Hi Paulina and @hope_miller
You both asked similar questions so I will double up and answer them here…
So far ( I am about 50% done) I am extremely happy with CF and have very minimal complaints (more like feedback as I was one of the early access students to the new program) about the program.
You get both a Mentor and Tutor when you join the UX school and both are extremely beneficial in their own ways. I rest assure you that the team at CF will make every effort to place you with a Mentor and Tutor that match you well. I have yet to hear someone with problems with their Mentor and Tutor outside of time differences and they were swapped 1 day into the course.
The program is very in depth on topics, has a lot of material and a SUPER supportive community on Slack that is priceless for nearly anything in our journey. Portfolio reviews, interactive 1 on 1s with career specialist and just great networking come from it.
I will say the program does require a lot of initiative on your part. You need to do a lot of reading and studying as there’s a lot of supportive links and outside material they provide as well. You are your future and what you put in is what you get out, no one is holding your hand or harassing you weekly to get stuff done. Your mentor may not approve an exercise if they feel you didn’t meet the requirements and it could be multiple iterations of Wireframes you did that you need to redo. Its all about having that drive.
I don’t know much about the DL program and cant make any comparisons, but if your looking to career change, CF has it all and the support to make it happen and that’s why I chose them. I have 0 regrets about that decision.
If you have additional questions or need help with something, let me know as I would be more than happy to support you. Also @laura is a phenomenal person and resource at CF that can get you started