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Modern Chinese Placement Testing

To complete your placement assessment, you must take the online reading portion (labeled “Written Component” below), an oral test, and an on-campus composition test. The online reading portion of the placement test must be taken before the oral and in-person writing test.

Written Component

This online reading exam represents step one of the Chinese Placement Test and covers reading, grammar, and vocabulary. Please see the table below for guidelines on when to take the online test. Incoming freshmen and transfers must take the test over the summer during the specified timeframe according to surname. Choose either Simplified or Traditional.
 
Important:  You will have only 90 minutes to complete the test once you log in and begin. Please allow enough time to take the entire test in a single sitting. Next to the appropriate date range below, click the “Online” link, sign in with your SUNet ID and password, then click “Enroll in Course” when you are ready to begin the test.
Test Date Location Special instructions
New Students, surnames A-C
4 Jun 2018 to 18 Jun 2018
Simplified Characters
New Students, surnames A-C
4 Jun 2018 to 18 Jun 2018
Traditional Characters
New Students, surnames D-F
19 Jun 2018 to 4 Jul 2018
Simplified Characters
New Students, surnames D-F
19 Jun 2018 to 4 Jul 2018
Traditional Characters
New Students, surnames G-J
5 Jul 2018 to 19 Jul 2018
Simplified Characters
New Students, surnames G-J
5 Jul 2018 to 19 Jul 2018
Traditional Characters
New Students, surnames K-M
20 Jul 2018 to 3 Aug 2018
Simplified Characters
New Students, surnames K-M
20 Jul 2018 to 3 Aug 2018
Traditional Characters
New Students, surnames N-Q
3 Aug 2018 to 12 Aug 2018
Simplified Characters
New Students, surnames N-Q
3 Aug 2018 to 12 Aug 2018
Traditional Characters
New Students, surnames R-U
13 Aug 2018 to 22 Aug 2018
Simplified Characters
New Students, surnames R-U
13 Aug 2018 to 22 Aug 2018
Traditional Characters
New Students, surnames V-Z
23 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018
Simplified Characters
New Students, surnames V-Z
23 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018
Traditional Characters
Continuing Students
4 Jun 2018 to 14 Sep 2018
Simplified Characters
Continuing Students
4 Jun 2018 to 14 Sep 2018
Traditional Characters

Oral Component

After completing the online reading test (“Written Component” above), please follow the instructions at the end of the test to sign up for an online oral interview to complete the oral portion of the placement testing process.  

If the online oral interview is not an option for you, you will need to sign up to take a make-up oral exam on Friday 9/21/18 (must arrive by 8:20am).

Composition 

Finally, to complete the placement process, all students must take the on-campus composition exam given at the time and location specified below.

Important note: Test begins promptly at the specified time. Doors close 10 minutes prior.

Schedule for on-campus Composition Exam. Bring your Stanford ID card to the test.

Test Time Date Location
Fall Enrollment 8:30 am Fri, 21 Sep 2018
Fall Enrollment Make-up 1 11:00 am Sun, 23 Sep 2018
Fall Enrollment Make-up 2 1:30 pm Sun, 23 Sep 2018