If you are bringing credit or experience to Yakima Valley College (YVC), see the lists below for credit options.
Transcripts must remain in the sealed envelope to be considered official and in order to be processed. If transcripts are being sent electronically, please have them sent directly to email@example.com.
For information on courses from Washington colleges and universities that are accepted in transfer to YVC. Please note that not all courses from all Washington colleges and universities have been reviewed. Courses not listed will be reviewed upon your application fee payment to YVC.
YVC will evaluate and grant credit hours for military education based on the recommendations from the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. This is in accordance with transfer credit policies at YVC and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). Students may request an evaluation of military credit by providing the Admissions Office with an official copy of their Joint Service Transcript (JST).
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a testing program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). It is a special, college-level, learning experience for high school students, which can take the form of an honors class, a strong regular course, a tutorial, or an independent study.
All Washington state community and technical colleges award credit for students who achieve certain scores on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
- Students pay exam fees.
- Located at the high school.
Community and technical colleges have developed the following crosswalks for awarding credit:
Advanced Placement exam scores must come directly from College Board:
Advanced Placement Exams
PO Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Yakima Valley College is proud to recognize students who have completed International Baccalaureate (IB) courses as part of their high school curriculum. IB courses are challenging and demanding, and YVC believes they provide exceptional readiness for the rigors of higher education.
Washington community and technical colleges, including YVC will grant a minimum elective credit for an International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL) exam score of 4+ or higher. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official IB results, not transcript notation.
Community and technical colleges have developed the following crosswalks for awarding credit:
International Baccalaureate exam scores must come directly from IB Organization.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations are based on undergraduate courses offered during the first two years of college study. They are developed by college instructors for the purpose of awarding college credit. Like end-of-course examinations, CLEP exams demand comprehensive subject knowledge. Both CLEP subject and general examinations yield credit at YVC when satisfactory performance levels are reached.
Successfully completed CLEP examinations receive ‘S’ grades. Several YVC degrees and certificates limit the total number of ‘S’ grades, so it is important to speak with an advisor about taking CLEP examinations. Students must successfully complete one quarter at YVC before CLEP credits will be placed on their transcript.
The following credit will be granted to students entering YVC who have submitted scores from the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations Program.
To take a CLEP exam, visit YVC’s Testing Services.
|American Government||50+||5||POLS& 202|
|American Literature||50+||5||ENGL 220|
|College Composition||50+||5||ENGL& 101|
|College Mathematics||50+||5||MATH& 107|
|English Literature||50+||5||ENGL 264|
|Financial Accounting||50+||5||ACCT& 201|
|French- Level 1||50+||5||FREN 101|
|French- Level 2||59+||10||FREN 101 FREN 102|
|German- Level 1||50+||5||GERM 101|
|German- Level 2||60+||10||GERM 101 GERM 102|
|History of the US I||50+||5||HIST& 136|
|History of the US II||50+||5||HIST& 137|
|Human Growth & Development||50+||5||PSYCH 213|
|Humanities||50+||9||HUM 102 HUM 103 HUM 104|
|Information Systems & Computer Applications||50+||5||IT 101|
|Intro to Educational Psychology||50+||5||Elective Credit SS distribution|
|Intro to Business Law||50+||5||BUS& 201|
|Intro to Psychology||50+||5||PSYCH& 100|
|Intro to Sociology||50+||5||SOC& 101|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50+||5||ECON& 202|
|Principles of Management||50+||5||BA 158|
|Principles of Marketing||50+||5||BA 156|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50+||5||ECON& 201|
|Spanish- Level 1||50+||5||SPAN 101|
|Spanish- Level 2||63+||10||SPAN 101 SPAN 102|
|Western Civilization I||50+||5||HIST& 116|
|Western Civilization II||50+||5||HIST& 118|
CLEP examination scores must come directly from College Board:
CLEP- Transcript Services
PO Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
DANTES Standardized Subject Test (DSST) examinations are based on undergraduate courses offered during the first two years of college study. They are developed by college instructors for the purpose of awarding college credit. Similar to CLEP examinations, DSST exams demand comprehensive subject knowledge. DSST examinations yield credit at YVC when satisfactory performance levels are reached.
Successfully completed DSST examinations receive ‘S’ grades. Several YVC degrees and certificates limit the total number of ‘S’ grades, so it is important to speak with an advisor about taking DSST examinations. Students must successfully complete one quarter at YVC before DSST credits will be placed on their transcript. If the DSST class does not match a YVC class, credit will be granted as elective credit in the distribution area listed.
