The Military College of Pennsylvania™
VFMC has a long tradition of fostering personal growth through a unique, comprehensive system built on Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Personal Motivation, Physical Development, and Leadership.
Whether your ambitions are rooted in our rich military traditions or shaped by your scholarly endeavors, we invite you to explore all that we have to offer. We offer three paths toward earning your degree: as a member of the Corps of Cadets, as a Commuter Student, or through the Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program.
Although we are a military school, the end result is not necessarily to pursue a career in the military – though nearly 40% of our graduates will choose this path. The VFMC “military model” is, at its core, a structured way to teach students life skills that will propel them ahead of their peers.
VFMC is the only college in Pennsylvania that is designated as a NSA/DHS CAE2Y in Cyber Defense. This distinction identifies VFMC as a leader in cybersecurity education and makes our graduates equally coveted by transfer schools and businesses. Cybersecurity Certificate graduates will carry the NSA/DHS CAE2Y designation on their transcripts. In their junior and senior years of high school, Academy students can enroll in the College’s Cybersecurity Certificate, and complete it before they graduate, differentiating them from their peers at other private schools.
Valley Forge Military College is accredited through the Middle State Commission on Higher Education. VFMC has been a member since 1954 and our status was last reaffirmed June 28, 2012.
Upcoming VFMC Events
Saturday Visits are offered each month to prospective students. Students and their families will be given a short presentation about Valley Forge Military College by an admissions counselor. Following the presentation, students and their families will be given a tour of campus. Please arrive by 8:45 am to complete registration.
On Saturday, August 4, 2018 the Valley Forge Military College Admissions team will be hosting a Transfer/Instant Decision Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Medenbach Hall.
What is an Instant Decision Day? An Instant Decision Day is a day designated for interested students and their families to visit with the admissions team and receive an instant acceptance or rejection. This event is specifically for those who wish to transfer or begin to attend VFMC for the Fall 2018 semester.
How do I participate in an Instant Decision Day? You must first register for the event through eventbrite or call your Admissions Counselor. The day of, please bring your completed application, high school transcript, and standardized testing scores.
Since 1935, VFMC has earned a reputation as a renowned co-educational, accredited two-year private college. Designated as the Military College of Pennsylvania™, VFMC provides an educational experience unlike any other in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The quality academic foundation, supported by the military environment, creates a holistic educational approach to building leaders of character for today and into the future. The skills and attributes developed through our Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Personal Motivation, Physical Development, and Leadership lay the foundation for our graduates to achieve academic and personal success.
We have a long tradition of instilling values and building self-confidence to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. Whether your ambitions are rooted in our rich military traditions or shaped by your scholarly endeavors, we invite you to explore all that we have to offer. We offer three paths toward earning your degree: as a member of the Corps of Cadets, as a Commuter Student, or through the Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program.
The Ideal Vehicle For Developing Leadership And Management Skills
When students enter Valley Forge Military College, they must accept the values and standards of “The Forge” as their own if they are to succeed. For the Corps of Cadets these values and standards are reflected in three basic declarations: the Mission Statement, the Cadet Resolution and the Honor Code. The companies live together, eat meals together in the Regimental Mess, and wear the unique uniform that identifies them as Valley Forge Military College cadets.
Cadet training teaches students to think clearly, to keep their minds alert and active, and to form habits of neatness and correctness. It prepares them for greater responsibilities by teaching respect and obedience to authority and by developing habits of self-discipline.
How The Corps is Structured
All members of the Corps of Cadets are organized into separate companies — solely Academy Companies; solely College Companies; and Specialty Companies comprised of both Academy and College cadets. Each company is commanded by a Cadet Company Commander and assisted by a Cadet First Sergeant.
Academy Companies (Grades 6-12)
- A Company
- B Company
- C Company
- F Company
- G Company
- H Company
- I Company