YVC recognizes that our adult learners come to us with a variety of learning experience that may not have come from a traditional classroom. You may be able to earn college credit for what you have already learned. This may accelerate your pace toward meeting your educational goals. You can earn credit by taking a national exam, transferring industry training, transferring military training, or through a course challenge. To learn more, visit: www.YVCC.edu/GetCredit
Credit by Testing
- What: YVC awards credit through Credit by Testing through Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examinations Program (CLEP), and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). Check the website for the most updated courses and scores *Information published is subject to change.
- Cost: Test fees vary based on individual testing organizations.
- How: AP and IB tests are completed while in High School - submit official scores to Registration. CLEP and DSST can be taken through many testing centers including YVC’s Testing Center. To schedule a CLEP or DSST test, call the YVC Testing Center at 509.574.4738 - submit official scores to Registration.
- Limitations: You must successfully complete one quarter at YVC before credit through Credit by Testing will be added to your transcript. Only S grades will be given through Credit by Testing. Consult with your advisor before pursuing credit through Credit by Testing.
- What: Knowledge and skills acquired outside the institution and objectively verified through third-party certifications, workforce, industry and military trainings.
- Cost: $0 per credit for military training and $10 per credit for all other trainings.
- How: Military training will be assessed upon evaluation of an official Joint Services Transcript. For all other courses, meet with designated faculty to determine qualification, pay fees at Cashier and submit the non-traditional learning credit petition form to registration.
- Limitations: Most credit through Extra-Institutional Learning will be awarded an S grade. Consult with your advisor before pursuing credit through Extra-Institutional Learning.
- What: YVC has multiple courses available for Course Challenge. If students have mastery of the course objective and outcomes they may opt to apply for a Course Challenge.
- Cost: $25 per credit
- How: Meet with designated faculty to determine qualification and arrange the Course Challenge, pay fees at Cashier and submit the non-traditional learning credit petition form to registration.
- Limitations: Although many courses may award letter grades, some credit through Course Challenge may be awarded as an S grade. Consult with your advisor before pursuing credit through Course Challenge.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Credit
YVC and the Yakima Valley CTE Dual Credit consortium are pleased to offer direct transcription. We are one of 28 community and technical colleges across the state that has entered into this arrangement with local high schools.
CTE Dual Credit students remain enrolled in their high school. When enrolled in a CTE Dual Credit articulated class, students in the class meet the same requirements as students who take the class at the college. At the end of the course, the high school teacher notifies the CTE Dual Credit coordinator at the college of all students who passed the class with a grade of B or higher. Credit is not available to students who earn below a B.
In order to receive direct transcription credit for CTE Dual Credit coursework, students must submit a registration form for the classes they have successfully completed. There is no charge for direct transcription credits.
For more information, including a current list of articulated classes, please call the CTE Dual Credit coordinator at the phone number listed in the directory.