What if I’m out of town on UX Academy launch day?
It's totally fine if you're not available on the start date!
You work through the online curriculum (lessons & projects) at your convenience throughout the duration of the program. The only “scheduled” portion of the program are your mentor sessions, which you'll arrange with your mentor for times that work best for both of you.
We generally say that if you can start working on the material anytime within a week after the start date then you should be able to stay on track to finish by the end.