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HSKRegistrationForm2012.pdfOctober HSK Exam Registration
Fall is upon us, meaning both the start of school and standardized tests. The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is an international standardized proficiency test for non-native Chinese speakers. It is used in applying for study abroad programs, Chinese language scholarships, and as an internationally recognized standard of Chinese language ability that can be used for resumes and other professional applications. The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota is the only official HSK testing center in Minnesota, and will be offering the written and oral HSK on 21 October, 2012.

This year, the written test will be offered in both hard copy and online formats. The registration deadline 15 September, 2012. The oral test only has one format and has the same registration deadline of 15 September, 2012.

To register for the test, please complete the attached registration form along with:
-two recent passport sized photos
-a copy of a valid government-issued ID (drivers lisence, passport, etc.)
-a check made payable to "The University of Minnesota"
and send it to the Confucius Institute address on the form. For those interested in taking the online test, please indicate this on the form. It is possible that the online test will be unavailable on the testing day, so please register with the knowledge that in the event the online version is unavailable, the hard copy format will be substituted.

For more information about the test, refer to the HSK page on the Confucius Institute website. For test preparation materials, please refer to this page on the CTI website.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at ecruskin(at)umn.edu or 612-625-5210.
We look forward to seeing you on test day!

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