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Online student services getting upgraded

YVC prepares to launch new online tools to improve student experience

This May, Yakima Valley College will introduce new, mobile-friendly tools for students to register for classes, communicate with their instructors and advisors, view financial aid awards, and much more.

“Implementing ctcLink is an exciting step for our college community, especially our students,” said Teresa Rich, vice president for administrative services. “It gives students, faculty and staff the ability to conduct all of their college business anywhere, anytime. We’re looking forward to giving students a more user-friendly experience with ctcLink.”

YVC is part of the sixth group of Washington state community and technical colleges switching from technology introduced in the mid-1980s to ctcLink. YVC will activate ctcLink on May 9, and staff across campus will setup and transition to the new system before it is ready for students to start using on May 19.

Many college offices will be closed or have limited hours from May 9 to 20 to focus on the transition. This includes Admissions, Advising, Business Offices, Cashiering, Enrollment and Registration, Financial Aid Offices, and Payroll. Financial aid and scholarship disbursements will not occur between April 22 and May 20.

Students will receive instructions about how to access ctcLink and activate their accounts on May 12. More information about ctcLink is available online.

During the implementation of ctcLink, student coursework in Canvas will not be interrupted. Students also will continue to have access to email and Office365 as well as library systems.