The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is a standardized test of Chinese proficiency which is recognized by the People’s Republic of China and numerous countries worldwide. Created by Hanban, the HSK measures the proficiency level of non-native speakers of standard Chinese, which may include overseas Chinese and students from Chinese national minorities. It is used as a guideline for admission to colleges and universities in China and Southeast Asia, as well as a reference standard in job recruiting, both within China and in countries around the world where Chinese language skills are necessary.
Pasadena City College offers the HSK test twice during the academic year, normally in late fall and spring. Click here to learn more about their testing schedule.