Chinese Language Program

Fall 2016 Placement Test and Enrollment Information

Time to sign Up for a Chinese class in Fall 2016!


Continuing students intending to enroll in a Chinese language class for the first time in Fall 2016 must complete a placement process. Students who have never been exposed to the Chinese written language should take
the following survey to find out if they qualify for a waiver from the written placement test:     

Students who do not qualify for the written placement test waiver should register for the next placement test with UCI Academic Testing Center through their web site, After the test
(or, for those qualified for the waiver, after completing the survey), appear for a Faculty Oral Interview to obtain authorization for enrollment.

Interviews are offered on a walk-in basis between 12:00 - 1:00 pm at HIB 466 on weekdays through Friday 06/03/2016 (the last day of instruction). No appointment is needed.  Bring your picture ID and completed Student
Language Background Survey (SLBS) to the interview. Student Language Background Survey (SLBS) can be downloaded at

Incoming freshmen and transfer students wanting to enroll in a Chinese language class in Fall 2016 may access the UCI Academic Testing Center through their web site, for details
about registration and dates of placement tests offered for new students  during the summer months. Faculty Oral Interview for students who tested during the summer or Welcome Week will be offered on a walk-in basis on
Monday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 21, 2016 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in HIB 466. Requests for Faculty Oral Interview in the summer can be made by contacting the Chinese program at

For additional information, please call 949-824-6207 or E-mail the UCI Academic Testing Center at

Students registered in any section of Chinese 1A/1MA, 2A/2MA, or 3A MUST ATTEND THE FIRST and SECOND class meetings. Any student who does not meet this condition will be required to drop the class.