The goal of placement is to assess skills to ensure students are able to successfully engage with course content and have the best chances at passing the course. Most courses at YVC have placement prerequisites for writing and math ability. Also, all degree-seeking students must have both a writing and math placement in order to make a New Student Orientation appointment and register for classes. Start your college career the right way at Yakima Valley College and get into the classes that are best for you.
What placement option is best for you?
Your individual situation determines what placement option is best for you. You might even use a different option for your English than for your math placement. If you place into different courses based on different placement options, YVC will honor the highest of your course placements. Learn about placement testing below, and check out all your other placement options by clicking
Many students take our placement tests for placement. Watch the video below to learn important tips about the testing process, and then choose your testing location for more details. While this video refers to our previous placement test, the idea of preparing for placement is still important.
Choose your testing location
Choose your testing location and read instructions & hours for testing: