Michigan State University
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Students who have previously studied Chinese and wish to enroll in a course above CHS 101 need to take the placement test at home at any time (on a computer, tablet, or smart phone with Chinese text-writing capabilities and a voice recording option).

The unproctored online test is for placement into a class on campus, and should take no more than two hours. It has a short background questionnaire about your prior Chinese-language learning, and 32 multiple-choice listening and reading questions. You will also be prompted to respond in writing (in Chinese) to two questions, and you will be asked to record your voice (in Chinese) in response to a speaking task.

After you take the online Chinese placement test, the undergraduate academic advisor for Chinese, Cindy Walter (walterc2@msu.edu), and Chinese language faculty member Ho-Hsin Huang, (huanghoh@msu.edu) will be notified of your score. Please contact Cindy Walter at walterc2@msu.edu if you have questions. Click on the icon below to start the unproctored Chinese placement test.



Direct link to the Chinese placement test: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2C5uBOWKlTCdoN