About the Program

UVA Edge is a one-year undergraduate experience for working adults offered by one of the country's top public universities, designed to develop the digital and human skills you need to thrive.

In a tech-driven world, people will always do things technology cannot: think critically, communicate effectively, lead with values and empathy, and adapt to new situations.

These human skills can be the hardest to develop and the most important for your career. UVA Edge was designed to help adult students build these skills while earning credits that could count toward a degree.  


Participants earn 20 undergraduate credits from the University of Virginia while taking six courses over 12 months:

  • Digital Essentials
  • High Impact Behaviors in the Workplace
  • Knowledge in the Digital Age
  • Reflective and Persuasive Writing
  • Data Literacy
  • Capstone Experience

All courses are online and designed for adults with responsibilities and competing priorities, using a mix of live, evening sessions with faculty as well as coursework that can be accessed any time.

Applications are now open for the Spring 2022 semester. To request more information about the program, fill out the form below. Please reach out to edge@virginia.edu with any questions.


A typical UVA Edge student is building upon a high school diploma or its equivalent and has either no college experience or less than three semesters (meaning they have earned less than 45 credits before beginning the program). However, students with more college experience can also take advantage of UVA Edge as a way to update their skills.


We are committed to making UVA Edge affordable. The full value of the program is $10,844, including materials, but accepted students who begin classes for the Summer 2021 semester can expect to pay $300 total out-of-pocket cost, after the application of available employer benefits.


Whether it has been months or years since you sat in a classroom, we are committed to your success. You invest the time and we will be with you each step of the way. Students who successfully complete the program earn an Award of Completion and have 20 transferable credits that can be applied to an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree (students should inquire with the receiving institution about transfer credit).

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