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Frequently Asked Questions

Currently the exam fee is $20 non-refundable and non-transferrable.                   

Current YVCC students may access valid test scores (not older than two years) from Degree Audit in Degree Audit in the student portal.                   

Many community colleges in Washington State and other states offer the COMPASS exam. Contact a community college near you to see if they offer the COMPASS test. Students need the Writing, Reading and Math exams. (E-Write scores are not accepted.)                   

  • Students must have applied to YVCC, paid Admission fee and have a student ID number before sending test scores.
  • YVCC only accepts COMPASS scores for course placement, specifically Reading, Writing and Math portions of the exam.(ASSET, CPT, or Accuplacer scores are not accepted.)
  • Test scores more than two years old will not be accepted.
  • Scores must be sent directly from a college test center.

Colleges may fax or mail the score reports to the appropriate campus.
Make sure to have the sending institution include your birthdate on the test scores.

If you are attending the Yakima Campus send scores to:

Fax: 509-574-4849

YVCC Testing Office
PO Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907

If you are attending the Grandview Campus send scores to:

Fax: 509-882-7055

Yakima Valley Community College
Attn: Admissions
500 W. Main St.
Grandview, WA 98930

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Location​

Yes, fill out theCOMPASS Records Request form and we will process your request.                   

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 Testing Services is located in the Deccio Building behind Financial Aid. 
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Testing Services   I   Phone 509.574.4738   I   Fax 509.574.4849   I   Email GEDPlacement@yvcc.edu