Student Tutorials2022-05-19T15:13:03+00:00

Student Tutorials

Yakima Valley College is launching a new student self-service portal and mobile app that provides an improved user experience. Your college services will be easier to navigate and use. ctcLink includes a new class registration system. The new online registration system will help you manage your entire college student experience.

ctcLink Desktop Version
ctcLink Mobile Version

Activate Your Account

You must use the Full Site to activate your ctcLink account. Once you have activated your ctcLink account, you can use a free app on your mobile device or this user-friendly desktop version of the mobile site.

Activate Your ctcLink Account
  • If you have already received a ctcLink ID number from another college and activated your account with them:
    • You do not need to activate your account again or receive a new number
    • Use your existing number

How to Activate Your Account and More Tutorials

ctcLink ID Lookup Tool
Activate ctcLInk Account
Reset ctcLink Password

Video courtesy of Seattle Colleges provides an introductory video tour of the applications contained in a student’s ctcLink account.

ctcLink ID vs student email

What do I use to log in?

ctcLink ID

Activate ctcLink Account
Access ctcLink Account
ctcLink ID will replace SID
(ctcLink ID is NOT your student email)

New Student Email

Canvas
Outlook Email
Computer Labs
Loaned Laptops

ctcLink Account Setup

Activate your ctcLink Account2022-05-12T22:23:05+00:00

Activate your ctcLink Account

All returning students, staff, and faculty need to activate their new ctcLink account. When you activate your account, you will be assigned a ctcLink ID number (called EMPLID in the new system) and you will need to create a password. Be sure to write down your new number when you get it and keep it in a safe place.

You can locate your new EMPLID here:  ctcLink User ID (EMPLID) Lookup 

If you activated your account and did not write down your new ctcLink ID, see the recovery instructions in this section of tutorials.

  • Click on "Activate Your Account" at the bottom of the login screen
  • Step 1
    Navigate to the Activate Your Account page from your college’s website.

  • Step 2
    Select the Activate Your Account link.

  • Step 3

    Enter your First Name and Last Name. Please make sure you have entered your name correctly. (If your legal name is a single name—such as Pran, Madonna or Nani – you must enter a hyphen (-) in the First Name field and enter your single name in the Last Name field.)

    Enter your Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) as shown or use the calendar icon.

    Enter either your ctcLink ID or SID.

  • Step 4
    Select the Security Question from the drop-down menu. (At least 6 letters long.  You only need to select one question.)

  • Step 5
    Provide the Answer to your security question.

  • Step 6
    Additional Account Recovery options are located in the Account Recovery box.

    1. Enter Phone Number for text (SMS) option.
    2. Enter Phone Number for voice option.
  • Step 7
    Create a password and confirm it. Click “submit.”

  • Step 8
    Write down your new ctcLink ID. The account is now activated. Close your browser. Open your browser again and login with your new ctcLink ID and password.

Update your Preferred Contact2022-05-12T22:35:16+00:00

Update your Preferred Contact Details

  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • student profile
  • Contact details
  • click plus sign below email
  • add email address
  • save button
  • Step 1
    Navigate to “ctcLink” on the college website.

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password.

  • Step 3
    In ctcLink, click on the ctcLink Student Homepage.

  • Step 4
    In ctcLink, click on the Profile tile.

  • Step 5
    In ctcLink, click on Contact Details.

  • Step 6
    Select an existing Email to update or select + to add a new Email Type.

  • Step 7

    The Add Email page displays. Enter Email address. If appropriate, check the Preferred checkbox.

  • Step 8
    Select Save.

Verify Personal Information2022-05-12T22:45:13+00:00

Verify Personal Information

Use the Personal Details tile to view and update personal information such as addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, gender identity, sexual orientation, and more.

  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • student profile
  • Step 1
    Go to the ctcLink login page.

  • Step 2
    Click Student Homepage, then Profile tile.

  • Step 3
    Your Personal Details will be displayed, and you can review your personal details such as name, date of birth, and social security number.
    Listed below is your Primary Name. When you select Primary Name, you can view the legal name that is on file. You cannot update this online.
    Note: If the information is incorrect or needs to be updated, you must contact Office of the Registrar.

  • Step 4
    You may add another name by clicking on the plus (+) button. Be sure to indicate which name is Primary and Preferred
    Make the desired changes, and when finished, click on Save.

Account Activation Q&A2022-04-13T23:41:30+00:00

Account Activation Q&A

Q: How will I get my new ctcLink ID number?

A: For faculty or returning students, you get your new ctcLink ID number (called EMPLID in the system) when you activate your ctcLink account. Be sure to write down your new number when you get it and keep it in a safe place.  You can locate your new EMPLID here:  Find your ctcLink EMPLID

Q: Will the ctcLink ID number replace my SID?

A: Yes, if you previously had a SID your ctcLink ID number replaces your old SID.

 Q: Will my ctcLink password be the same as my Yakima Valley College network login? 

A: While this is a possibility for the future, right now employees and students should anticipate having a unique password for the ctcLink system. To log in, use your ctcLink ID number (EMPLID) and a password. The EMPLID replaces your SID.

Q: What if I already have a ctcLink ID number from another college?

A: If you have already received a ctcLink ID number from another college, you do not need to activate your account or receive a new number. The ctcLink ID number you already have is what you will use.

Q: What if I’m an instructor and also a student or staff member?

A: The “applications” you will see in your ctcLink access correspond to your roles at Yakima Valley College. Important note: the contact information you enter through the “Personal Details” tile in Employee Self Service will override the contact information you enter through the “Profile” tile in Student Self Service.

Q: Will new employees be active in ctcLink before their first day?

A: Human Resources do most of the set-up for new employees before their first day, but employees themselves must enter key pieces of information (including selecting a password and setting security questions) to activate their ctcLink accounts. For most employees, account activation will occur during the first day on the job.

Manage Your ctcLink Account

Manage your ctcLink Account2022-04-13T15:51:27+00:00
  • Click on "Activate Your Account" at the bottom of the login screen
  • rest
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • Step 3
    Enter your ctcLink ID. It is a 9-digit number that starts with 101 or 201

  • Step 4
    Click in the answer fields. This will autofill the security questions you set when you activated your account.

  • Step 5
    Answer the questions just like you did when you activated your account.

  • Step 6
    Create a new password and confirm it.

  • Step 7
    Your password has been reset.

ctcLink MobileApp

Get the Mobile App2022-04-13T17:49:56+00:00

One exciting feature of ctcLink is an app you can use on your mobile devices. Search the app store (iPhone) or play store (Android) on your mobile device for “ctcLink” to download and install this free app today. After you activate your ctcLink account, you’ll be able to access ctcLink directly through your mobile device using this app.

Note: You must activate your ctcLink account before using the mobile app or its web-based version.

Step-by-step Guide

  1. On your mobile device, proceed to the App Store (iOS)/Play Store (Android)
  2. Search for, ‘ctcLink’
  3. Locate the ctcLink app from the search results. Note: The app publisher is WA SBCTC or WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  4. Install the app
  5. Once installed, open the app and choose whether or not you want to allow notifications
  6. Review the Terms and Conditions. Scroll to the bottom and select Agree
  7. The list of Institutions will appear. Locate and select Yakima Valley College (you may use the search bar to lookup Yakima Valley College)
  8. Once Yakima Valley College is selected, you will be brought to the Yakima Valley College ctcLink Homepage. Here, you can access the following:
    • Student Portal
    • Canvas
    • Class Registration
    • Tuition Payment
    • And more!
Using the ctcLink mobile-friendly website2022-05-25T23:24:24+00:00

A ctcLink mobile app is a good option for people who use screen readers to interact with digital content. If you would rather not download the app, you can use the mobile-friendly website.

Student Mobile How-To Instructions

Financial Accounts

View your Aid2022-01-07T18:05:28+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • View the Aid Year and Institution
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on the “Financial Account” tile.

  • Step 5
    View the Aid Year and Institution

    • If you have attended other ctcLink schools previously, you may see previous school aid information.
    • There is currently no self-service access to your financial aid in ctcLink for 2021-22 (Fall 2021, Winter 2022 & Spring 2022) at Yakima Valley College. This does NOT mean that there is an issue with your aid or that your application is missing. All current information about your aid, status, and application can continue to be found in the Financial Aid Portal, accessed from the Financial Aid page on the Yakima Valley College website.
  • Step 6

    View your current financial aid details

      • Log in to your Financial Aid Portal using:
        • Username: your full Social Security Number or ITIN or WASFA ID
        • Password: your Date of birth in MM/DD/YY format. For example, January 1, 2002 = 010102
      • View your eligible aid and accept or decline offered aid – OR –
      • View any “Information We Need From You” to complete your application for aid.
        Also note, all financial aid disbursements will continue to be released via Bank Mobile and no changes or updates are required as a result of ctcLink. If you do need to update your deposit preference, log into your Bank Mobile account.
    • In the future, when 2022-23 FAFSA/WASFA applications begin to be processed, you will be able to view and take these actions in ctcLink:
      • View your aid status and details.
      • Accept and decline offered aid
      • View your Satisfactory Academic Progress standing
      • View and complete loan counseling.

    Watch for updates in the new year and be sure to submit your 2022-23 FAFSA/WASFA!

