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 Fall 2020:


Program Dates

Placement Test*

Application Deadline**

Fall 1st Session

August 20 - October 8

August 18

June 20

Fall 2nd Session

October 19 - December 15

October 16

August 20


Program Dates for Spring 2021:


Program Dates

Placement Test*

Application Deadline**

Spring 1st Session

January 13 - March 4

January 11

November 15

Spring 2nd Session

March 15 - May 4

March 15

January 15



*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.