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.

  • 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

Before you start, please watch this short how-to video on activating for students. (Courtesy of Seattle Colleges.)

Common ctcLink Activation Issues

Please be aware of a few common issues students have experienced during account activation:

  1. Full versus shortened first name — You will need to use the first name you used when you registered at YVC. If your full first name doesn’t work and there’s a shortened name you commonly use, try that.
  2. Hyphenated last names — You will need to use the last name you used when you registered at YVC. If you have a hyphenated last name, try both with and without a hyphen.
  3. Birthdate — Double-check to make sure you have entered your correct birthdate in the format (MM/DD/YYYY) or use the calendar icon.

If you encounter issues with ctcLink account activation or other technical difficulties, please contact the HelpDesk at 509.574.4717 or email

Our Student Tutorials will help you learn how to:

  • Manage Classes – Class Enrollments and registrations
  • Financial Aid – Manage financial aid awards and applications.
  • Academic Records – View past classes with grades and get unofficial transcripts.
  • Profile – View or update personal information.
  • And more!

Please note: Classes will operate as usual in Canvas. For assistance with IT questions related to student email, Canvas, Microsoft Office applications, and more, please contact the YVC Help Desk.

Student ctcLink Updates

ctcLink Update: System Maintenance

April 17, 2024|Comments Off on ctcLink Update: System Maintenance

ctcLink System Maintenance Date: Friday and Saturday, April 26 - 27 ctcLink maintenance set for April 27, Cashier’s Office to close early April 26 On Saturday, April 27, ctcLink will be temporarily offline for [...]

ctcLink Update: System Maintenance

February 20, 2024|Comments Off on ctcLink Update: System Maintenance

ctcLink Production Environment – System Maintenance Date: Saturday, March 2 On Saturday, March 2, ctcLink will be temporarily offline for system maintenance. The maintenance window is from 7 – 9 a.m. with the following expected [...]