GET STARTED

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Degrees and Certificates

Five 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.

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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.