Special Information for Transfer Students, International Students,
Homeschoolers & Veterans

Transfer students

Official transcripts of all your college-level work must be submitted to our Admissions Office.

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. A mastery of the English language is crucial for academic success at the University of Valley Forge. 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. International students are prohibited from working off campus and must maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.

  • College Entrance Exams (The ACT registration code for UVF is 3643. The SAT code is 2579.)
  • Sign and date the College Standards paragraph on the application.

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.

Academic Requirements

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 University of Valley Forge English 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 English as a Second Language (ESL).

In accordance with immigration regulations, international students must carry a full academic load each semester (at least 12 credit hours).

Application Deadlines

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.

Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFL exam can be taken online. Information regarding times and locations for these exams can be found at www.ets.org.

Homeschoolers

University of Valley Forge welcomes applications from home schooled students. 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 home schooled 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.

Veterans

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 the College 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.

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.