Placement guidelines for Chinese

Winter & Spring Quarter 2022

Any students who have taken Chinese language courses before (in high school, community college or elsewhere) or if they speak Chinese as a heritage language will have to take the Chinese placement exam before enrolling in a Chinese language course. Please contact Ting-Ting Wu at tingting@ucsc.edu to request a placement exam.

Who does not need to take a placement exam?
  • Students who have no prior knowledge of Chinese language can simply enroll in Chinese 1 (only offered in the Fall quarter).
  • Students who have successfully completed a Chinese language course at UCSC can advance to the next level without taking a placement exam again.

Please understand that many classes fill up very quickly; placement results do not guarantee you a spot in the class.