Welcome to Heritage University

What Makes Us Unique?

Heritage University empowers a multi-cultural and inclusive student body to overcome the social, cultural, economic, and geographic barriers that limit access to higher education. Rooted in the homeland of the Yakama Nation, the University embraces transformational student-centered education that cultivates leadership and a commitment to the promotion of a more just society.

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Admission Requirements

Thank you for considering Heritage University. At Heritage University, you get personalized service from the very beginning. Our admissions counselors are here to answer your questions and help you through the application and admission process.

We welcome students like you who are motivated to learn, have a genuine desire for higher education, and show evidence of being able to benefit from Heritage’s educational programs. Visit Heritage today and learn why your opportunity is here.

We welcome students who are motivated to learn and have a genuine desire to attend Heritage University.

Are you ready to complete your degree? Make the change to Heritage University and Start Unstoppable You.

Our programs are designed for teachers, administrators, counselors and other specialists pursuing a degree in their field beyond their bachelor’s.

Veterans of the U.S. military service apply for admittance to Heritage University and for V.A. benefits simultaneously.

If you are not a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status (green card), you are classified as an international student.

Are you interested in enrolling in of our classes? When space permits, Heritage invites students not pursuing a degree or certificate to register for our courses.

Nursing Admissions

Welcome to the Heritage University Nursing Program Admission Guide. Our hope is that we’ve made the admission, application, and selection process easy to understand. Here’s what you need to know.

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Resources and Helpful Links

Testing Center

The Heritage University Testing Center offers a variety of testing services.  The Testing Center is located on the Toppenish campus in the Academic Skills Center inside the Kathleen Ross Center Building.

The Testing Center provides services to:

  • Future Students
  • Faculty and Current Students

Foster Youth

The Admissions staff is here to support foster youth interested in pursuing a degree at Heritage University. We can answer all your questions and help you plan your college career, including applying for foster youth-specific scholarships!


Do you have a question? Check out our FAQs section for answers to some of your specific concerns. Questions like:

  • What is Heritage’s Tax ID Number?
  • Does Heritage run on a quarter or semester system?
  • Is there an application deadline at Heritage University?

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Admissions Staff

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Sergio Avila

Admissions Counselor & Events Coordinator

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Jessica Collins

Senior Undergraduate Administrative Enrollment & Office Operations Manager

Maria Diaz

Maria Diaz

Enrollment Services Coordinator

Adan I Hernandez

Adan Hernandez

Admissions Counselor

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Juaquin Juarez

Admissions Counselor


Elvira Lopez

Admissions Counselor

Ida Moses-Hyipeer

Admissions Counselor

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Gabriel Pinon

Director of Admissions


Miriam Soto Guillen

Transfer Admissions Counselor