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Nanodegree Plus Terms and Conditions

Last updated December 22, 2016

Nanodegree Plus Terms Provisions - Program Closed to new Enrollments as of December 5, 2017

Prior to December 5, 2017, Udacity guaranteed participants in the Nanodegree Plus program a job offer as a full time employee or a fixed term contractor within six (6) months from receiving your Nanodegree Plus credential (the Job Search Period) or their money back on tuition paid. If you entered the Nanodegree Plus program while still active, these terms will continue to apply to you through the termination of the program on June 30, 2018. The FAQ and further description related to the Nanodegree Plus program are found here. No new enrollments will be accepted to the Nanodegree Plus program after December 5, 2017 and the Nanodegree Plus program has been discontinued.

In order to succeed in the Nanodegree Plus program, we required that you fully commit to your job search and take our recommendations seriously. We believe that every graduate has the ability to achieve their career goals and we will be there to support you along the way. We also know that those who succeed put significant effort into their own growth. The following requirements reflect the actions taken by Udacity’s successful job seekers and are meant to make clear the path to land your dream job. To remain eligible for the job guarantee:

  • You, as a Nanodegree program Graduate, are an active participant in your own success.

    • Graduate is active in their job search and demonstrates this activity by submitting a minimum of 5 applications per week.
    • Graduate tracks all applications submitted and clearly organizes status of each such that next steps are clear.
    • Graduate is able to furnish details and communications relating to their job search upon reimbursement request. Including: the employer, position, date of submission, and all application materials for each position applied to within the six (6 month program period).
    • The application materials must show clear good-faith effort and be tailored to the role and company.
  • You demonstrate commitment to the program by responding to outreach in the following ways:

    • Graduate attends required Career On-boarding appointment scheduled by the Udacity Careers team following graduation.
    • Graduate schedules a 1:1 appointment with the Udacity Careers team ( if after two (2) months they’re not having success in finding work.
    • Graduate attends all scheduled meetings. If cancellation is necessary, 24 hours notice must be provided.
    • Graduate is responsive to outreach from the Udacity Careers Team within 72 hours (including weekly check-in surveys, follow-up emails and scheduling requests).
  • You work to set yourself apart from other applicants.

    • Graduate continues to build their portfolio of work by regularly working on personal development projects.

    • Android, iOS, Full Stack: Graduates are required to complete a minimum average of six (6) GitHub commits per week resulting in at least 1 published application or website.

    • Data Analyst, Machine Learning: Graduates are required to complete a minimum average of one (1) project or competition every two (2) months resulting in a publicly published report/result (may include Kaggle or GitHub competitions or analyzing data sets independently).

    • Graduate establishes meaningful connections with an average of three (3) relevant industry professionals each week via email, LinkedIn or Twitter resulting in conversation about an open role. This may be achieved by attending local networking events in your area of residence (ex. meetup groups, recruiting events, career fairs, hackathons, etc.), making new connections on LinkedIn with a personalized message, and when applicable leveraging existing connections to reinforce submitted applications.

  • You understand that your next job is one step closer to your dream job.

    • Applied positions meet the skill level obtained through the Nanodegree program.
    • Graduate has not rejected any offers that match their ability and expectations as defined by their Udacity Professional Profile upon graduation.

Eligibility Requirements for Graduates

  • Must graduate by June 30, 2018.
  • Must have been enrolled in a Nanodegree Plus program as of December 5, 2017, remain enrolled, and be in compliance with Udacity’s Terms of Use throughout the Nanodegree program to which you are enrolled. If you are removed from the Nanodegree program for any reason, including without limitation violation of our Honor Code or other policies, you will no longer be eligible for Nanodegree Plus program. No new enrollments will be accepted to the Nanodegree Plus program after December 5, 2017 and the Nanodegree Plus program has been discontinued.
  • Must be eligible to legally work in the United States for at least one (1) year following graduation from the program and applying for work at companies located within the United States.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old.
  • Must have completed all Career Development Projects in your Nanodegree Program by graduation.
  • Must have completed Udacity Professional Profile and enabled Recruiter Access by graduation.


  • Udacity does not guarantee placement with partner companies or any company but offers you tuition refunds if employment not achieved on the terms set forth here.
  • Udacity is not liable if Graduate fails to pass any background check or reference check associated with the job offer.
  • Udacity is not liable if Graduate loses job for any reason.
  • Graduate is subject to auditing at any point in the Job Placement Period for Udacity to check that terms have been adhered to.
  • Should Graduate fail to receive a job offer within these parameters, Udacity will reimburse the full tuition amount minus any refunds, credits, rebates and payments which may have been received from Udacity.
  • The reimbursement will be paid in US Dollars. Graduate must explicitly request this reimbursement (via email to within one (1) calendar month following the Job Placement Period and given the termination of the program, no later than January 31, 2019. Failure to provide timely notice will void the guarantee.
  • Udacity may involve third parties in its job placement efforts at no extra cost to Graduate.
  • This offer applies without regard to race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap or medical condition.
  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.
  • These terms and conditions contain the full and complete understanding regarding their subject matter, superseding all prior agreements and understandings, written or oral, about such subject matter.


Nothing herein is intended to establish or create a fiduciary relationship, partnership, employment or joint venture between you and Udacity.

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