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 2023

  Program Dates Placement Test* Application Deadline**
Spring II 2023 Session March 13 - May 3 March 10 January 27
July 2023 Session July 5 - July 31 June 30 May 4
Fall I 2023 Session August 16 - October 5 August 14 June 14
Fall II 2023 Session October 16 - December 7 October 13 August 17
Spring I 2024 Session January 8 - February 29, 2024 January 5, 2024 November 9, 2023
Spring II 2024 Session March 11 - May 2, 2024 March 8, 2024 January 11, 2024

*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.