WSR 11-13-090




[ Filed June 20, 2011, 11:35 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-24-019.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 132P-160 WAC, Yakima Valley Community College admissions and registration rules.

Hearing Location(s): M. L. King Jr. Room, Hopf Union Building, Yakima Campus, South 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima, Washington, on July 27, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 13, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: Ms. Denise Anderson, Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC), P.O. Box 22520, Yakima, WA 98908-2520, e-mail, fax (509) 574-4702, by July 25, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact disabilities support services, YVCC, by July 25, 2011, TTY (relay service) (509) 574-4677 to (509) 574-4961.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of the proposed changes to the admissions and registration rules is to bring the college's Washington Administrative Code chapter up to date with current practices. The rule was last reviewed in 2003. Advances in technology and procedures have been incorporated into the draft regulations proposed.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposal is to amend chapter 132P-160 WAC to current admissions and registration procedures.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.140.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: YVCC, public.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Denise Anderson, Deccio Higher Education Center, 1000 South 12th Avenue, Yakima, WA, (509) 574-4702.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no small business impact in updating the college's admissions and registration rules.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. No impact.

June 14, 2011

Suzanne West

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 72-2, filed 12/4/72)

WAC 132P-160-020   Admission.   Any applicant for admission to Yakima Valley Community College shall be admitted when, as determined by the chief administrative officer of the district or his authorized representative, such applicant:

(1) Is competent to profit from the curricular offerings of the college; and

(2) Would not, by his presence or conduct, create a disruptive atmosphere within the college inconsistent with the purposes of the institution; and

(3) Is eighteen years of age or older or who ((is a graduate of a high school or whose application, if under eighteen years of age and not a graduate of a high school, has been approved, insofar as acquisition of approval is feasible, by the principal of the high school he is attending or which he last attended: Provided, That an applicant transferring from another institution of higher education who meets the above criteria, but who is not in good standing at the time of his transfer may be conditionally admitted to the college on a probationary status as determined by the chief administrative officer of the college or his authorized representative.

Admission to specialized curricula is listed with the curricula and these requirements must be met before admission to such specialized curricula will be permitted)) has a high school diploma or GED; and

(4) Has submitted a complete Washington state community college admission application.

Yakima Valley Community College applicants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with state law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, certain special procedures must be followed for students under the age of eighteen, selective admission programs, former students, veterans, and international students. These special procedures are published in the college catalog.

Placement testing or other professional assessments are generally required. Placement procedures and policies are published in the college catalog.

[Order 72-2, 132P-160-020, filed 12/4/72.]

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 72-2, filed 12/4/72)

WAC 132P-160-026   Registration.   ((Students are expected to apply for a registration appointment before the dates specified in the college calendar. The college will then notify the student of his appointment date. Students whose registration, including payment of all required fees, is not completed during the days specified as registration days will be charged a late registration fee. Registration is completed when all fees have been paid and when approval has been obtained of permanent registration form.)) Appointments to register are issued upon completion of designated preregistration procedures as described in the college catalog.

[Order 72-2, 132P-160-026, filed 12/4/72.]

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 72-2, filed 12/4/72)

WAC 132P-160-027   Tuition and fees.   ((All regular and special fees, including late registration fees, are established by the board of trustees. Fees are charged by Yakima Valley College on a quarterly basis for matriculation, tuition, for state resident students, nonresident students and audit students.

Special fees are charged for employment-related classes and specialized noncredit classes and fees are charged for certain laboratories. For those wishing to receive a diploma a graduation fee is charged. All fees are payable at the time of registration. No student is enrolled in classes until these fees have been paid. The college reserves the right to change any and all fees without notice if circumstances make it necessary to do so. The fee schedule may be found in the college catalog.)) (1) Tuition and fees are based on residency requirements detailed in chapter 28B.15 RCW, college and university fees. Tuition limits are set by the Washington state legislature and approved by the governor. Tuition rates and fees are set by the state board for community and technical colleges and are subject to change.

(2) Special quarterly fees and expenses:

(a) An explanation of fees may be obtained under the fees and expenses section of the college catalog.

(b) Fee schedules are not considered binding between Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) and students. The college and its divisions reserve the right to make changes. Changes shall take effect whenever the proper authorities determine. Except as other conditions permit, the college will make every reasonable effort to ensure students currently enrolled receive advance notice of changes.

[Order 72-2, 132P-160-027, filed 12/4/72.]

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 72-2, filed 12/4/72)

WAC 132P-160-029   Resident status.   ((Students whose domicile has been in the state of Washington for one full year prior to registration may be classified as residents.)) In determining resident status, students are considered to be residents if they have lived in the state for one year prior to registration and also meet the requirements as outlined in chapter 28.15 RCW. Burden of proof of domicile rests with the student. The registrar will review the questionnaire and will notify the student in writing of the decision, which is subject to appeal. Students who are not residents of the state of Washington ((must pay the nonresident rate of)) are subject to the current nonresident rate for tuition and fees.

[Order 72-2, 132P-160-029, filed 12/4/72.]

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 72-2, filed 12/4/72)

WAC 132P-160-030   ((Honorable dismissal.)) Hold on records.   No student will receive an honorable dismissal, or be entitled to a transfer of credits earned, who has not satisfactorily accounted for all college property issued to him and settled all outstanding financial obligations. A student who fails to obtain an honorable dismissal will not be recommended to another institution.

[Order 72-2, 132P-160-030, filed 12/4/72.]


     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 132P-160-021 Admission for regular registration.
WAC 132P-160-022 Admission for late registration.
WAC 132P-160-023 Application procedures.
WAC 132P-160-024 Prior to registration.
WAC 132P-160-025 Medical questionnaire.

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