How the Program Works

Applications for admission to Virginia Engineering Online are made to the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. A student can combine courses from UVA and supporting institutions to create a unique, individually appropriate, program of study. The application process is on-going; new students are accepted each spring, summer, and fall term. While there is no limit to the number of courses that can be taken as non-degree seeking student, if courses are not pre-approved by a degree advisor they may not be approved to count towards the intended degree.


Prospective students register for classes or apply to the graduate program of their choice online, just as our on-grounds students do.

Students may sign up for the entire degree program, or take individual classes.

Students may take up to half of their classes through one of our partner institutions:

  • George Mason University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Tech

Doing so offers even greater flexibility, and can shorten the time it takes to achieve the degree.

The majority of the Virginia Engineering Online (VEO) courses are offered by way of recorded lecture sessions (asynchronous delivery), unless real-time live-stream attendance and/or participation is specified by the instructor. Online students have the same degree requirements and achieve the same ME degree as those who learn in person at our school. Students connect to class through the internet. Materials, resources, and homework assignments are exchanged over UVA email or UVA Collab.

For additional information, contact the SEAS Office of Educational Innovation: engineeringonline@virginia.edu