HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) or the Chinese Proficiency Test is an international standardized exam which tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers' abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives.
USM's Testing Center is not a testing site for the HSK.
USM offers credit for successfully completed HSK exams with a score of 180 or higher on Level V or Level VI:
HSK (Level V)
Test takers can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays, and give a full-length speech in Chinese.
HSK (Level VI)
Test takers can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper.
A successfully completed exam will earn CHI 2XX 8 credits.
Please Note: USM students can earn a maximum of 8 credits per level (100, 200, 300) by exam for each language.
If you have taken and passed an HSK exam and would like credit posted to your transcript please have the scores/certificate sent to:
Office for Prior Learning Assessment
253 Luther Bonney Hall
P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104