Become a Student at Yavapai College

The following steps will guide you through the process of quickly becoming a registered student so that you can take credit classes at Yavapai College.

Step #1: Apply for Admission to Yavapai College

Go to YC Quickstart! to complete an application for admission. You will receive a username and a temporary password. Follow the directions to set up your new permanent password. Your username and password will be needed to log onto the website. Out of state tuition will be charged unless the student provides proof of citizenship and Arizona state residency. Go to Residency Requirements for more information.

Process for International Students.

Step #2: Apply for Financial Aid
  • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (use Yavapai College code: 001079)
  • YC Scholarships - Log onto the YC website and go to "My Services >> Students >> My Financial Aid".
  • Outside Scholarships - For information or help, call (928) 776-2152 or (928) 634-6502
  • Use the Net Price Calculator - use this tool to estimate your cost for tuition to attend school at Yavapai College.
Step #3: Take the COMPASS Skills Assessment

Reading Comprehension/ Math/ English Composition. Prescott area: Bldg 1-225. Call 928.776.2200 to make an appointment. Verde Valley area: Bldg I-123. Call 928.634.6561 to make an appointment.

Step #4: Request official transcripts

Applying prior college or university credit to your Yavapai College record requires an official transcript to be sent from the previous institution directly to:

  • Yavapai College Enrollment Services
  • 1100 E. Sheldon
  • Prescott, AZ 86301

The Enrollment Services office evaluates transcripts in the order they are received. Students will be notified via their YC email address when transcripts have been received and when they've been evaluated.

Step #5: See an Academic Advisor

See an Academic Advisor

Call 928.776.2106 or 928.634.6510 for more information, or to schedule a phone or in-person appointment with an academic advisor to discuss and plan for your academic & career goals.

Step #6: Register for Classes

Log into the YC website from the login button in the upper right hand corner of this or any YC page. Type in your username and password. Go to "My Services >> Students >> Search and Register for Classes".

Step #7: Payment Information

Don't forget to arrange for payment. Contact the Business Office for information about bills, payments and payment plans: 928.776.2140 or 928.634.6518

Step #8: Get your Photo ID

Available after registration. Your first ID is free (a fee applies for replacing lost or damaged IDs).

Step #9: Attend New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is required for your success! Watch for an email invitation after you have enrolled in your classes.

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Yavapai College offers on-campus housing for the full college experience. Our hall community houses a diverse population which makes living on-campus an enriching experience.

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Food service on the Prescott campus features pizza, fresh baked goods, made-to-order food, stir fry, pasta bars, grill, deli, soup & salad bar, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

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Enjoy comfortable and safe communities that encourage not only academic achievement, but also personal, physical, intellectual, ethical and cultural growth.

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Recreation options include a trail on the Prescott campus to hike or bike, strolling through a sculpture garden, swimming pool and fitness center, and organized intramural activities.

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The Yavapai College Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe educational, social and work environment for all students, faculty, and staff members.

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