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.

Bring: Completed Running Start application, 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

Grandview students: 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​​