Deciding where to go to further your education can be tough, and it keeps getting tougher in light of the growing number of institutions in the media claiming to be exactly what you need. But how can they know what you need if they don't even know you?
At VFCC Woodbridge we want to make the choice a bit easier. We have people who want to know what you are looking for, and we know the closer you look, the more you will like what you see. We provide a solid collegiate experience within the framework of a commuter college environment, so you don't have to move or quit your job to get the degree you need to get ahead.
All you have to do to get started is fill out an application for admission
. We'll need your transcripts, test scores, and references, too. A short essay will determine your placement in your composition class. It sounds like a lot of trouble, but our friendly staff will walk with you each step of the way, and when we're done we'll know you a lot better, and we can tailor a program that really is exactly what you need.
Each prospective student should provide the following material to the VFCC Admissions Office:
- A completed application: Full Application for degree seeking students going full time or part time (PDF)
- Part Time Application for non degree seeking students, ineligible for financial aid (PDF)
- A non- refundable application fee payable as follows:
- A Pastor's recommendation form completed by a pastor or youth pastor who is not related to you (look for the recommendation form in the application).
- Official transcripts from your high school or your General Education Development (GED) scores.
- Your college-entrance exam (ACT or SAT) scores.
- Essay (see application page 5).
Click here to download the admissions documents check list.
Click here to download the computer requirements document.
Click here to download the student handbook document.
Deadline & Fees
Fall of your Senior year is the best time to apply. Don't wait until the last minute. The earlier you apply, the sooner you'll have a handle on your options.
File your FAFSA
Apply for financial aid as early as possible during your senior year of high school - before the academic term for which you're requesting assistance. When it comes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we recommend you file it as quickly as possible after your family has completed its income-tax returns for the year. For students entering college in the fall, the FAFSA may be completed any time after January 1 of that same year. To meet the Virginia State Grant deadline, the FAFSA must be received by May 1st. Check with FAFSA for your particular state's deadline.
2012 - 2013 Tuition & Service Fees
(12-18 Credits per semester) $4,199
(24-36 Credits per Fall/Spring $8,398
(1-11 Credits per credit hour) $285
Audit (per class) $425
Adult Education (per class) $395
Ministerial Candidates (per class) $549
(Classes for Credentialing only)
Standard Application Fee $75
Registration Fee (per semester) $100
Technology Fee (per semester) $150
(Summer Term $75)
Online Fee (per class) $115
Full-Time (12-18 credits) $1000
Part-Time (1-5 credits) $500
Part-Time (6-11 credits) $700
Change of Program or Major: $15.
CLEP and AP: $15 for each credit the applicant receives (see Advanced Placement in catalog).
Course Fee: Varies by course, see course description.
Fulltime applicants must send a $1,000 enrollment deposit at the time of Registration. This deposit serves as a declaration of intent to enroll and is credited toward the student’s account. This is a non-refundable deposit.
Fines: $10 and up depending on infraction.
Graduation Fee: $100 to cover basic costs including diploma and academic attire.
Guided Individual Studies (GIS) Fee: $55 per credit hour plus tuition.
Lab Fee: Lab fees vary by course. See course description
Late Processing Fee: $100 if Financial Aid incomplete as of “Last day to Register” (see Calendar in catalog).
Late Registration Fee: $50.
Life Experience Credit: $80 per credit hour and $25 application fee.
Online Resource Fee: $115 per Internet course plus tuition.
Off-schedule Test: $10.
Readmission: $15 for returning students who have missed one semester; $75 for two or more semesters.
Return Check Fee: $30.
Schedule Change: $10 per change.
Transcripts: Order through my.vfcc.edu
NOTE: All charges listed above are in addition to tuition and are NON-REFUNDABLE, unless mandated by Federal refund regulations.
Transfer of Credits
Transfer students are welcome at Valley Forge Christian College Woodbridge Campus. We will accept credits from universities and colleges that follow the recommendations of the joint statement of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, The American Council on Education/Commission of Educational Credit and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation regarding the transfer of credit from institutions of postsecondary education.
Transfer of credits toward a degree program is based on the comparability and applicability of the credits from the previous institutions toward a degree program at VFCCWC. Only those credits which carry a grade of at least "C" or its equivalent are considered for possible credit. However, courses that were completed more than ten years ago are not normally accepted for credit toward a degree or certificate. The Academic Dean may accept courses for “life experience” that were completed more than ten years ago if the applicant has worked in the degree program field.
To transfer credits from another college/university official transcripts are required to be sent from each institution of higher learning to the Admission Department.
International students are required to have their transcripts evaluated by an evaluation agency that follows guidelines of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers. A certified English translation with a course-by-course evaluation is required and sent to the Admissions Office directly from the evaluation agency.
Any change of major will require re-evaluation of transfer credits. ELIGIBILITY FOR GRADUATION
Transfer students must earn the last 30 credits on campus at VFCC to qualify for graduation.
Valley Forge Christian College Woodbridge Campus can issue an I-20 to help international students receive a proper F-1 Visa to enter the United States to study at the Campus.
VFCCWC’s international students program is dedicated to providing a high quality Christian education to non-immigrant foreign students to prepare them for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.
The College has designated Mrs. Young Lee to represent our school as director/guardian of our international students. The students interested in the program should contact her by phone 301-613-7876 or by e-mail at email@example.com
She can provide additional information on application and admissions processes (including receiving I-20), tuition and fees for international students, ESL, extended care, weekend/summer/winter program, home stay arrangement, exclusive guardianship/student management service, transportation, etc.
Valley Forge Christian College is authorized to educate students in the non-immigrant alien classification (F-1). Applicants must consult the nearest American consul regarding study in the United States.
International Students (any applicant who is not a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States) 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 VFCCWC. If English is not your native language, you must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. A score of at least 500 (computer exam) or 173 (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.
Students who have lived in the United States and have demonstrated a sufficient mastery of English skills may be exempt from taking the TOEFL. All entering students are required to take the VFCC English entrance exam which includes a spontaneous writing sample. Students whose first language is not English who score low on this exam 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).
We recommend that prospective international students apply for admittance at least six months prior to the term in which they want to attend so that all application materials can be received and processed.
Click here for Required Admission Documents.
Test of English as a Foreign Language
TOEFL exams are given in most countries. Information regarding times and locations for these exams can be obtained by writing to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Box 6154, Princeton, NJ 08541-6154, USA.
When you've completed the application, essay and signed the signature page, mail them along with your correct application fee to:
Valley Forge Christian College Woodbridge Campus
13909 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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13909 Smoketown Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Office Staff E-Mails
Dr. Vince McLaughlin, Provost & Academic Dean
Dr. Bill Baker Sr., Chief of Operations and Services
Dr. Johnnie Gordon, Associate Dean for Research & Assessment
Dr. Katie Hohmann, Associate Dean
Dawn Barbee, Registrar
Christina Gathercoal, Student Accounts and Financial Aid
Sheila Baker, Admissions
Michael Miklich, IT Administrator