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. See the schedules for details.
Advising Day occurs 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.
2019-2020 Advising Days
October 29, 2019 | February 4, 2020 | May 4-13, 2020
Spring Advising Day Revised
YVC is hosting mandatory advising via telephone and email. Your advisor will call or email you sometime between May 4 and May 13, 2020.
If your advisor has to leave you a voicemail or email, respond promptly. If you do not hear from your advisor by the end of the day May 13 and are unsure who your advisor is, contact the Counseling & Advising Center by phone at 509.574.4956, or by email at email@example.com.
If you have more than 30 college-level credits (100 level and above), advising is not mandatory. You may still have questions and your pathway advisor is available. Your advisor’s name and contact information are available in the Student Portal.
What is Advising?
Students who have a clear plan are more likely to achieve their academic goals. 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
Deccio Higher Education Center
Building 8, Room 164
Grandview Main Building
Building 56, Room 121