Exam Dates:
Registration: September 1
Early Administration: February 22 - February 27
Regular Administration: February 28 - March 12

DUE TO WEATHER AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS the administration deadline for paper exam has been extended to Friday March 19.  The administration deadline for the digital exam has been extended to April 16.

Applications will be accepted only from teachers; others should contact Greek Exam Chair Generosa Sangco-Jackson at greekexam@aclclassics.org before ordering and explain any special circumstances.

The registration period has ended.  Contact sizemor@aclclassics.org with questions. 

Exams will be mailed to arrive at least one week before the exam window. If the exams are not received by then, please contact the ACL Office.

Answer sheets should be returned in a timely manner, ideally postmarked the day of the exam. However all answer sheets must be returned to the ACL office by March 19 to be included in the scoring. 

We are still working on the registration for the digital version of the National Greek Exam, which will be available very late in January. With this in mind, we have extended the NGE registration deadline to February 1. Please register as per usual on the NGE page (https://www.aclclassics.org/Exams/National-Greek-Exam), even if you would like the digital version. We will send a separate communication with how to set up the digital registration for Quia Web for your students. If you are unsure if you would like the digital format, you can see a sample of it here: http://www.quia.com/quiz/7895347.html

Please contact me with any questions or concerns: greekexam@aclclassics.org



$4.00 per exam (domestic)
$20.00 shipping per order, which covers shipping the exams and awards.
For all international orders, the exams will be delivered via email to the designated examiner in PDF format.


The following leveled exams are restricted to Middle School and High School students only and cannot be repeated:

The following exams are open to students at any school, and cannot be repeated:

The following exam is open to students at any school, and may be repeated. but only two years in a row:

An entrant may not cross levels in Attic Greek (e.g. take both Beginning and Intermediate Attic) but s/he may take an Attic and a non-Attic examination (Intermediate Attic, Odyssey and Iliad), so long as s/he pays $4.00 for each examination taken.

Syllabi for each exam are available (linked to the exam names above), as well as leveled vocabulary lists for the IntroductoryBeginning Attic, and Intermediate Attic exams here.

Previous Exams/Study Materials

A full packet of the 2019-2020 National Greek Exams is available for free as a pdf download using this link 2019-2020 Exams.

Copies of previous National Greek Exams can be ordered by using this link

You may order using a credit card, purchase order, or print and send with a check. Credit Card orders will have instant download access. Purchase orders will have download access within 48 hours. Printed orders will be processed when payment is received.


The National Greek Examination in 2020 enrolled 1887 students from 188 high schools, colleges, and universities in the US and around the world. Of these students, 53% earned purple, blue, red, or green ribbons. The battery of seven examinations consisted of five Attic Greek exams (Introduction, Beginning, Intermediate, Prose, Tragedy) and two Homeric Greek exams (Odyssey and Iliad).


In 2021, high-school seniors who earn purple or blue ribbons in either the Attic Prose or the Tragedy exams will be eligible to apply for one scholarship in the amount of $2,000, renewable for four years. The scholarship will be paid to the winner’s college or university on condition that s/he earn six credits of Greek during the school year. The winner will be selected by the NLE/NGE Scholarship Committee, chaired by Geoff Revard, St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Bradenton, FL. Teachers of eligible students will receive application forms in the mail in mid-May. Winners will be announced at the ACL Institute in June, and notified directly thereafter by mail.

For information on examination or syllabi contents, contact: Generosa Sangco-Jackson, Chair, ACL/NJCL National Greek Exam, greekexam@aclclassics.org.

For help with ordering contact ACL/NJCL National Greek Examination, Rhonda Sizemore, sizemor@aclclassics.org,

American Classical League, 860 NW Washington Blvd., Suite A, Hamilton OH 45013        Phone 513-529-7741         Fax 513-529-7742

For more information or for questions about this exam, please e-mail greekexam@aclclassics.org

2019-2020 National Greek Exam result report are available.
2019-2020 National Greek Exam Packet are available.
Downloadable NGE certificates


The American Classical League

860 NW Washington Boulevard | Suite A | Hamilton, OH 45013
Phone: 513-529-7741 | Fax: 513-529-7742