For direct entry into Certificate, Diploma or Trades Programs, see specific program information for English requirements.

Students requiring English upgrading will be placed in the appropriate level of ESL. After graduating from ESL, students are permitted to enter directly into academic classes without any further English testing.

For direct entry into trades, such as carpentry, welding, or culinary arts, the English requirements are lower.  Please contact international admissions for detailed information.


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 College Programs page, click on the program you want to take, and then choose “Program Admission” from the left-hand menu.

After sending your application documents, you may be requested by our Registrar to get your high school transcription evaluated by a recognized organization in Canada. If so, please use the following website to start the process.

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To be admitted to Yukon College, 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 College.


For direct entry into University Transfer Programs, students are required to show one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree programs:
    IELTS 6.0 (in Academic Testing. No lower than 6.0 in each section) or
    TOEFL iBT – 79
  • Diploma and Certificate programs:
    IELTS 6.0 (in Academic Testing. No lower than 5.5 in each section) or
    TOEFL iBT – 79
    *Students applying from India, China, Vietnam or the Philipines must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with no lower than 6.0 in each section to meet a requirement for SDS (Student Direct Stream)
  • Culinary Arts, Office Administration and Trades programs:
    IELTS 5.0 (in Academic Testing. No lower than 5.0 in each section) or
    TOEFL iBT – 45
  • Adequate scores on the Yukon College English placement exam (available only at Yukon College)
  • Minimum 62% in Canadian High School English 12. Communications 12 is not accepted as meeting English requirements.