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Yukon College Assessments

The Yukon College Assessments measure a student’s abilities in mathematics, English and computer skills, and help program advisors place students in the appropriate courses. The assessments are administered by the Drop-in Centre, located in the School of Academic and Skill Development. No appointment is necessary; you can come to the Drop-in Centre (Yukon College Assessments schedule to the right), or contact a program advisor at 867.668.8744 or dropin@yukoncollege.yk.ca. The program advisor will work with you to determine which assessments are right for you. Your letter from the Admissions Office will also list the assessments you need to take.

Yukon College Assessments may include:

CAT: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension ~ 60 minutes

DRP: Degrees of Reading Power ~ Not timed; up to 1.5 hours

Yukon College Writing Assessment ~ Not timed; up to 1.5 hours

Yukon College English 100 Profiency Assessment ~ 2 hours

Yukon College Mathematics Skills Assessment ~ 60 minutes; calculators allowed

Yukon College Computer Skills Assessment ~ 45 minutes; email account required

ESL Skills
CLBPT: Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test ~ 1.5 to 2 hours; by appointment only

CLB Yukon College uses the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test for internal placement of non-native speakers of English. Based on the benchmark scored on the CLBPT students may meet the language requirements for the program they are interested in or they may be required to take English as a Second Language classes. Please call 867.668.8850 for an appointment.


General Educational Development Test (GED®)

The purpose of the GED® test is to provide an opportunity for adults who have not graduated from high school to earn a high school-level credential. To allow GED® candidates the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of knowledge and skills comparable to that of traditional high school graduates, the passing standard for the GED® tests is tied to the performance of graduating seniors on these same tests.

The GED® test is a series of five comprehensive examinations in the areas of writing skills, social studies, science, reading and mathematics. Adults who successfully complete the tests receive a Yukon Secondary School Equivalency Certificate.

The Yukon Department of Education cannot guarantee that all employers or post-secondary institutions will accept a GED® Certificate. Students who wish to enter post-secondary educational institutions should check the individual program requirements to see whether the GED® satisfies program prerequisites.

Briefly, the five tests cover the following material:

Language Arts - Writing: Part I is multiple-choice covering sentence structure, usage, mechanics and organization; Part II is a 45-minute essay. (2 hours)

Social Studies: History, civics and government, geography, and economics. (80 minutes)

Science: Life science, earth and space science, and physical science. (80 minutes)

Language Arts - Reading: Passages and questions on drama, poetry, prose fiction, nonfiction and business documents. (65 minutes)

Mathematics: Part I: a calculator can be used for data analysis, statistics and probability, and algebra functions and patterns. Part II: no calculator for number operations, number sense and measurement and geometry. (90 minutes)

These tests are available in French.

Testing accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities such as vision impairments, hearing loss or limited mobility.

Unless otherwise noted, an applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have not received a Grade 12 graduation certificate. Special permission may be granted in other circumstances.

The GED® is now a computer based test. There are two testing centres where the GED® can be taken: Polar Institute of Technology (Polarcom) at 204D Strickland Street, and Yukon College’s Testing Centre. Registration and payment can be done online or by calling the Pearson VUE call centre at 1.877.392.6433. To register online, please consult the GED® registration guide available on this webpage in the Resources box.

Contact the Testing Centre Coordinator to schedule exams or for more information at 867.668.8832 or testing@yukoncollege.yk.ca.


Proctoring / Invigilation Services
Yukon College Testing Centre provides invigilation of tests and exams from colleges, universities and institutions across Canada, the States and Europe. Invigilation fees are $50 for the first three hours and $20 for each hour thereafter. Contact the Testing Centre Coordinator to schedule exams or for more information at 867.668.8832 or testing@yukoncollege.yk.ca.

Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
Scores from this test determine a student’s eligibility for registering in some Yukon College courses. Contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867.668.8832 or testing@yukoncollege.yk.ca to arrange a time to write the exam, and to obtain an LPI Private Sitting registration form.

For each of the tests below, students must register directly with the testing agency online at the URL given below. Test schedules are also available on the test website.

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is a recognized computer-delivered English language assessment tool that measures listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. There are two versions available: CELPIP General, for test takers needing to demonstrate English language ability in general and CELPIP Academic, for test takers needing to demonstrate English language ability for admission to post-secondary institutions. Test takers register online at http://www.celpiptest.ca.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Bulletins are available from the Admissions Office and students must register online at http://www.gre.org. The Yukon College Testing Centre number is 10945.

Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
The Law School Admissions Test is offered several times per year. Bulletins are available from the Admissions Office and students must register online at http://www.LSAC.org. The Yukon College Testing Centre number is 0934.