Important Dates

Number of Sessions Each Year

The IEP has 5 sessions each year beginning in January, March, July, August, and October.   In spring and fall, our sessions are 7.5 weeks long.  In summer, students can apply for 4-week July session.  Shorter (4-week) programs may be available at other times by special arrangement.  Also, we are happy to make arrangements for group programs.  Please contact us at if you have questions.

Full time-students study 18 hours each week.  Part-time students study between 4 and 16 hours a week.

Application Deadlines

We strongly recommend that students applying from outside of the United States apply 8 weeks before their program start date so that they have plenty of time to get their visas.  However, we will accept applications up to 4 weeks before the program start date, but if you apply late we cannot guarantee that you will get your visa on time.

Program Dates for 2022

  Program Dates Placement Test* Application Deadline**
Spring Session 1 January 12 - March 3 January 10 November 12
Spring Session 2 March 14 - May 3 March 11 January 14
Summer Session July 5 - July 29  July 1  May 5
Fall Session 1 August 17 - October 7  August 15  June 17
Fall Session 2 October 17 - December 13  October 14  August 17


Program Dates for 2023

  Program Dates Placement Test* Application Deadline**
Spring Session 1 January 9 - February 28 January 6 November 11
Spring Session 2 March 13 - May 3 March 10 January 13
Summer Session July 5 - July 28  June 30  May 5

*Placement Test. You must arrive in Athens before this date so that you can attend the placement test.

**Application deadline. Apply by this date to ensure your immigration documents arrive in time.  You can still apply after this date, but you might not have time to receive your documents.