Applications are welcomed from young men in mainstreamed classes who have demonstrated good citizenship and who are motivated to become cadets. Applicants should be physically fit and free from any factors that could limit their full participation in cadet life. All applications are screened by Admissions upon receipt in order to ensure that they are competitive. All applications will also be screened by the medical and counseling staff because some conditions cannot be supported at Valley Forge.

The submission of a completed Valley Forge application form with payment of the non-refundable $100 application fee is required to be classified as an applicant. Upon receipt of an application, Valley Forge will request transcripts and teacher evaluations from the applicant’s school. Detailed information on medical conditions and treatments must be provided by the appropriate physician. A decision cannot be rendered until the applicant file is complete.

Please follow these procedures carefully:

Applicant Visit and Tour

All candidates must schedule an applicant visit and tour of the campus. Applicant visits are held on an appointment basis Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When necessary, an applicant’s visit may be scheduled on Saturday by appointment. Because VFMA is best understood when classes are in session, we encourage families to visit during a weekday. While daily visits are encouraged, large Campus Visitations are available for those wanting learn more about the opportunities at VFMA. Please see our Visit Us page for information.


All VFMA&C applicants must submit their most recent standardized test scores administered by their school or state. Applicants can submit SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) or ISEE (Independent Schools Entrance Exam.) International applicants must submit either TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or SLEP (Secondary Level English Proficiency) scores.

The following information is provided to assist you with the application process:

SAT / ACT Codes for Prospective Academy Students

ACT code: 395-100

SAT code: 007894

TOEFL Code for Prospective Academy Students



The prescribing physician must supply written verification on letterhead stationery of the type, dosage, and reason for all medications taken.


Applicants who have seen a psychologist or psychiatrist will be provided with a detailed questionnaire to be completed and returned by the health care provider.


All students are required to have a recent (after 31 May 2013 for the 2013-14 academic year) physical examination, completed by a physician and submitted to our Health Center prior to arrival at Valley Forge. 

The physical form will be sent with the Reporting Orders after the student is notified of acceptance. All immunizations must be updated and records submitted with the physical exam.

Application Decisions and Admissions

Formal Decision

Your Admissions Officer will keep you informed of the status of your applicant file. Once it is complete, he will assign his overall recommendation and submit it to the Admissions Committee for a decision. You will be notified in writing of this decision.

Acceptance and Tuition Deposit

Once you have received written notification of acceptance, you must submit a Validation Fee of $500 payable to VFMA to reserve as space in the incoming class. This payment is credited toward the cost of tuition and verifies your intent to matriculate.

Wait List

In the event of enrollment beyond the accommodation capacity of the barracks, a waiting list will be established, based upon validation fee deposit date.


100% of the cost of school is due prior to arrival.

Questions? Please contact the Admissions Office at (866) 923-VFMA or