Students must pass sight translation examinations in order to graduate with a major in classics. Those electing the Greek and Latin form of the major must pass all four sight examinations. Other majors must take the exams in the language relevant to their variety of the major: Greek for Greek majors, Latin for Latin majors, the language the student has studied most for Classical Civilization majors.

All majors may, if they choose, take the exams in both languages to demonstrate proficiency. There is no limit to the number of times that a student may take the exams.

In any given year the exams take place during each semester on the Wednesday of the 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th full week of classes in the following order: Greek Prose, Latin Prose, Greek Verse, Latin Verse. 

Examinations will be administered at 4:15 p.m. in Ascension 120 on the following dates:

  • October 23, 2024 and March 19, 2025: Greek Prose
  • October 30, 2024 and March 26, 2025: Latin Prose 
  • November 13, 2024 and April 9, 2025: Greek Verse
  • November 20, 2024 and April 16, 2025: Latin Verse