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.

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?

You can book an appointment online to write the ACCUPLACER test:

Book an appointment

Unable to attend one of our scheduled times? Please call 867 668 8832 and we will try to accommodate you. 

Not in Whitehorse? Please call us to make arrangements.


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. You may rewrite an assessment after six months have passed.

For further assistance, email the Testing Centre Coordinator or call 867 668 8832.

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:

Book an appointment

Unable to attend one of our scheduled times? Please call 867 668 8832 and we will try to accommodate you.

Not in Whitehorse? Please call us to make arrangements.


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. 

The Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills test scores are reported on a 120-point scale. These score are listed in the column titled Total Right Score on your score report sheet. Example: If your Total Right Score is 78, that equates to 78/120.

Your Writeplacer® scores are valid for two years. You may rewrite an assessment after six months have passed.

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 an appointment

    Unable to attend one of our scheduled times? Please call 867 668 8832 and we will try to accommodate you.

    Not in Whitehorse? Please call us to make arrangements.


    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.

    You may rewrite an assessment after six months have passed.

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

    We currently offer the ESL ACCUPLACER test.

    Please call 867 668 8850 for more information or book an appointment online to write the ESL ACCUPLACER test.

    Book an appointment online

    Book an assessments and testing appointment today!

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    Yukon University Testing Centre
    Ayamdigut Campus, room A2317
    Whitehorse
    t 867 668 8832


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    Proctoring / Invigilation Services

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

    Book an exam online