Each year, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center conditionally admits a select few students who are exceptional applicants in almost every way but score slightly below the recommended level on the Chinese proficiency test. The condition they must meet before matriculating is usually to enroll in an intensive Chinese summer language program, retake the CAL test over the summer, or both.
Were you conditionally admitted? Follow the guidelines below to ensure a successful start at the HNC this fall:
- One final tip from alumni: Reading Chinese news articles and listening to podcasts over the summer are also great ways to build or maintain the vocabulary needed to succeed at the Center.