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Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Quarter 2014 - August 19, 2014
  • Winter Quarter 2015 - November 18, 2014
  • Spring Quarter 2015 - February 24, 2015

Apply early

It can take 2-3 weeks to process your Admission application. 

View the Important Dates to ensure you apply on time.

Steps to ​Apply

Print Steps

You can pay the $30 application fee in person or mail your payment to:
YVCC Admission's Office
P.O. Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520

 Please include your Student Identification Number, if you have one, and the quarter you are planning to attend. Additional questions may be directed to the Admission's Office (509) 574-4712 or
The placement test is required for all students unless you have a transcript from a previous college with math or English credits.
Placement testing information
Submit an official copy of all transcripts to:
Yakima Valley Community College
Attn: Admissions
P.O. Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520

     The Admissions Office must receive all transcripts in the office by the end of the day stated on the Important Dates Calendar. Transcripts received after that date will be considered for the following quarter.


Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and college in the high school. If you have participated in any of these programs please submit a official transcript or test results to:
Yakima Valley Community College
Attn: Admissions
P.O. Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
 Please call (509)574-4712 to schedule an orientation appointment.                 
Please visit our Internation Student site for more details
YVCC International Students

Washington Residency Status

To be classified as a Washington resident for tuition purposes, a student must have established a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington, primarily for purposes other than education, for 12 consecutive months prior to the beginning of the term for which the student is applying. For a dependent student, one or both parents or legal guardians must have maintained a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington for twelve months. Independent students (students who have been financially independent for the prior and current year) can establish residency themselves. To apply for residency, complete the Washington State Residency Form.            
  • A U.S. citizen or an alien with permanent resident status
  • Active duty military stationed in Washington and their spouses and dependents
  • Active duty Washington National Guard members and their spouses and dependents who reside in Washington
  • Non-citizens with an A, E, G, H, I, K or L visa
  • Non-citizens who hold “Refugee-Parolee,” “Conditional Entrant,” or PRUCOL status
  • Non-citizens who qualify under the HB1079, who have resided within the state of Washington for 3 years prior to receiving a High School diploma or GED and have continued to reside in Washington. Click on this link to access the Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit/Declaration/Certification.
  • For additional information about HB1079 students can reference the following site:

Remember, the burden of proof of residency status lies with the student.                



Yakima Valley Community College is not authorized to serve students residing and attending distance learning classes in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Applications from students from these states for fully online educational purposes will be cancelled.

Selective Admissions Programs

View information about our selective admissions programs

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Underage Student Admissions procedures

For applicants under the age of 16

Special Admissions App


If you have additional questions, please email:
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Yakima, WA 98902

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500 West Main Street
Grandview, WA 98930-1284


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