National Exams in Classics

National Latin Exam, National Greek Exam

The National Latin Exam and National Greek Exam are offered each year through the American Classical League. These exams provide opportunities for homeschooled students to receive recognition for their accomplishments, and allow them to compete for scholarships provided by the American Classical League. Scholars Online students have excelled in these examinations, winning successive gold and silver awards in Latin, high and highest honors in the Greek exam, and even the Greek Scholarship.

Registration is now open for exams offered through the National Latin Exam project. These include exams in mythology, etymology, Roman civilization, Latin vocabulary, and of course, the Latin language itself. Registration deadlines vary, and while most deadlines are in January 2021, the etymology exam deadline is October 28, so if you are interested in that exam, check the website link now.

The 2021 National Latin Exam itself is offered at seven levels and will be administered March 8-12, 2021. Early administration dates are available with students who have conflicts with the regular administration dates. These exams are available for homeschoolers through the Online Test Regisration Page. Deadline for registration for this exam is January 22, 2021.

Students achieving gold medal levels in the Intermediate Latin, Intermediate Reading, Advanced Prose, Advanced Poetry, and Advanced Reading Comprehension exams in their senior year of high school are eligible to apply for one of sixteen $2000 scholarships, renewable for each year the student continues to study Latin in college.

Registration is also open for the 2021 National Greek Exam, to be administered February 22 through 27, 2021. Registration must be completed by January 15, 2021. Students can choose from among several exams depending on their level of experience. Students with special circumstances (including homeschool students) should contact Greek Exam Chair Generosa Sangco-Jackson at for instructions on ordering and participating in the examination. Students achieving purple or blue ribbons in the Homeric and Attic Greek examinations may apply for a $2000 scholarship to continue their Greek studies in college. Check the NGE website at to get more information, descriptions of the syllabus covered by each exam, past exam samples, preparation guidelines, and to order copies of the exam.

We strongly urge all students of Latin and Greek to participate in these examinations to receive credit for their hard efforts!

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