Yakima Valley College returning to full in-person operations this fall

Yakima Valley College is gearing up for the return of hundreds of face-to-face classes and a resumption of full, in-person student services in Fall 2022 as part of its “Welcome Back Yaks!” celebration.

The return of more in-person instruction, academic support, student services and activities on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses is an important step for the college and the entire community said President Linda Kaminski.

“While our students and faculty adapted well to the shift to largely online instruction over the past two years, we know that the on-campus experience adds a tremendous amount to our students’ success,” Kaminski said. “YVC has always been extremely successful in being a place where students feel they belong and can find the academic and other support services they need. We look forward to this return to pre-pandemic life and reinvigorating our campus community.”

Additional student services are returning to in-person operation this summer and full, in-person business hours for all campus operations will resume starting Tuesday, September 13. Fall quarter classes begin September 19. Online courses and support services will continue to be offered for students who need them.

In preparation for Fall 2022, YVC will host multiple Express Enrollment Days this summer on the Grandview Campus where new students can get hands-on assistance with completing the application process, starting an application for student aid, taking placement tests and exploring academic pathways with an advisor. Continuing YVC students can also participate and get assistance registering for fall quarter classes. YVC’s $30 application fee for new students will be waived for anyone who attends an Express Enrollment Day. The event is family-friendly and no appointment is needed.

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 – Grandview Campus (500 W. Main Street)

  • June 22 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grandview Main (Building #56)
  • June 29 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grandview Main (Building #56)
  • July 6 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grandview Main (Building #56)

Additional summer enrollment events on the college’s Yakima Campus will be announced soon.

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, 1999 bring parent(s) and their 2021 income data (W-2’s or year-end pay stub and/or 2021 tax return)
  • If you were born before January 1999, 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-2’s or 2021 tax return)
  • A valid email address for establishing Federal Student Aid ID (FSA-ID)
  • Student’s tax return & W-2’s 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 9 to start classes this fall!

In addition to Express Enrollment Days, anyone interested in beginning studies at YVC in Fall 2022 can contact the college’s Admissions Office for assistance at admission@yvcc.edu or 509.574.4712. New students must complete their application online by August 9 for fall quarter admission. Search for Fall Quarter 2022 classes online.

Coomer noted that students are already benefitting from the resumption of more in-person classes and services this spring.

“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 gives 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