Getting Started 2017-11-28T01:29:34+00:00


Are you looking to apply for admission? Wanting to pay your tuition? Need to apply for financial aid? We can help you get started on your new path.

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Apply for Admission

No matter where you’re going, Yakima Valley College is the place to start. With our many academic options, you can earn the training, degree, or certificate you need to get a great job, or you can earn credits that transfer to a four-year university.

Apply for Admission
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Get Registered

Ready to register for classes? Follow the steps below to prepare for your registration date and time and ensure you get the classes you need. Your registration depends on paying your fees on time. Once it’s your registration date, go to Student Portal to sign up for your classes.

Get Registered
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Paying for College

It costs less than you think. YVC participates in most federal and state aid programs as well as offers institutional financial aid programs. Be sure to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for aid. Scholarships are available offered.

Pay for College

Degree Pathways

What are your career and life goals? Select one of  six pathways. YVC’s pathways are groups of related degrees and certificates. Associated with each pathways is a team of academic advisors who will assist you in focusing your time at YVC to meet your education and career goals.

Degree pathways
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Degrees and Certificates

Four different different bachelor of applied science degrees, 55 associate degrees, and over 100 certificate of achievement programs, all in diverse fields including business, healthcare, education, STEM, computer science, basic skills, art and much more.

Degrees and Certificates
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Programs A-Z

Search through all our programs.Explore your academic interests, find your passions and become who you want to be. Scientists. Artists. Entrepreneurs. Mathematicians. Performers. Philosophers. Nurses. Dental Hygienists. Engineers. Educators. Politicians.

Programs A-Z


Who needs to apply? 2017-11-16T22:24:55+00:00

You need to complete an application to YVC if:

  1. You have never been a student at YVC
  2. You haven’t attended YVC for a year or more (if you missed both Fall and Spring quarter.)
  3. You are attending are a high school student and wanting to take college classes.
  4. You are transferring from another colege
  5. You are an international student
How long does it hear back about my application? 2017-11-16T22:34:55+00:00

Students typically hear back a few days after submitting the application fee. If it has been longer than a week, check with admissions to verify your payment has been received.

What is open enrollment? 2017-11-16T22:40:18+00:00

Yakima Valley College (YVC) is committed to an open-door policy and encourages the use of its postsecondary educational opportunities and services by the whole community. All community members, whether or not they possess a high school diploma, may enroll at the college without regard for their past educational record. The chief criterion is that every applicant can benefit from college programs.

Can I pay my tuition online? 2017-11-16T22:49:55+00:00

Yes. You can pay your tuition online and avoid waiting in the Cashier’s Office line.

Can you extend my tuition due date? 2017-11-16T22:50:27+00:00

No. The Office of Registration & Records cannot extend any student’s tuition due date.

How much does it cost to attend? 2017-11-16T22:49:24+00:00

You can find the tuition and fees on the Financial Aid page along with how to apply for aid.