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Submitted by darmstro on Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:38pm

Note: Chinese 317, 355 and 357 are given in English and no prerequisite knowledge of Chinese is required. All university level prerequisites for Chinese language courses must be met with a grade of "C-" or better.

Assessment and placement

All students interested in Chinese language courses must consult with the School in order to be placed according to their experience and ability. Enrollment in Chinese language courses therefore involves a formal assessment and placement process. The School can refuse a student permission to remain in a particular language course if the instructor deems that the student's knowledge exceeds the level of that course. Students are advised that misrepresenting their level of knowledge in the language of the course constitutes academic dishonesty and will be dealt with as such. 

Note: Prior to registering in any Chinese language courses, students are required to complete the online Chinese Placement Application Form. Instructions on completing the placement form are available. If you experience any technical difficulties in submitting your form, please contact the main office at

Registration in any of the Chinese culture courses (such as CHIN 317, 355, 357) does NOT require completion of the placement application.

Please contact the Chinese program advisor at if you have any questions or concerns about Chinese courses generally, or the placement process specifically.

Credit by special assessment

Students seeking credit by special assessment should consult with the School regarding courses available for credit in this manner. Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses by special assessment or to receive advanced credit for them.