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:
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.
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 $29,054/YR***.
With the dual enrollment program, you get a full year of college credits with a savings of over $44,000!
UVF is approved as a degree-granting institution for the attendance of veterans under Title 38, United States Code. This includes the programs covered in 30, 31, 33 (post 9/11), 35 of Title 38, relating also to the education of disabled veterans and war orphans, and 1606 of Title 10. The Division of Veterans/Military Education Pennsylvania State Approving Agency has also authorized UVF for the attendance of veterans and veterans’ dependents.
Veterans or dependents of veterans who plan to enroll at UVF are urged to contact the veteran’s coordinator in the Office of the Registrar well in advance of registration so that the necessary arrangements may be made with the Veterans Administration. All veterans who are enrolled at UVF should request their records to be transferred to the Veterans Office in Philadelphia. Veterans are to submit to the Registrar’s Office a copy of DD form 214 and their Certificate of Eligibility.
Veterans may call 888.442.4551 or log onto the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the most up-to-date information about specific veteran’s benefits.
(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.