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​​GED and High School Completion

Yakima Valley College (YVC) provides opportunities to students looking to earn their General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or high school diploma. Neither a GED or a high school diploma are required to attend classes a YVC, but one or the other is a requirement to receive financial aid. YVC recommends talking with a counselor in the Adult Basic Education department to determine which path is the best fit for you.

General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

YVC offers GED Preparation to students interested in studying for the GED exam through individualized and classroom support. The GED exam is administered on the computer and students need to have strong academic skills and knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, math, computer technology, social studies, and science in order to pass the exam. Contact the Learning Center in your area for more information.

High School Completion

YVC offers multiple ways to earn a high school diploma. If under 21 years of age, YVC offers current or former Running Start students who complete their Associate's Degree a high school diploma offered through the college. Contact the Office of Registration & Records at registration@yvcc.edu for more information.

The second way is called High School 21+. This program gives individuals 21 years of age or older the opportunity to earn a high school diploma by earning high school credit in YVC Adult Basic Education classes. All courses lead directly into YVC credit bearing college courses.​ Contact the Learning Center in your area for more information.

The third way to earn a high school diploma is also for students 21 years of age or older. By completing a Associate's Degree at YVC​ you can also request a high school diploma offered through the college. Contact the Office of Registration & Records at registration@yvcc.edu for more information.

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Yakima, WA 98902
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