VIRGINIA CONSORTIUM FOR ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITIES (VCES)
VCES is a consortium established by the Commonwealth of Virginia consisting of Old Dominion University, the College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
VCES is located in Hampton, Virginia, only a few miles from NASA Langley Research Center.
The agreement between these institutions allows students to take courses from any of the participating institutions. Students declare themselves as VCES applicants and go through the standard procedure of being accepted by a chosen university graduate school. A course of study is determined with the student's major professor and with the assistance of the VCES director and resident faculty.
The applicants may also obtain support for the research at NASA, the member universities, the Space Grant Consortium or other sources. Students will get full resident credit by attending classes locally, the same as on any member university campus. Students can take up to 50% of their courses from VCES universities other than the one which grants their degree.
For more information, call (757) 865-4830.