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Chinese Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2024-2025

Placement into the Chinese courses is initially based on the student's scores on the Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension portions of the Chinese Placement Test. This initial placement might be modified based on the student's scores on the Speaking and Writing portions. If a student's speaking and writing ability indicate that the student should enroll in either a higher-level or a lower-level class, the student will be informed of this when classes start.

Cutoff scores and placement recommendations are derived in collaboration with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025.

Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.

Listening Score

Reading Score

Placement Message

0 - 150 - 10Placed into CHIN 201
16 - 280 - 10Placed into CHIN 241
0 - 1511 - 30Placed into CHIN 202
16 - 2811 - 20Placed into CHIN 242
16 - 2821 - 30Placed into CHIN 203
0 - 1531 - 42Placed into CHIN 203
16 - 2831 - 42Placed into CHIN 204
0 - 943 - 54Placed into CHIN 203
10 - 1543 - 54Placed into CHIN 204
16 - 2843 - 54Placed into CHIN 305
0 - 955 - 90Placed into CHIN 204
10 - 1555 - 66Placed into CHIN 305
16 - 2855 - 66Placed into CHIN 306
10 - 1567 - 78Placed into CHIN 306
16 - 2867 - 78Placed into CHIN 440
10 - 1579 - 120Placed into CHIN 440
16 - 2879 - 110Placed into CHIN 441. May enroll in CHIN 440 if you wish.
0 - 991 - 120Placed into CHIN 305
16 - 28111 - 120Placed beyond CHIN 440 and 441.Consult with the EALC Director of Undergraduate Studies for course enrollment options.