A year of study at Kenyon in either Latin or Greek satisfies Kenyon's language requirement.

To satisfy the language requirement through previous study in LATIN, a student needs a score of 4 or 5 on the Latin Advanced Placement exam, or a passing grade on the department's proficiency test given during the orientation program as well as on the Wednesday of the 9th full week of classes each spring semester. The examination tests the student on the equivalent of a year of Latin at Kenyon. A grade of 65% is needed to pass the department's Latin proficiency test.

To satisfy the language requirement through previous study in ANCIENT GREEK, a student needs to achieve a passing grade in an examination set by the department during orientation or at a later point in the academic year, but only by arrangement between the student and the department. The examination tests the student on the equivalent of a year of Greek at Kenyon.

Sanskrit, when offered on request as an independent study, does not satisfy the language requirement.