The NYC Data Science Academy is about as rigorous an education as it’s possible to pack into 3 months. I was a total beginner in coding, computer science, math, and statistics, so I found the experience very challenging, but very rewarding. Data science is not something to get into idly, but if you’re committed, you should be able to make it through. It helps to know someone outside the camp who can assist with the coursework, even though their group of instructors and TAs is top-notch. You’re going to encounter a pretty brilliant group of people.