All student services are currently being offered through online, email, or telephone options.

No in-person student services are being offered until campuses reopen.

Campuses are closed to the public until further notice.

New College Student

Yakima Valley College (YVC) is excited to help you begin your journey towards a better education. The admission process can be confusing for students, so follow the checklist to ensure everything is completed. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance at any point in the process.





The application to admission to YVC is online. It is easy to get started.

There is a $30 application fee that must be paid before your application will be processed. You can pay the application fee in person at the Cashier’s Office in the Deccio Higher Education Building or you can mail your payment to:

YVC Admissions Office
P.O. Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520

Please include your name as it appears on your application, your student identification number (if you have one), and the quarter you are planning to attend.

To be considered for federal or state financial aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). List YVC as one of your choices (Code: 003805). Residents of WA but not US citizens may qualify for aid. Learn more about WASFA.

Your placement test will determine your placement in English, math, and reading. A low score can add additional classes you will be required to complete. The Testing Center provides you with information about test scheduling, cost, and the locations. You can also use the Study Resources to score higher on the placement tests. Students that take the time to prepare often place higher and need less classes to graduate.

YVC has many paths for you to find your starting points in English & math. Most courses have placement prerequisites for writing and math ability and all new students must have placements in order to register for classes. See all the options you have to find your English and math placements. You should complete the placement process within two weeks of admission.

Your placement scores are valid for two years from the test date. If you have taken placement tests at another college in the last two years, you may have your scores sent to YVC. Contact the Testing Center for more information.


YVC offers so many options, we don’t even have enough space to list them all here. Let’s just say this: it doesn’t matter what your goals are for attending YVC, we can help you reach them. In fact, we might even offer something you didn’t even know existed.

Our best advice?

Check out our Course Catalog
YVC’s academic advising helps you develop a clear plan to achieve your education and career goals. Explore YVC’s pathways! You will need your student ID and password. It can be found in your Letter of Admission.
Once you have completed the application and taken the placement tests, you can contact the Admissions Office to arrange an appointment at the ,New Student Orientation (NSO) At NSO, you will be provided with information about being a successful student at YVC and will register for classes. You will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. NSO is required for students who have less than 30 college level credits.
You will register for your classes at the New Student orientation (NSO). You will be able to view your class registration online using the Student Portal.


You may pay in person at the cahiers office or online.

Pay Online

Where do I get my card?

  • Yakima Student Life Office in the HUB
  • Grandview Student Council Office in the Activity Center

What to bring?

  • Valid ID with photo
  • Student ID Number

Technical problems or lost card?

Contact Technology Services at 509.574.4717 / Replacement cards cost $5.00.

Now that you’ve registered for classes, it is time to buy books.

Visit the College Bookstore. They guarantee to have the book required for your class.

Student parking permits are not required on the YVC campuses. A limited amount of free student parking is available in Lots H and K on the Yakima campus.  All other parking lots in Yakima require the appropriate permit or are Pay by Day lots. More about parking.

Academic support includes Computer Labs, Math Center, Tutoring Center, Writing Center and Library Services. Learn more about these resources.

Non-traditional Learning

YVC grants college level credit for some non-traditional learning. One form of non-traditional learning is standardized testing from Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or College Level Examination Program (CLEP). YVC offers other forms of non-traditional learning. Visit the non-traditional learning page for more information.

Questions?  Contact Enrollment Services 509.574.4712 /