Transfer College Student

Yakima Valley College (YVC) is excited to help you continue your journey towards a degree/certificate. Transfer students can follow these guidelines to help make the transition to YVC an easy one.


Steps to Apply

Applying is easy! Just follow the steps below to complete admission to YVC.

Apply to YVC

To begin the application process, you will need to Apply for Admission to get a ctcLink ID (your student ID Number).  Once you have completed your application and paid the $30 application fee, you will receive an email confirmation that contains your ctcLink ID and your next enrollment steps. The application fee must be paid before your application will be processed. More information on how to complete your Online Application for Admissions.

Apply for Financial Aid

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) online. More funding options can be found on our Financial Aid webpage.

Activate your Online Student Account

Visit the Student Portal and activate your ctcLink Account. Follow these instructions to activate your account.

Review Course Placement

Once you have applied, you will get an email informing you how to review your Math and English course placement. During your completion of the Online Application for Admissions, you will have uploaded your transcripts and test scores. This will help us place you in an appropriate course.

Attend New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is here to assist you in identifying your program pathway and course selections and to learn about campus resources. Students with 30 or more transferable college-level classes do not need to attend the NSO however, advising is highly encouraged. Once your transcript(s) and/or placement results have been evaluated, you can sign up for NSO. Transfer students with less than 30 YVC college credits are required to attend NSO and meet with an advisor.

Register for Classes

You will register for your classes at the New Student Orientation (NSO). You will be able to view your class registration online using the ctcLink Mobile or Desktop versions. You can search for classes and enroll in the term you applied for. (Student tutorials for ctcLink.)

Pay Tuition

Visit your ctcLink account to register and pay for classes. Pay your tuition and fees through your ctcLink account by the due date. You can find helpful guides on our ctcLink Student Tutorials.

Questions about Academic Resources?

  • Visit the Yakima Campus Bookstore! Now that you’ve registered for classes, it is time to buy books. Visit the College Bookstore to locate and purchase your textbooks.
  • YVC offers Academic Support including Counseling, Computer Labs, Math Center, Tutoring Center, Writing Center, Speech and Language Center, and Library Services. Disability Support Services, TRIO Support Services, CAMP, MESA, and more are available to assist students.
  • Student parking permits are not required on the YVC campuses. Parking is available at no cost on a “first come, first served basis.  The lots available for students on the Yakima Campus are lots A, B, F, H, I, K, L, N, O, P, Q and R.  All other lots are restricted and require a permit for the designated employee classification or visitors with a visitor permit.

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 /

Questions about Transfer Credits?

The Transfer Credits page contains information on which credits transfer from one college to another.