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Homeschool & International


Homeschool & International


University of Valley Forge (UVF) welcomes applications from homeschooled students with the belief that they serve to enrich and diversify the UVF community. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, UVF offers a close-knit environment in which you can excel. You should meet the same admissions criteria as other incoming students, including taking an applicable college entrance exam such as the ACT or SAT. If you graduated with a General Education Development (GED) diploma, you must submit the official test results along with transcripts of any high school work completed when applying.


Our experience suggests that homeschooled students who do the best at UVF have completed a high school curriculum that includes a minimum of the following:

  • English – 4 years
  • Social Science – 3 years
  • Math – 2 years
  • Science – 2 years


You can further enhance your academic preparation by taking additional courses in these areas, as well as courses in humanities, foreign language, and other practical-application courses.

Meet One of our Homeschool Students

UVF offers a dual enrollment program for high school juniors and seniors. This program allows juniors and seniors in high school to take General Education courses for college credit through a dual enrollment or co-enrollment. Each high school must determine whether high school credit will be granted for classes completed for college credit at the University of Valley Forge. A part-time Admissions Application is required. All courses are accredited and available online.

The average cost of attending a 4-year private college is $46,950/YR*.


The average cost of attending the University of Valley Forge is $33,116/YR***.


With the dual enrollment program, you get a full year of college credits with a savings of over $44,000!

International Students

(If you are not a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.)


Complete all of the standard application requirements including official transcripts from high school and college or university, and college entrance exams (The ACT registration code for UVF is 3643. The SAT code is 2579.)


UVF does not receive any income-tax revenue or public funds. Tuition covers roughly 80% of the cost of education, with the rest of the cost underwritten by gifts and other supporting income sources. UVF is authorized to train you in the non-immigrant alien classification (F-1). You must consult the nearest American consulate regarding study in the United States.

A mastery of the English language is crucial for academic success at UVF. If English is not your native language, TOEFL scores must be submitted. A score of at least 61 (Internet-based exam), 173 (computer exam) or 500 (paper exam) is required for admission. Affidavits of financial support along with statements from financial institutions must also be submitted before acceptance. The TOEFL exam can be taken online. Information regarding times and locations for these exams can be found at

If you have lived in the United States and have demonstrated a sufficient mastery of English, you may be exempt from taking the TOEFL. All entering students are required to take the UVF entrance exam, which includes a spontaneous writing sample. If your first language is not English, and you score low on this exam, you may be required to enroll in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program.


International students are prohibited from working off campus and must maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester, in accordance with immigration regulations.

We recommend that you apply for admittance at least six months prior to the term in which you wish to attend so that all application materials can be received and processed.