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Yukon College Assessments

The Yukon College Assessments measure a student’s abilities in mathematics and English, and help Academic Advisors place students in the appropriate courses. The assessments are administered by the Yukon College Testing Centre.

Not sure if you need to write assessments or which assessments to write? Check your letter or e-mail from the Admissions office. You can contact the Admissions office: t. 867.668.8710 or toll free at 1-800-661-0504 and ask for Admissions admissions@yukoncollege.yk.ca

You may also get assistance from Academic Advisors in specific program areas, such as trades, business, culinary arts, health care, etc. Click here for Yukon College programs. Click on your program and you will see a list of Academic Advisors.

If you’re not sure about what career you want to work toward, contact the Academic Counselling office.

Yukon College Assessments:

  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension / Sentence Skills assessment. The Reading Comprehension portion of the test measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas and to make inferences. The Sentence Skills portion of the test measures your understanding of what makes a sentence complete and clear. This test is done on a computer. There is no time limit for this assessment; most people take 1-2 hours to complete it.
    Click here for more details and practice questions
  • WritePlacer® assessment. This test measures your ability to write effectively. You will write an essay (minimum 300 words) expressing your point of view on a given topic. This test is done on a computer. There is a 70 minute time limit for this assessment.
    Click here for more details and sample essays
  • Math assessment. The first part consists of 30 questions on basic math skills The second part, also 30 questions, tests knowledge of introductory and intermediate algebra skills. Review booklets are available. The time limit for this test is 60 minutes. A calculator is provided.
    Click here for more details and practice questions
  • ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) Testing. We currently offer the Canadian Language Benchmark Test and the ESL ACCUPLACER test. Please call 668-8850 for more information and appointment booking.


Proctoring / Invigilation Services
Yukon College Testing Centre provides invigilation of tests and exams from colleges, universities and institutions across Canada, the States and Europe. Contact the Testing Centre Coordinator to schedule exams or for more information at 867.668.8832 or testing@yukoncollege.yk.ca.

Invigilation fees will be $70 for exams up to three hours and $20 for each hour thereafter. Accuplacer tests are $15.