Yakima Valley College hosts multiple Express Enrollment events

Community members of all ages interested in continuing their education can get hands-on assistance at Yakima Valley College Express Enrollment Days, with multiple dates scheduled to help people start classes in Summer or Fall quarters.

The Express Enrollment Days, taking place on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses, provide new students with one-on-one assistance completing the application process, starting an application for financial aid, taking placement tests and exploring academic pathways with an advisor. Continuing YVC students can also participate and get assistance registering for classes. No appointment is needed to participate in our Express Enrollment Days, and new students will be able to take home some YVC swag!

Express Enrollment Days provide a great opportunity for anyone interested in starting their college plans said Marc Coomer, dean of College and Career Readiness and YVC’s Grandview Campus.

“Don’t wait anymore or tell yourself ‘tomorrow’ — YVC is ready to help you start working toward a new future now,” Coomer said.

Express Enrollment Days — Yakima Campus (S. 16th Ave & Nob Hill Blvd)

  • June 22 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Deccio Higher Education Center (Building #8)
  • July 20 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Deccio Higher Education Center (Building #8)
  • August 3 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Deccio Higher Education Center (Building #8)

Express Enrollment Days – Grandview Campus (500 W. Main Street)

  • June 21 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grandview Main (Building #56)
  • July 19 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grandview Main (Building #56)
  • August 2 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grandview Main (Building #56)

During our June 21 and 22 Express Enrollment events, new students enrolling for fall quarter classes will be able to enjoy a free lunch served by Garcia’s Kitchen from 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy tacos and aguas frescas from one of the Yakima Valley’s favorite taco trucks!

What to Bring to Express Enrollment?

New first-time students and recent high school graduates should bring:

  • Test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • High school transcript
  • Transcripts showing any college credit for Running Start or other programs

Transfer students from another college should bring:

  • College transcript(s), official transcripts from another college must be brought sealed
  • Placement scores from a previous college, if possible

For financial aid assistance during Express Enrollment, students are encouraged to bring the materials listed below for themselves and from parents/guardians. These documents may not be available to all students, but do not let it discourage you from participating. Volunteers will be able to help get your FAFSA or WASFA application started with whatever information you can provide.

All information and documents shared with volunteers will be kept private and confidential. Information will only be used to help students and families apply for financial aid.

Students should bring the following for financial aid assistance:

  • Social Security number and/or card (if applicable)
  • DACA work authorization number and/or card (if applicable)
  • Driver’s license or state identification card (if applicable)
  • If you were born after January 1, 2000 bring parent(s) and their 2021 income data (W-2s or year-end pay stub and/or 2021 tax return)
  • If you were born before January 2000, are married, have dependents you support or are active in or a veteran of the U.S. armed services, bring your 2021 income data (W-2s or 2021 tax return)
  • A valid email address for establishing Federal Student Aid ID (FSA-ID)
  • Student’s tax return & W-2s if employed in 2021

Parents/guardians should have available the following for financial aid assistance:

  • Their Social Security number and/or card and date of birth (if applicable) 
  • Income tax return for 2021. If this is not available, students and families can estimate the information using 2022 year-to-date income information.
  • A valid email address for establishing Federal Student Aid ID (FSA-ID)

Complete your application by August 7 to start classes this fall!

In addition to Express Enrollment Days, anyone interested in beginning studies at YVC can contact the college’s Admissions Office for assistance at admission@yvcc.edu or 509.574.4712. New students must complete their application online for fall quarter admission. Search for classes online.

Coomer noted that students have benefitted from the resumption of more in-person classes and services during the 2022-23 academic year.

“YVC is known for quality instruction, small classes, connecting students to career opportunities, and being a place where students can build a better life,” Coomer said. “Returning more activities to campus has given us even more opportunity to help students be successful.”

Press Release Contacts:
Dustin Wunderlich / 509.574.6870 / dwunderlich@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu