Admission requirements

To be admitted to Yukon University, students must be either 19 years of age or have graduated from high school in their home country. High school graduates are required to provide a high school graduation certificate, translated into English.

Students between the ages of 17 and 19 who have not completed high school in their home country, but have been out of school for a minimum of one year, may be accepted into Yukon University.

Read through the 3 pathway options to see which option you can complete. The evaluated transcript option is the best opportunity for you to enter your program of choice.

Admission pathway options

Evaluated transcript pathway

This pathway allows you to be fully qualified into your program if you meet the academic requirements. 

This pathway allows you to register into your courses as soon as registration opens.

Requirements:

Assessments Pathway

This pathway starts you with a conditional letter of acceptance into your program if you meet the English Language Proficiency requirements. When you arrive in the Yukon, you will need to complete our assessments. You cannot register for classes until you complete these assessments and have met the requirements of the program. 

If you do not meet the requirement of your program, you will be put into our 3rd pathway - upgrading program for a minimum of 1 semester to take courses to meet those requirements. 

This pathway requires:

  • An English language proficiency score that meets the requirements

    AND
     
  • Adequate scores on the Yukon University placement exams (available only at Yukon University)
     

Upgrading Pathway

This option is if you know you will need to take a semester to year of upgrading before gaining entrance to your program of choice or do not have any documentation to support their application to the university, such as some refugee students.

This option does not allow for registration into courses until you have completed the Yukon University English placement exam. This determines how many semesters you will need to be in this program before being allowed into your first program of choice. 

This pathway requires:

  • An English language proficiency score that meets the requirements: 
    1. IELTS 5.0 (in Academic Testing. No lower than 5.0 in each section) or
    2. iBT TOEFL – 45
    3. PTE Academic 29 (no lower than 29 in each section)

      AND
       
  • Adequate scores on the Yukon University English placement exam (available only at Yukon University)

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree programs

  • IELTS 6.0 (in Academic Testing. No lower than 6.0 in each section) or
  • iBT TOEFL – 79
  • PTE Academic 46 (no lower than 46 in each section)

Diploma and Certificate programs

  • IELTS 6.0 (in Academic Testing. No lower than 5.5 in each section) or
  • iBT TOEFL – 79
  • PTE Academic 46 (no lower than 36 in each section)
  • *Students applying under SDS (Student Direct Stream) program must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with no lower than 6.0 in each section to meet the requirement for the program.

Culinary Arts, Office Administration and Trades programs

  • IELTS 5.0 (in Academic Testing. No lower than 5.0 in each section) or
  • iBT TOEFL – 45
  • PTE Academic 29 (no lower than 29 in each section)
     

Prerequisites and other program requirements 

Prerequisites are the courses you need to have already taken to enter a specific program. 

You may need to take prerequisites such as mathematics or science before entering a program. To find out about the prerequisites for your program, go to the Yukon University Programs page, click on the program you want to take, and then choose “Program Admission” from the left-hand menu.

Transcripts 

Applicants educated in a country other than Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand should have their transcripts evaluated by an agency such as International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) in British Columbia or International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) in Alberta.