So What are Advising Days?

What Do We Do in Advising and What to Expect

Advising Days will be held October 26-November 2, 2021. Yakima Valley College is providing mandatory advising via phone and email for students with less than 30 college-level credits.

What Does Mandatory Mean?

This means you need to be advised before you can register for your classes. During Advising, your advisor will help you select classes that will help you reach your goals. You will likely take a look at your degree worksheet and select classes from that worksheet or the college course catalog.

No Day Classes on November 2

No daytime classes are scheduled on November 2 to allow students greater access to advisors. Evening classes that begin after 6:30 p.m. will be held at their normal times. In addition, all bachelor of applied science classes will follow their regular schedule. Check with your instructors to see if there are any changes to your class schedules during advising days.

Your advisor will call or email you to schedule an advising time before October 26, 2021, and methods to meet (usually by phone or Zoom meeting). If your advisor must leave you a voicemail or email, please respond promptly.

Update your contact info in the student portal

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. The advisor will use this information

Wondering who is your advisor?

Your Pathway Advisor is listed in the Student Portal. If you are still unsure who your advisor is, do not hear from your advisor by October 26, or have more questions, please contact the Counseling & Advising Center by phone at 509.574.4956, or by email at

Running Start Students

If a Pathway Advisor reaches out to you, please meet with them. If you have questions about your pathway, who your Pathway Advisor is, or other Advising Days questions, please email a Running Start advisor at

More information about Advising Days

Advising is not mandatory for students that have more than 30 college-level credits (100 level and above). More information on Pathway Advising and the Fall Advising Days.