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Pathway Advising Days

If you have fewer than 30 college-level credits you must meet with your pathway advisor before you can register for next quarter’s classes. Each pathway has a scheduled time and location.

Pathway Advising Days

Pathway Advising Days occur once during most quarters when advisors suspend their daytime classes so you have more time to meet with them. This provides you a chance to review your academic plan and make sure you are moving toward your goal.

Fall Pathway Advising Days

November 1, 2022

Yakima Valley College is providing mandatory advising via phone, Zoom, and email for students with less than 30 college-level credits.

If you haven’t already, choose your academic pathway using the Pathway Selection Tool. Complete the tool by October 22 at 3:00 p.m. in order to participate in Advising Day.

Advising Locations & Times

  • Arts & Humanities Pathway: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Deccio Higher Education Center (Building #8) Room 230
  • Business Pathway: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Technology Complex (Building #24) Rooms 210, 211 & 213
  • Healthcare Pathway:
    • Nursing: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Raymond Hall (Building #7) 2nd Floor
    • Radiologic Tech: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Raymond Hall (Building #7) 2nd Floor
    • Veterinary Tech: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Lyon Hall (Building #30) Vet Tech Department
    • Dental Hygiene: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Brown Dental Clinic (Building #3)
    • Allied Health: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Allied Health Building (Building #37)
  • Social Sciences & Education Pathway: 7:30 a.m. – 6.p.m.; Glenn Anthon Hall (Building #4) Rooms 112 & 114
  • STEM Pathway: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Glenn Anthon Hall (Building #4) Check in at the 2nd floor lobby
  • Exploratory Pathway: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Deccio Higher Education Center (Building #8) Room 236
  • Grandview Campus Students: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 2 – 5 p.m.; Workforce Education Center (Building #51) Room 199

More details about advising locations and times.

November 1, 2022: No daytime in-person or synchronous classes are held. Evening classes that begin at 6 p.m. or later are held at their normal times. (Synchronous classes run in real-time online.) All Bachelor of Applied Science classes follow their regular schedules.

What to expect during Advising Days

Your advisor will call or email you to schedule an advising time to arrange with students times, and methods to meet (usually by phone or Zoom meeting). If your advisor has to leave you a voicemail or email, please respond promptly.

Students: Please confirm your contact information is up to date in your student profile. Visit the Student Portal to view your profile and update your phone or email address if needed.

Don’t know who your advisor is? Your pathway advisor is listed in your Student Portal. If you are still unsure who your advisor is, do not hear from your advisor, or have more questions, please contact the Counseling & Advising Center by phone at 509.574.4956, or by email at

Advising is not mandatory for students that have more than 30 college-level credits (100 level and above).

Running Start Students

Running Start students should check the Running Start Canvas class for Running Start advising sessions. Students may attend a pathway drop-in session. If students receive an email from a pathway advisor, they should attend that appointment as well.
Phone: 509.574.4970 or 509.574.4971

What is Pathway Advising?

Students who have a clear plan are more likely to achieve their academic goals. Pathway advising helps you develop an academic plan and focus your time at YVC. A good plan can save you time and money. YVC is committed to student success. We are here to assist you in planning your education so that you are taking the courses you need to get the degree you want.

Attention Students: If you have fewer than 30 college-level credits you must meet with your pathway advisor before you can register for next quarter’s classes.​ If you have over 30 college-level credits we encourage you to meet with your advisor, please contact them directly to schedule a time.

​What is Pathway Advising?

Pathway advising groups related degrees and certificates. When you choose a pathway, you choose a group of advisors who are experts on those degrees and certificates. Learn more about pathways.

​Am I stuck on a Pathway forever?

No. We understand goals can shift and bend as life happens. So if your goals change, your advisor will help you to change pathways.

​What does an advisor do?

Advisors are full time instructors and counselors who will help you understand degree and certificate requirements, develop a balanced schedule, and help prepare you to register for classes next quarter.

​Do I have to meet with an advisor?

Mandatory advising for new students

All new students are required to meet with a pathway advisor until they have successfully completed 30 college-level credits. After 30 college-level credits and the mandatory requirement has been meet it is highly recommended that students continue to seek quarterly advising.

Transfer and returning students

Transfer and returning students will be advised their first quarter and until they have met the 30 credit criteria for new students. Once the requirement has been met they can be released from mandatory advising by their academic advisor.​


Contact the Counseling & Advising Center

Yakima Campus
Deccio Higher Education Center
Building 8, Room 164
​Grandview Campus
Grandview Main Building
Building 56, Room 121