Placement tests are required for all students entering our language programs, with the exception of those students who have had no previous knowledge of the language and are planning to enroll in the first semester of the first year of instruction. Students who test into second-year Chinese and satisfactorily complete (with a grade of B– or better) at least one semester of language study may petition for 3 units of retroactive credit; students who test into third year or above and satisfactorily complete (with a grade of B– or better) at least one semester of language study may petition for 6 units of retroactive credit. Credit is limited to 3 units for testing into second year and 6 units for testing into third year or above.
L04 211 = 3 units for 102D
L04 360 = 3 units for 102D and 3 units for 212
Note, courses in the Heritage Chinese track are not equal to courses in the regular Modern Chinese track, and therefore, are not eligible for back credit. Native speakers are not eligible for back credit, so evidence of secondary or post-secondary study of the language is required.
Please note that students with native language proficiency as determined by the Chinese language section, as well as students who enroll in a course below their placement level, are ineligible for retroactive credit units. Students who misrepresent the extent of their background so as to gain entrance to a course at the elementary or intermediate level will be dropped from that course.