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Chinese Studies Placement Interviews:

Placement interviews will take place virtually until further notice due to COVID-19. To request a placement interview, please complete a Student Information Sheet (SIS PDF) and follow the directions below. Please note that Chinese language courses are offered in a sequence and not offered every quarter. For example, if you place into 10A but do not enroll in Fall, you will need to wait a full year until the next Fall until the course is offered again.

The placement Interview is a short and informal one-on-one conversation that helps the Chinese Language Faculty determine the appropriate course for a student. All students who have never taken a CHIN (Chinese Language) course at UC San Diego, MUST participate in an interview in order to receive authorization to enroll in a CHIN course, including students who have taken Chinese courses at other schools, have AP Chinese and/or SAT II Chinese exam scores, or have no prior knowledge of Chinese.  

PLEASE READ the instructions below to schedule a placement interview.

Virtual Placement Interviews: 

*Placements are continuing on zoom in Fall 2022. 

  1. Prior to your placement interview, complete the Student Information Sheet (SIS PDF)Make sure to clearly write your UC San Diego PID # (i.e. A01234567).
  2.  Email the instructor of the course you would like to enroll in (see course descriptions) and attach a Student Information Sheet (SIS). If you are not sure which course you would like to take, you can email any of the following instructors to request an interview time: 
  3. The instructor will send you a Zoom invitation for your interview.
  4. Please have your SIS form ready for your interview and take the opportunity to get to know the professor while they determine which course would be most appropriate for you in a short, informal conversation.
  5.  After the placement interview, the instructor will indicate on the SIS which course will be the best fit for you and notify the Program Coordinator of your placement. Since most courses are offered in a sequence, the course you place into may not be offered in the next quarter. The instructor will tell you when the course you place into will be offered next.
  6. The Program Coordinator will review your SIS and authorize you for the appropriate course. You will receive an email confirming the CHIN course when you have been authorized.
  7. Once you have been authorized, it is your responsibility to enroll yourself on TritonLink WebReg. Authorization from the Program Coordinator does not mean you are enrolled in the class! 

 

In-Person Placement Interviews:

**Cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19**

  1. Fill out the Student Information Sheet (SIS PDF) 
    • Make sure to clearly write your UC San Diego PID # (i.e. A01234567)
  2.  Email the SIS to a faculty member and request a placeent interview. You may also drop-in during office hours 
  3. Bring the SIS form to the interview and take the opportunity to get to know the professor while they determine which course would be most appropriate for you in a short, informal conversation.
  4. After the placement interview, the instructor will indicate on the SIS which course will be the best fit for you and notify the Program Coordinator of your placement. Since most courses are offered in a sequence, the course you place into may not be offered in the next quarter. The instructor will tell you when the course you place into will be offered next.
  5. The Program Coordinator will review your SIS and authorize you for the appropriate course. You will receive an email confirming the CHIN course when you have been authorized.
  6. Once you have been authorized, it is your responsibility to enroll yourself on TritonLink WebReg. Authorization from the Program Coordinator does not mean you are enrolled in the class!