​Counseling & Advising


Advising at Yakima Valley College is to assist you in making the best possible choices that will help you reach your academic goals. All students are assigned a faculty advisor based on the area of interest indicated on the application. Students should meet with their advisor each quarter to develop a plan for their education and to ensure that they are on the right track for graduation. You may change your advisor at any time by completing a Change of Advisor form available in the admissions office or in the counseling center.

Advising Services

Advising is available by appointment to assist you with advising questions. Call (509) 882-7000 to schedule an appointment.

Counseling Services

L121A    509-882-7042, Heidi Matlack
A counselor is available on a drop-in or by appointment basis to assist you with advising questions, academic and personal, or career planning issues.

Counselor Hours During the Academic Year


Open Times

  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9:15-11:00 a.m.

​Monday - Thursday by appointment


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Call (509) 882-7000 for advising times when classes are not in session.