The University of Iowa Chinese placement test covers listening, grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension

This test is administered during summer orientation for first-year students entering for fall (2-day programs only). Continuing students who need to register for a test should contact the Patricia Dunlap at 319-335-2682 or

For those students who have completed four or more years of Chinese language in high school, the UI offers the opportunity to earn incentive credit through the Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP credit). Learn more about FLIP.

For specific course placement: PDF iconChinese Placement Scores