Get Credit for What You Already Know
Yakima Valley College recognizes that our adult learners come to us with a variety of learning experiences that may not have come from a traditional classroom. We may be able to award college credit for what you have already learned which may accelerate your pace toward meeting your educational goals.
MORE INFO to view which courses are available through this program.
Ways to earn credit:
1. Credit by testing
Take a national exam to get credit for what you already know. Click
MORE INFO to determine which exams are accepted at YVC. Contact the
YVC Testing Center to schedule exams.
2. Course Challenges
Take a YVC exam to get credit for what you already know. Click
MORE INFO to determine which courses may be challenged through this route.
Guidelines for receiving credit: Course Challenge may award letter grades or S grades, all other avenues will award S/U designation. Consult program guide and college catalog for limitations on S/U grades.
3. Extra-Institutional Learning
Submit documentation of professional training to get credit for what you already know. Click
MORE INFO to determine which programs award credit through this route.
4. Military Credit
Submit documentation of military training to get credit for what you already know. More information available on the
YVC Veterans site or contact Chris Kinzell at