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Advising Day

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 Days

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.

Fall Advising Days

October 28 – November 3, 2020

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

Your advisor will call or email you to schedule an advising time between October 28 and November 3, 2020.

If your advisor has to leave you a voicemail or email, please respond promptly.

All pathways will have advising available via zoom on November 3, 2020.  Drop-in zoom sessions on November 3 will be limited, so the best way to get advising is by promptly replying to your advisor’s call or email.

Your pathway advisor is listed on 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 counseling@yvcc.edu.

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

Running Start Students

If a Pathway Advisor reaches out to you, meet with them. If you have questions about your pathway, who your pathway advisor is, or other Advising Day questions, please email a Running Start advisor.
Phone: 509.574.4970 or 509.574.4971
Email: runningstart@yvcc.edu

Arts & Humanities Pathway

Advising Period Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2020
Advisors will email the student to schedule an advising appointment time.

Business Pathway

Advising Days Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2020
Advisors will email the student to schedule an advising appointment time.

Healthcare Pathway

Advising Days Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2020
Advisors will email the student to schedule an advising appointment time.

Social Sciences & Education Pathway

Advising Days Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2020
Advisors will email the student to schedule an advising appointment time.

STEM Pathway

Advising Days Oct. 28 – Nov 3, 2020
Advisors will contact students directly by phone or email.
Advising resources are available online.

Exploratory Pathway

Advising Days Oct. 28 – Nov 3, 2020
Advisors will email students to schedule an advising appointment time.
Advising resources are available online.

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Drop-in Zoom Sessions

These drop-in zoom sessions are for currently enrolled students who:

  • Were unable to meet with their assigned advisor another way
  • Do not need to attend mandatory advising, but still want to get advised

* This is the first time we do drop-in advising. We are unsure how well this will work. Let’s just be real. We encourage you to have patience and try to meet with your assigned advisor before November 3, 2020. 

Preparing to meet with an advisor

Make sure to have:

  • Grades from your current classes or English and Math placement info
  • What classes you would like to take for the upcoming quarter
  • Whatever questions you may have

Joining the Zoom Sessions

Zoom links will be posted on November 3, 2020

The zoom sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that students will be meeting with an advisor from the pathway, not necessarily their assigned advisor.

Yakima Sessions will be held from 9-11:00 AM and 4-6:00 PM and Grandview Sessions will be held from 10-11:30 AM and 6-7:30 PM

When you click on the link to join the meeting, please type out your full name (same as when you applied to YVC). You will then wait for the host to add you to the meeting in order to meet with an advisor. You will meet in private breakout rooms.

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.​

​​Questions?

Contact the Counseling & Advising Center

Yakima Campus
509.574.4956
Deccio Higher Education Center
Building 8, Room 164
​Grandview Campus
509.882.7000
Grandview Main Building
Building 56, Room 121