The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
2017 Summer Session group at the Temple of Sounion. Photo: K. Mikos

Application to the ASCSA Summer Session


The Summer Session of the ASCSA is an intensive introduction to Greece from antiquity through the modern period.  The individuals selected for this program are normally graduate and advanced undergraduate students and high school and college teachers with clear evidence of interest in the Classical world as well as academic preparation in this area.  The program emphasizes the topography and monuments of Greece in their historical context, the interpretation of literature and historical writings, and how ancient sources may be used to interpret archaeological discoveries.

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Detailed information on the Summer Session Program is found under the Programs section of the website. A listing of available scholarships can be found here:

Application to the Summer Session:
Link to the online application:

Admission to the Summer Session is granted on the basis of academic performance and letters of recommendation. 

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Submit the application form online by January 15.
  • Application fee of $25. You will be directed to the PayPal website to make your payment when you submit the online form. Payment will be accepted by credit card, e-check, or bank transfer. Further instructions are provided on the online application.
  • Applicants for School scholarships must review the program material on the website to learn about the requirements.
  • High school teachers and college professors should be prepared to attach a copy of their curriculum vitae (saved as  doc, docx, or pdf) to the application form.
  • Student applicants are required to submit undergraduate and graduate transcripts, scanned from the originals issued to the candidate, in legible pdf format as part of the online application. Please be sure to name the file "LastnameTranscripts.pdf" (e.g. SmithTranscripts.pdf)
  • Applicants arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted online by their recommenders. After you submit your online application, your recommenders will automatically be sent instructions about how to upload their recommendation. Recommendations are due January 15.

For additional questions or information, contact Committee on the Summer Sessions at