Admission to Yavapai College

Yavapai College invites qualified individuals who demonstrate evidence of potential success as adult learners in an institution of post-secondary higher education to seek admission.


In accordance with Arizona state law, Revised Statute 15-1805.01, Yavapai College may admit:

1. A person who satisfies one of the following criteria:

  1. is a graduate of a high school that is regionally accredited or approved by an authorized state educational agency; or
  2. has obtained a high school certificate of equivalency; or
  3. is 18 years of age or older and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the College; or
  4. is a student transferring from another regionally accredited college or university in good standing.

2. A person who is under 18 years of age and has not satisfied the requirements above may be admitted upon achievement of:

  1. a composite score of 93 or more on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT); or
  2. a composite 930 score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); or
  3. a composite 22 score on the American College Test (ACT); or
  4. a passing score on the relevant portions of the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test; or
  5. a satisfactory score on a College placement test designated by the College that indicates the student is at the appropriate college level for the course.

3. A person who is under 18 years of age and has not satisfied the requirements above may apply for Admission by selecting the High School application option.

The College may admit a student to enroll in [a] course[s] if the student meets the established requirements of the course[s] and the College officials determine that the student's admission is in the best interest of the student and the College. The College does not admit high school students to remedial classes. A Parental Consent form is required for admission.

4. Yavapai College may admit students according to intergovernmental agreement, contract, program participation, or College-approved instruction.

  • Yavapai College reserves the right to enroll students in courses. The College may limit students under age 18 to twelve (12) credits or fewer per term.
  • Admission to Yavapai College does not guarantee admission to specific programs.
  • Specialized application materials may be required for certain programs (e.g., Nursing and Gunsmithing), from non-citizens of the United States, from students appealing a residency classification, and in related circumstances.

Official high school and college transcripts must be mailed directly to:

Admissions & Registration Office
1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, AZ 86301 USA

Transfer students should submit a request to have their transcripts evaluated.

Students must be officially accepted for admission before they can be assigned on-campus employment, qualify for financial aid, or participate in athletic practice.

Students interested in receiving any Title IV Student Assistance Program funding (PELL Grant and all other federal student assistance programs) are subject to certain federal regulations.