Undergraduate Admissions - University of Valley Forge

Undergraduate Admissions


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Where Does God Want Me To Be?


Choosing the right college can be challenging both practically and spiritually, but it’s a challenge well worth undertaking. At the University of Valley Forge (UVF), we want to make the process easier. You often have specific things you are looking for in your college experience, just as our UVF community has traits we seek in students like you. To give you the best opportunity for success at UVF, we’ve developed a process to ensure that you and UVF are “right” for each other.


Admission is based on a composite picture afforded by your transcript(s) and a personal essay. We want to know who you are, what really matters to you, and what kind of scholar and Christian leader you could become. Together, applicants and admissions staff ask the question: Is this the best fit? The University of Valley Forge allows students to decide whether to submit a standardized test score for consideration in their admissions review.

Getting Started

STEP 1: Narrow Down Your College Choices (Junior or Senior Year)

It’s time to weigh your options when you have one ​or two years until graduation. Be sure to consider the following:


  • Where do I think I’d like to go?
  • Which colleges offer the programs that interest me?
  • What size school am I looking for?
  • How far do I want to be from home?
  • What am I looking for in campus life?
  • What extracurricular activities does the college offer?
  • Where does God want me to be?


Bottom line: If it’s important to the student, then it should be on the list of things to consider.


Things to Do: Request Information from UVF

STEP 2: Visit Campus (Junior or Senior Year)

Once you determine your short list, it’s time to visit the colleges you are considering. The best time for this is during your junior year and the fall of your senior year UVF offers three unique visit options: Breakaway, a special, two-day experience, Open House, and a Personalized Visit. You have the opportunity to meet with an admissions counselor, financial aid personnel, tour the campus, visit classes, engage with current students, and truly experience life at UVF. For more information, contact our Office of Admissions at 800.432.8322 or email admissions@valleyforge.edu at least one week before your planned visit, or simply register for a visit online.


Things to Do: Schedule a Visit

STEP 3: Submit Your Application (Fall of Senior Year)

The fall of your senior year is the best time to apply. Don’t wait until the last minute. Applications should be sent in by August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. The earlier the application is processed, the sooner the options are made clear and you are invited to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor by calling the Office of Admissions at 610.917.1454. Once you have applied, you will be assigned an Admissions Counselor who will contact you and be your personal guide through the remainder of the process.


Things to Do: Apply Online


Important: Please review your application carefully before submitting online.


Along with your online application, please provide the following materials electronically to the UVF Office of Admissions:


  • Transcript(s) from high school or General Education Development (GED) transcript
  • College entrance exam (ACT, SAT, or CLT) scores
    • UVF is test optional, but scores can be submitted for math and English placement


*The University of Valley Forge does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, race, color, or national/ethnic origin in the recruitment and admission of students.

STEP 4: File Your FAFSA (Winter/Spring of Senior Year)

Apply for financial aid as early as possible during your senior year of high school – before the academic term for which assistance is being requested. When it comes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we recommend filing it as soon as family income-tax returns for the year are completed. If you will be entering college in the fall, the FAFSA may be completed any time after January 1 of that same year. To meet the Pennsylvania State Grant deadline, the FAFSA must be received by May 1. Check with FAFSA for your state’s deadline.


Things to Do: Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

STEP 5: Enrollment Deposit (Upon Acceptance)

Once you are accepted to UVF, a $100 enrollment deposit is required within 30 days. The deposit is credited toward your account and serves as a declaration of intent to enroll. However, if you choose not to enroll at UVF, the deposit is non-refundable. Residence hall assignments are based on the date we receive your enrollment deposit — so do not wait!


Deposits may be submitted by signing into your application, over the phone with your admissions counselor, or mailed to:

University of Valley Forge
Office of Admissions
1401 Charlestown Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460


Please send check or money order, not cash.


Things to Do:  Send in your Enrollment Deposit

STEP 6: Submit Your Financial Aid Info (30 Days Before Your First Day At UVF)

At least 30 days before your first semester at UVF begins, ALL financial aid information should be completed and on file with our Financial Services Office. This includes loan applications and any corrections needed by you or your parents. If this is not completed by that time, potential aid may be unavailable at the time of registration.


Things to Do: Submit your Financial Aid Info



Our admissions professionals want what is best for you. We carefully review your application to be sure you are prepared academically, socially, and spiritually for the demands of a college education at UVF. We will be in contact if we have questions or concerns about an application.

Not sure where to start?

Contact our Admissions department at 610.917.1454 or admissions@valleyforge.edu.