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HSK Chinese Proficiency Testing


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The GW Confucius Institute is the only test center for Chinese Proficiency in the DC region, with the next closest one for DMV residents being the College of William & Mary Confucius Institute.

We offer paper & pencil Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) and HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) at the GW CI Townhouse.

Youth Chinese Test (YCT) or the Business Chinese Test (BCT) are not currently available at GW CI.

Students may refer to Practice Exams online or register for our HSK Exam Prep course to better prepare for the test. If you are interested in learning more about taking any of the exams at the GW Confucius Institute, please contact us via email at [email protected]


COVID-19 Update: 2020 HSK Testing Cancelled Until Further Notice

We are closely monitoring the university's guidelines regarding the stages to resume activities. For the moment, HSK Tests are not scheduled for the remainder of 2020. If you are someone who is interested in taking the test, feel free to contact us so that we can put you down for future notice. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected].


Test Score Timeline

1 month

after Test Date, Test scores will be posted on the Chinese Test website and available for review.

45 days

after the Test Date, score reports will be delivered to GW CI for pickup. Please contact GW CI if you would like yours shipped to you.

2 years

valid proof of Chinese language proficiency. Scores can be used for applications to Chinese universities, jobs, etc.


How to Register

1. Complete the GW Confucius Institute Registration Form
2. Register as a "New User" or "Login" if you are a returning User at the official Chinese test website
3. Check the payment deadline for your test date
4. Pay the one-time testing fee by 12:00 PM (EDT) of the deadline date via our Online Payment Portal. Failure to do so will automatically cancel your registration.

Please note: You may register to take HSK and HSKK tests on the same date, since test times do not conflict.


Changing Test Registration


Test registration fees are non-refundable. Prior to the payment deadline, a test registrant can cancel their registration online.

Test Date changes:

  • 27 days prior to the test, registrants can contact the GW Confucius Institute to post-pone their test date at no cost.

  • Changes to testing dates may be requested up to 10 days prior to the originally scheduled testing date.
  • A fee of 30% of the original test registration fee will be assessed for changes made between 27 to 10 days prior to the scheduled test date.
  • Please note that we are ONLY able to reschedule a test date within the same calendar year.

Test Level/Site changes:

Once registration is complete, test center and test-level cannot be modified. If the test-taker would like to take a different level test, they must complete a new registration for the new test level. If they would like to register at a different test site, they must first cancel their current registration online and then register for the test at the new test site.


Test Day Preparations

Test takers are required to bring:

  • Test Admission Ticket (If a test-taker fails to bring the test admission ticket, he/she will not be allowed to take the test and no refund will be issued.)
  • A valid photo ID (Photo ID must be completely identical to test registration information. Examples include driver's license, passports, etc.)

Please arrive to the GW CI Townhouse 15 min. prior to your test time. Exact test room will be announced to test-takers prior to the test date.