Propel + UVA LaunchPad

Propel + LaunchPad

Eight weeks, six credits, real-world projects, one life-enriching summer—online.

UVA Launchpad is an intensive, eight-week University of Virginia program custom-built to prepare students for the world of work by combining liberal arts coursework, technical “bootcamp” style training, and career-focused projects.

This program was created to provide students an online opportunity over the summer to grow academically and prepare for careers, and it will return for Summer Session 2021!  This summer, students will choose one course and one bootcamp to take during the first four weeks of the program, selected from offerings that range from writing for television to digital marketing and data science. During the second four weeks, all Launchpad 2021 students will take "Introduction to Complex Problem Solving & Strategic Decision Making," a three-credit course that includes real-world projects for employers.

Application Process & Deadline

The program is now taking applications through June 16; apply here.

Tuition 

The total program cost is $3,700 for both in-state and out-of-state students. Course credits are awarded through UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences. Students from other schools and universities should inquire with their institutions about transfer credits. 

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more, and complete the form at the bottom of the page to request additional information. Please also send any questions to launchpad_inquiries@virginia.edu.

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Schedule an appointment through Handshake, or by calling the UVA Career Center at 434-924-8900 M-F from 8 am-5 pm.

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