To take a DSST exam, visit YVC’s Testing Services.
|A History of the Vietnam War||49||5||Social Sciences Distribution|
|Art of the Western World||48||5||Humanities Distribution|
|Business Law II||52||5||Elective Credit|
|Business Mathematics||48||5||MATH 111|
|Contemporary Western Europe: 1946-1990||48||5||Social Sciences Distribution|
|Criminal Justice||49||5||CJ& 101|
|Environment & Humanity||46||5||Natural Science Distribution|
|Ethics in America||46||5||Humanities Distribution|
|Foundations of Education||46||5||EDUC 210|
|Fundamentals of College Algebra||47||5||MATH& 141|
|Fundamentals of Counseling||45||5||Elective Credit|
|General Anthropology||47||5||Social Sciences Distribution|
|Here’s to Your Health||48||5||Elective Credit|
|Human/Cultural Geography||48||5||GEOG& 200|
|Introduction to Business||46||5||BUS& 101|
|Introduction to Computing||45||5||IT 101|
|Introduction to Law Enforcement||45||5||Elective Credit|
|Introduction to the Middle East||44||5||Social Sciences Distribution|
|Introduction to World Religion||48||5||Humanities Distribution|
|Lifespan Development Psychology||46||5||PSYCH 213/214|
|Management Information Systems||46||5||Elective Credit|
|Money & Banking||48||5||Elective Credit|
|Organizational Behavior||48||5||Social Sciences Distribution|
|Personal Finance||46||5||Elective Credit|
|Personnel/Human Resource Management||46||5||BA 161|
|Physical Geography||46||5||GEOL& 101|
|Principles of Finance||46||5||Elective Credit|
|Principles of Financial Accounting||49||5||ACCT& 201|
|Principles of Physical Science I||47||5||PHSCI 101|
|Principles of Public Speaking||47||5||CMST& 220|
|Principles of Statistics||48||5||BA 256|
|Principles of Supervision||46||5||BA 160|
|Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union – Present||45||5||Social Sciences Distribution|
|Technical Writing||46||5||PTECH 120|
|Substance Abuse (Drug & Alcohol Abuse)||49||5||CD 261|
|The Civil War & Reconstruction||47||5||Social Sciences Distribution|
Get Credit for What You Already Know
Yakima Valley College recognizes that our adult learners come to us with a variety of learning experiences that may not have come from a traditional classroom. We may be able to award college credit for what you have already learned which may accelerate your pace toward meeting your educational goals.
View which courses are available through this program.
What you need to get started
Required documents should be submitted to the International Student Program office a minimum of eight (8) weeks prior to the beginning of the quarter of planned attendance. This time allows us to process the I-20 form and gives you sufficient time for your visa application, travel plans, and arrival in the United States. All documents must be in English.
Transferring College Credits
Yakima Valley College (YVC) understands it is important for students to know how their prior college credits will transfer to YVC. Below are links to course equivalencies from the most common colleges and universities. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and if your previous college or university is not on this list, YVC will still evaluate and articulate your transcripts. If your college or university is on the list below, please understand that not all courses from that college or university have been reviewed. Courses not on the list will be reviewed upon your application fee being paid.
Joint Services Transcripts
YVC is in the process of building transfer credits from military training based on the recommendations from the American Council on Education and YVC faculty.
Washington State Equivalencies
Effective Summer 2007, Washington State community and technical colleges are participating in common course numbering. These course are identified with an ampersand symbol (&). If you take one of those courses at a Washington State community or technical college, it will transfer to YVC as the same course (e.g., ENGL& 101 will transfer as ENGL& 101). Please review the list of common courses.
Transfer to a 4-Year Institution
Approximately 40% of all baccalaureate graduates in Washington first earn their 2-year transfer degree from a community/technical college such as YVC. In addition to completing your associates you want to check with your desired institution for specific transfer requirements.
Items to consider include:
- Major programs of study – does the school have the degree you want to earn?
- Admissions process – check application requirements, procedures and deadlines.
- Cost of Attendance – 4-year public and private school tuition rates are substantially more than YVC.
- Additionally, consider housing and other costs if you are moving away from home.
YVC hosts several Transfer Fairs throughout the year with various 4-year colleges attending.
- Central Washington University
- Western Washington University
- Washington State University
- Eastern Washington University
- The Evergreen State College
- University of Washington
- City University
- Bastyr College
- Cornish College of the Arts
- Heritage University
- Portland State University
- Whitworth College
- Gonzaga University
- Pacific Lutheran University
- Seattle Pacific University
- St. Martin’s University
- Western Governors University