Placement Exam

Students who wish to enroll in a Chinese language course beyond the 11111 level must take a placement examination administered by the Department.

Students with prior experience in Chinese are advised to take the placement examination before registering for a language class.

Students who are taking a language sequence (in Chinese) at Notre Dame and sit out for a semester or more of course work are required to take a placement exam in order to continue their study of the language.


Placement exam for freshmen

(9:00 am-12:00 am, Friday, Aug. 18.)

Written Room---DeBartolo Hall 118

Oral Rooms---DeBartolo Hall 119 & 120  

Placement exam for returning students

(10:00 am -12:30 pm, Monday, Aug. 21. )​​

Written Room---DeBartolo Hall 320 (50 seats)

Oral Rooms---DeBartolo Hall 305 & 306 (each has 15 seats)


Registration form:

Chinese Placement Exams consists of two parts, written and oral exams.

The Department reserves the right to change student placement based on class performance. 

Contact Prof. Weibing Ye at