Running Start Program offers information nights for local high school students

Yakima Valley College’s Running Start Program will host information nights for current high school sophomores and juniors and their parents to learn how the program can enable them to earn up to two years of college credit tuition-free. The meetings will take place both online and in local high schools. Please see the table below for a list of upcoming information sessions.

Fall Quarter Entrance Fall 2023

Date Time Location Room
January 23 5:30 p.m. Sunnyside High School Auditorium
February 7 6:00 p.m. Eisenhower High School TBA
February 8 6:00 p.m. Davis High School Cafeteria
February 15 6:00 p.m. West Valley High School Auditorium
March 8 6:00 p.m. Zillah High School Cafeteria
February 21 6:30 p.m. Selah High School Auxiliary Gym
February 22 6:00 p.m. Naches Valley High School Cafeteria
February 23 6:00 p.m. East Valley High School TBA
February 28 6:00 p.m. Granger High School Cafeteria
March 6 6:30 p.m. Wapato High School Cafeteria
March 13 6:00 p.m. Yakima Valley College – Yakima Parker Room
March 22

March 23

6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

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Mabton High School



Other Area High Schools If your high school is not hosting an information night, please feel free to attend any other convenient session. Contact your high school’s counseling office or visit for information about the Running Start Program at YVC.

The Running Start Program offers eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in college classes at YVC’s Yakima and Grandview campuses, as well as online classes, and receive both high school and college credit. Public, private and homeschool students are eligible for Running Start.

Running Start students can:

  • Get a head start on college by earning up to two years of college credit
  • Attend classes full- or part-time
  • Select and sample diverse classes
  • Transition to college life
  • Save thousands of dollars earning their college degree and enter their career more quickly

Plan now for Fall Quarter 2023, applications to participate in Running Start must be submitted by August 3. For more information visit:

Press Release Contacts:
Dustin Wunderlich / 509.574.6870 /
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 /