Running Start Placement Test Information

 We are now testing for fall quarter admission.

​Students interested in the YAKIMA Running Start program can test anytime without an appointment. General testing hours are Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 3:00pm. Please check at www.yvcc.edu/placement for complete schedule.

  • Bring: Completed Running Start application, Photo ID, $20.00 (exact change) or debit/credit/check non-refundable test fee.​

  • Plan on at least 2 1/2hours; the test is untimed.

  • If you will be attending classes at the Yakima Campus you will test in Yakima, if you will attend classes at Grandview, you will test at the Grandview Campus.

  • Prepare: To view study resources visit this link EXAM PREPARATION MATERIALS

Grandview students can still click ​ HERE​​ to make a testing appointment.


Yakima Testing Location


Deccio Building, 1000 S 12th Ave. Pay cashier first (they open at 9:30am). Proceed to the waiting area directly behind Financial Aid to check-in.

Grandview Testing Location

Grandview Campus Map 

Main Building, 500 W Main St. Pay cashier first, then proceed to room L135.

Retesting Procedure for Running Start Eligibility

If students are not satisfied with their testing results, they may retest at anytime. ​Students should review their grammar and math skills before retesting. Click here for more information on YVCC's placement levels.  Placement Level Guide​


YVCC Running Start  I  Phone: 509. 834. 4500​  I  Email: runningstart@yvcc.edu  I  ​Office: Deccio Building 115​​