Enroll as a commuter student today.
Students who live locally can choose to enroll as a commuter student. Take advantage of the flexibility that comes with living nearby and easily access your classes via our designated commuter parking.
Commuter Student Option
The Valley Forge Military Commuter Student Program offers students exceptional academics, interaction with dedicated faculty, interscholastic sports, extracurricular activities, and camaraderie without residing on campus. This is a great way to experience the academic structure and discipline in the classroom, and develop the leadership skills needed to be successful in life– all the benefits that make Valley Forge Military College distinctive.
To the fullest extent possible, the experiences of Commuter students mirror those of Valley Forge Military College’s boarding cadets – with a curriculum that focuses on developing the whole person and stresses Valley Forge’s Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Personal Motivation, Physical Development, and Leadership.
As social experiences are essential to the student experience, students are encouraged to participate in the same activities as their peers, including interscholastic and intramural sports, clubs, physical training, band, and choir.
Programs of Study
The college curriculum combines six core competencies with five academic programs and concentrations to provide a foundation of understanding, knowledge, and skills. The core competencies broaden each student’s perspective and connection to academic work and careers for the 21st century. These social, historical, and scientific contexts develop and prepare students to transfer to competitive four year programs at local, regional, national, and international institutions.
For a complete listing of our Academic Programs, click here.
VFMC has transfer Articulation Agreements with many institutions. These agreements detail the terms of transfer for VFMC students completing associate degree programs. They define the way courses, programs or entire categories of programs transfer to another institution and may include admission guarantees. Counselors can provide students with more specific information on how these agreements relate to individual transfer plans.
Tuition and Fees
These costs encompass tuition and fees, dining, uniforms, required personal supplies, laundry and dry-cleaning, haircuts, and shoe repair.
Other expenses include computer/technology fee, laboratory fees, textbooks, personal allowance, and paid activities such as SCUBA training, aviation and driver’s education, or membership in the cavalry troop or artillery battery. A fee is charged for Health Center care that lasts more than 24 hours and requires a medical management plan.
How to Get to Campus
Our campus is conveniently located near 476, 76, and 276. We are also a short walk from three SEPTA train stations.
We are a short distance from the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line, a major commuter train line that connects to points throughout the greater Philadelphia area. From Philadelphia (30th Street Station, Suburban Station, or Market East Station), take the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Train Line west towards Paoli (Paoli local) and get off at Radnor.
Both these lines stop at Radnor: