To see if the student has a baseline of technical knowledge.
The immersive curriculum assumes that the student has a baseline of technical knowledge, so unfortunately we cannot accept people with no coding knowledge. (If you have no coding knowledge, try taking our Foundations class!)
The interview and precourse help assure that Immersive is made up of students who are well equipped to make the most of the course and job search. The Immersive program will not teach you how to code - you need to already know how to code. The Immersive program teaches you how to be a software engineer.