University Access Pathways

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Whether you want to prepare yourself for academic studies, or upgrade your skills for better employment opportunities, we can help you on your way. 

We offer courses in math, science, English, computers and more to satisfy prerequisites for programs at Yukon University and other institutions through Intermediate, Advanced and Provincial Adult Basic Education (ABE) coursework.

University Access in 2020-2021 and COVID-19

All courses offered in the University Access Program will be online this academic year. Some courses may have weekly scheduled video-conferenced sessions, while others may run entirely online. Students are encouraged to check course pages regularly for up-to-date details about delivery methods, as some plans are still being finalized.

The School of Academic and Skill Development has the resources and the staff ready to help you navigate your digital classrooms.

Contact the school or a program advisor or use the button below to find out more about your options and the supports we have prepared. 

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Program description

The University Access Pathways program enables students to obtain prerequisites to meet admission requirements for programs at Yukon University and other academic institutions.

Program Advisors can assist students in the selection of University Access Pathways courses that will provide a pathway to their chosen field of study and education goals. Students may be able to take one or more courses from a future field of study while completing their program prerequisites. Students may, in addition to working on prerequisites, obtain the University Access Pathways diploma from Yukon University.

Independent study

Independent study courses may be available to students who are unable to attend University Access Pathways English and math classes.

Subject specific assistance is available through the Academic Support Centre, but note that support services are more readily available during the fall and winter terms.

Please make a program advising appointment to for more information and to determine if this is an available option.

Admission requirements
  • English 10 (min. 65%)

Please see course prerequisites 'Courses' page for additional requirements.


Returning students

Students who are returning to University Access Pathways within two years of their last attendance date only need to re-apply at the Admissions Office if a re-admit letter is needed for a sponsor, or to update personal changes such as mailing address, phone number, or name.

New students

New applicants or students who are changing programs must apply at the Admissions Office and receive their letter of acceptance prior to seeing a Program Advisor. The Letter of Acceptance must be shown to the Program Advisor.

Program advising

Acceptance into the program does not guarantee enrollment. An appointment must be made with a Program Advisor (after your Letter of Acceptance is received) who will help students to determine a pathway to their program of choice and to select courses for the term. Some courses have limited enrollment, so students are encouraged to register early.

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Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon University recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Money matters


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See money matters for more information.

In addition to tuition, students are required to pay a student council fee and a mandatory technology fee - see Ancillary Fees.

Students must purchase their textbooks. Paper and other supplies are the responsibility of the student. Math students will require a scientific calculator.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to have sponsorship or payment of tuition arranged before meeting with a Program Advisor. This will enable students to be registered in their courses without delay and purchase textbooks and additional supplies in order to be prepared for the first day of classes. Acceptance into the program does not guarantee a space.

Student financial awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon University is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several student financial awards to help offset your educational and living costs.

Financial assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See money matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867 668 8720 to make an appointment.

Program Guides

A program planning guide lays out the courses and requirements needed to graduate from a particular program. It guides you through course selection options for each term, provides a sample program pathway and acts as a tool to track your progress.