Admissions for Undergraduate Students


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?

Navigating the Admissions Process
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We’re Here to Help You

Our Admissions staff is dedicated to assuring your success at UVF. We are experienced in helping you move through the application process and directing you to sources ​for financial aid — ensuring that attending UVF is not just possible, but an affordable, life-changing experience. Our goal is to minimize worries and help you and your parents gain the most from the college admissions process. Questions? Contact us at 800.432.8322, or For real-time updates from campus, please feel free to connect with us via social media

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Claire Eiler
Claire Eiler
Director of Admissions
Kaylee Pfahler
Kaylee Pfahler
Assistant Director of Admissions
Yolanda Alvarez
Admissions Counselor
Kevin Landis
Kevin Landis
Admissions Counselor
Christopher Stutzman
Christopher Stutzman
Admissions Counselor


Getting Started

11th Grade — Fall of 12th Grade Year

STEP 1: Narrow Down Your College Choices

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

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. The University of Valley Forge offers three unique visit options: Breakaway, Open House, College-for-a-Day. Breakaway is a special two-day campus experience, as well as an abridged “College-for-a-Day” opportunity. You have the opportunity to meet with an admissions counselor, financial aid personnel, tour the campus, visit classes, engage with current students and truly get to experience life at UVF. For more information, contact our Office of Admissions at 800.432.8322 or email at least one week before your planned visit, or simply register for a visit online.

Things to Do: Schedule a Visit

Fall of 12th Grade Year

STEP 3: Submit Your Application

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 800.432.8322. 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.

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

Admission Requirements

Provide the following materials electronically to the UVF Office of Admissions:
  • A completed application that contains your essay and signature page. 
  • Transcript(s) from high school or General Education Development (GED) transcript.
  • College entrance exam (ACT, SAT, or CLT) scores.
Submit the above application materials to:

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

We Do the Rest

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

Winter/Spring of 12th Grade Year

STEP 4: File Your FAFSA

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 each state's deadline.

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

Upon Acceptance

STEP 5: Enrollment Deposit

Once you are accepted to the University of Valley Forge, 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 mailed to:
University of Valley Forge
Office of Admissions
1401 Charlestown Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Please send check or money order. No cash.

Things to Do:  Send in your Enrollment Deposit

30 Days Before Your First Day at UVF

STEP 6: Submit Financial Aid Info

At least 30 days before your first semester at the University of Valley Forge begins, ALL financial aid information should be completed and on file with our Office of Financial Aid. 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

Not sure where to start?

Visit the UVF Navigating the Financial Aid Process page or contact our Financial Aid department at 610.917.1475 or