Assessments & Testing

Yukon University Assessments

The Yukon University 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 University Testing Centre which is in room A2317.

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ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Reading and Writing

ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Reading assesses the test-taker's ability to derive meaning and to determine the meaning of words in various contexts.

ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing evaluates the test-taker's ability to revise and edit multi-paragraph texts.


What can I expect during the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests?

  • Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests use a multiple choice format.
  • These tests are done on a computer.
  • There is no time limit for these tests; most people take two to three hours to complete a test.
  • For the testing session, you must bring photo ID.

How can I prepare for the ACCUPLACER tests?


How can I schedule an ACCUPLACER test?

If your Acceptance letter requires you to write the ACCUPLACER test, please schedule an appointment:

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Not in Whitehorse? Contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867 668 8832 or testing@yukonu.ca and we will try to accommodate you.

If you're an International applicant, please contact international@yukonu.ca


When will I get the results?

You will receive your results within a week (often sooner) of completing the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests. Results will also be forwarded to the Admissions Office and entered into your student file. 

Your ACCUPLACER scores are valid for two years.

Please note that for English and Math assessments you need to wait 6 months after last ACCUPLACER test or completion of English and Math courses before retaking the assessment. 

For further assistance, contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867 668 8832 or testing@yukonu.ca.

WritePlacer® Assessment

The WritePlacer® Assessment measures your ability to write effectively. 


What can I expect during the Writeplacer® assessment?

You will be given an introduction to an important issue. You will then write an essay (minimum 300 words) expressing your point of view on that issue, supporting your opinion with reasons and examples. The score will be based on your focus, organization, development and support, sentence structure and mechanical conventions.

  • This assessment is done on a computer.
  • There is a 90 minute time limit for this assessment.
  • There is a $15 per assessment.
  • For the assessment session, you must bring photo ID.

How can I prepare for the Writeplacer® assessment:


How can I schedule an Writeplacer® assessment?

You can make an appointment online to write the Writeplacer® assessment:

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Not in Whitehorse? Contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867 668 8832 or testing@yukonu.ca and we will try to accommodate you.


When will I get the results?

You will receive your results within a week (often sooner) of completing the Writeplacer®. Results will also be forwarded to the Admissions Office and entered into your student file. 

Your Writeplacer® scores are valid for two years.

Please note that for English and Math assessments you need to wait 6 months after last ACCUPLACER test or completion of English and Math courses before retaking the assessment. 

For further assistance, contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867 668 8832 or testing@yukonu.ca.

Math Assessment

The Yukon University mathematics assessment has two parts. The first part consists of 30 questions on basic math skills (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportions, and word problems). The second part, also 30 questions, tests knowledge of introductory and intermediate algebra skills.


What can I expect during the mathematics assessment?

  • The Yukon University mathematics assessment uses a multiple-choice format.
  • There is a $15 fee.
  • The time limit for this test is 60 minutes. Students must work quickly and accurately.
  • A calculator and scrap paper are provided.

How can I prepare for the mathematics assessment:


    How can I schedule a mathematics assessment?

    You can book an appointment online to write the math assessment:

    Book appointment through email  Book an appointment by phone

    Not in Whitehorse? Contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867 668 8832 or testing@yukonu.ca and we will try to accommodate you.


    When will I get the results?

    You will receive your results within a week (often sooner) of completing the math assessment.  Results will also be forwarded to the Admissions Office and entered into your student file. 

    Your math assessment scores are valid for two years.

    Please note that for English and Math assessments you need to wait 6 months after last ACCUPLACER test or completion of English and Math courses before retaking the assessment. 

    For further assistance, contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867 668 8832 or testing@yukonu.ca.

    ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) testing

    We currently offer the ESL ACCUPLACER test.

    How can I prepare for the ESL ACCUPLACER test:

    Please contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867 668 8832 or testing@yukonu.ca to make an appointment for the ESL ACCUPLACER test.

    Not sure if you need to write assessments or which assessments to write?


    Need help to determine what career you want to work toward?

    Whether you are exploring education possibilities or looking for tools and resources to help you in your career, our advisors are here to support you.

    Contact our Future Students team to make an appointment at 867 668 8844 toll-free 1 800 661 0505, email or book an appointment below. 

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    Exam invigilation for external institutions & agencies

    • Yukon University Testing Centre provides invigilation of exams from colleges, universities and institutions across Canada and internationally.
    • Invigilation fees will be $75 for exams up to three hours and $25 for each hour thereafter (effective July 1, 2019).
    • Email Testing Centre Coordinator or call 867 668 8832 to schedule exams or for more information.