Chinese Placement Test Information - Placement Testing Center

It is a policy of the Chinese Language Program that students be placed in courses appropriate to their existing level of ability and, in particular, that the elementary courses are intended for true beginners who have minimal or no background in the subject.

The Chinese Department uses a standard placement test instead of individual teacher recommendation for all incoming students who wish to waive the CHIN-101A prerequisite as well as for returning students who wish to skip to a higher level.

Once the Chinese placement test is administered, the student will be placed at the appropriate level. The Department will help students register after the placement test. Students will be notified of the test dates and places.

Get additional information, view the testing schedule, or sign up to take the Chinese Placement Test.

Visit the website for the Ohlone's Chinese Program. If you have questions, please contact Weihsun Mao at