Running Start Placement Test Information

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.

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.


  • Completed Running Start application
  • High school transcript
  • Photo ID
  • $20.00 (exact change) or debit/credit/check non-refundable test fee.

Plan: At least 1.5 - 2 hours; the test is untimed.

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

Retesting procedure: Running Start applicants may retest once at any time after initial testing. After retesting, applicants must wait three months before a second retest. Once eligible, students must wait three months before retesting.

Grandview students: click ​ HERE​​ to make a testing appointment.


Yakima Testing Location

Deccio Building, 1000 S 12th Ave

Pay cashier first. Proceed to the waiting area directly behind Financial Aid to check-in. Campus Map

Grandview Testing Location

Grandview Campus Map 

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


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