will be able to take up to 2 Piscines in your lifetime, on all campuses of 42 and 42’s partners. A minimum of 300 days between these two Piscines must be respected.
The Oregon Trail, learning with fun for the first time
In 1971, Don Rawitsch, then a middle school teacher in Minnesota, sought to make a history lesson on the conquest of the West “fun”. In just two weeks, he created one of the first video games in History with the help of Bill Heinemann and Paul Dillenberger. It was called The Oregon Trail. The game requires players to set up their own expedition in the Wild West, managing supplies and dealing with random events. The first versions met with growing success and were modernized with the advent of computers in classrooms. But The Oregon Trail really rose to prominence in 1985, with the release of the Apple II version. Installed by default in many classrooms in America, it became a reference in popular culture. A meme was even created after one of the game overs: “You have died of dysentria”. Since then, The Oregon Trail has been enhanced, adapted or remastered on many media, most recently in 2021 on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.