Check your account balance2022-01-07T18:11:45+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2

    Enter your ctcLink ID and password

  • Step 3

    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4

    Click on the “Financial Account” tile.

  • Step 5

    Your balance is shown at the top of the left sidebar and in the main window.

Make a Payment2022-01-07T18:51:57+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Make a Payment
  • Continue to Make a Payment
  • Confirm payment
  • Submit
  • Confirm Payment
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on the “Financial Account” tile.

  • Step 5
    Click on “Make a Payment” under “Payments.”

  • Step 6
    Enter the amount you want to pay.

  • Step 7
    Confirm the amount and click on “Continue to Make Payment.”

  • Step 8
    Enter your payment information and click “Finish.”

  • Step 9
    Review your information and click “Submit.”

  • Step 10
    Your payment has been accepted.

Registration & Class Information

Find your Enrollment Date2022-05-25T23:10:08+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Manage Classes
  • Enrollment Appointments
  • Enrollment Date
  • Enrollment Appointments
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on “Manage Classes.”

  • Step 5
    Click on “Enrollment Dates” and select the quarter you want to enroll in. Click “Continue.”

  • Step 6
    Continuing Students – If you are a continuing student, your enrollment date will be listed under “Enrollment Appointments:”

  • Step 7
    New Students – If you are a new student, your enrollment date will be listed under “Open Enrollment Dates by Session.”

Find your Enrollment Verification Date2022-01-11T00:11:18+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Manage Classes
  • Enrollment dates and term
  • Enrollment Appointments
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password.

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on “Manage Classes.”

  • Step 5
    Click on “Enrollment Dates” and select the appropriate term.

  • Step 6
    Your Shopping Cart Appointment times are listed on this page.

Search & Enroll in Classes2022-05-25T23:08:49+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Manage Classes
  • Enroll in Classes term
  • specific class details
  • Review selection
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password.

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on “Manage Classes.”

  • Step 5
    Click on “Class Search and Enroll.”  Choose the term you wish to enroll in.

  • Step 6
    Search your classes by name or keywords.

  • Step 7
    Select the course you wish to enroll in. You’ll see the options for dates and times on the next screen.
  • Step 8
    Select the specific course you want to enroll in.

  • Step 9
    Follow the prompts to review your class selection. Click “Next” when finished.

  • Step 10
    Select the options as necessary. Click “Accept” when you are done.

  • Step 11
    Click “Enroll” to enroll now or add the class to your shopping cart to wait.

Add Yourself to a Class Waitlist2022-01-11T00:34:59+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Manage Classes
  • Enroll in Classes term
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password.

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on “Manage Classes.”

  • Step 5
    Click on “Class Search and Enroll.” Choose the term you want to enroll in.

  • Step 6
    Search for classes by name or keywords.

  • Step 7
    Select the specific course you want to enroll in.

  • Step 8
    The class status will indicate if there’s a waitlist. If you want to be added to the waitlist, click on the class.

  • Step 9
    Follow the prompts to review your class selection. Click “Next” when done.

  • Step 11
    Click “Enroll” to enroll now or add the class to your shopping cart.

  • Step 12
    Click “Submit” to finalize the process.

  • Step 13
    You have now been added to the class waitlist.

View your Class Schedule2022-05-25T23:14:48+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Manage Classes
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password.

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on “Manage Classes.”

  • Step 5
    Click on “View My Classes.” The class information is shown under each class.

Drop/Withdraw from a Class2022-05-25T23:11:57+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Manage Classes
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password.

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on “Manage Classes.”

  • Step 5
    Click on “Enrollment Dates” and select the appropriate term.

  • Step 6
    Your Shopping Cart Appointment times are listed on this page.

Finding your Advisor2022-05-25T23:16:22+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password.

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on the “Academic Progress” tile.

  • Step 5
    Click on the “Advisors” menu button on the left side of the screen.

  • Step 6
    A list of assigned advisors displays. View the advisor contact information. If the advisor has an email address, a link to create an email will be available.

View Academic Progress/What-If Report2022-01-11T00:40:51+00:00
View Your Grades2022-05-25T23:18:03+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password.

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on the “Academic Records” tile.

  • Step 5
    Click on “View Grades.”

  • Step 6
    Choose the term you want to view.

  • Step 7
    Your grades are shown next to each class.

View/Print Your Unofficial Transcript2022-01-11T00:58:06+00:00
  • Enter your ctcLink ID and password
  • gateway page
  • Step 1
    Click on “ctcLink”

  • Step 2
    Enter your ctcLink ID and password.

  • Step 3
    Click on “Student Homepage.”

  • Step 4
    Click on the “Academic Records” tile.

  • Step 5
    Click on “View Unofficial Transcript.”

  • Step 6
    Click “Submit.”

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