The Latin/Greek Institute should not be a student's first serious experience in the study of a foreign language. Applicants should demonstrate previous success in language-learning. The experience of more than 45 years has shown that the successful student will possess a good knowledge of English syntax, strong memory skills and a willingness to sustain for a full 10 weeks his or her commitment to the rigorous work of the program. No successful applicant should enroll who has any other demands during the summer (e.g., term papers, jobs, projects, family problems).

Candidates for admission to any program offered by the Latin/Greek Institute should be able to provide evidence of seriousness of purpose, motivation and considerable language ability.

No auditors are permitted in the programs of the Latin/Greek Institute. Admission is by application only.

Please apply using the online form for the Basic Programs.

The Application deadline for all summer 2023 programs is March 31 (March 10 for students requiring a Brooklyn College-sponsored international student visa).

All supporting documents may be sent by e-mail to

Please address all regular mail to:
Latin/Greek Institute
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Note: All corroborating materials and the application must be submitted by the deadline date. Staff are working remotely and will check the mail on a bi-weekly schedule.